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redirect or park ?

Discussion in 'Site & Server Administration' started by RPSPP, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. #1
    hiya
    around 9 months ago, I created a site on domain1 and just pointed domain2 to it by changing the nameservers, but I have been told that domain2 will not age or get pr and I should redirect. I get what redirecting is, but i really dont have a clue how to do it.
    Is it difficult to do and will i need to alter domain1 .. is what I was told right and is it worth doing ?
    If this was your site would you park or redirect ?
    I am starting another site tonight, again with 2 domain names which are spelt similarly, so is it worth redirecting from the start?
    Any help you can give on this would be brill.
    Erica xx
    SEMrush
     
    RPSPP, Apr 18, 2007 IP
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  2. eddy2099

    eddy2099 Peon

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    Well, personally I prefer parked because it is easier to maintain.

    To redirect, you need to set up a new site and on the first index page, add

    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1;URL=http://www.othersite.com">
    Code (markup):
    In your header between <head>...</head> . The '1' refers to 1 second before refreshing to the site in the URL.
     
    eddy2099, Apr 18, 2007 IP
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  3. agnivo007

    agnivo007 Peon

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    #3
    you can also redirect by :

    1. using domain forwarding from your domain registrar.
    2. using php
    3. using .htaccess
     
    agnivo007, Apr 18, 2007 IP
  4. RPSPP

    RPSPP Peon

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    thank you for replying eddy,
    I will probably sound thick here, but i just want to clarify what you are saying and put it all into Erica (ie simple) terms lol
    when you say i need to set up another site, do you mean that i need hosting for them both ?
    obviously i have hosting on domain1 already, and i have a reseller hosting account so can set it up on domain2 too.
    So i leave domain1 as it is, and then create an index page for domain2 with the code you entered above, is a normal html page ok ?
    I know i obviously wont be able to put the re-directed url into directories, but can link in other places and so will get backlinks, the page will age and i will get pr (eventually)

    I have to admit to a bit of confusion over what i have been told in the past. I was told i wouldnt get and pr for the one that was parked, but when i type in that url, the url stays in the address bar and it says it has a pr of 3 .. will this just be because the one its parked on has a pr of 3 so its picking that up ?

    Thanks again for the reply :)


    thanks for the reply agnivo .. i am all confused now, because i think it might be domain forwarding that i have on the one i was saying was parked OMG i am so confused lol
    i'll go onto the registar and see if i can see what i did.
    aarrgghhhhh
    i am not parked i have domain forwarding on, the settings say this:
    so does this mean the url will be aging ok and be getting pr etc.

    Many thanks if you can make any sense of my rambling
    Erica xx
     
    RPSPP, Apr 19, 2007 IP
  5. eddy2099

    eddy2099 Peon

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    Okay, on a new site, create an index.html file then put this in the file contents

    
    <html>
    
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1;URL=http://www.site1.com">
    </head>
    
    </html>
    
    PHP:
    That should do the trick. When someone visits site 2, they will be redirected to the site1.com
     
    eddy2099, Apr 19, 2007 IP
  6. dmi

    dmi Well-Known Member

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    Park. Easier to maintain.
     
    dmi, Apr 19, 2007 IP