10 Oct 11 11:33 am
Is A 301 Redirect The Answer?
Four months ago I set up two white label, custom stores (I own the domain name, the retail company provides the hosting) & I'm having real difficulty getting the second store to rank for an extremely easy misspelt keyword that has hardly any competition ... the first site is no problem & is ranking for a medium difficulty keyword.
The problem with the second store is that google is seeing it as mostly duplicate content, the home page is indexed but not ranking.
Both stores list the same 500,000 products, only the domain names & the front page title tags, H1, etc are different. I'm restricted to what I can change due to having very limited access to the hosting files.
Now, I think I already know that the answer is `Nope, that'll never work' to this next question but...
I have a wordpress site that's a couple of years old, if I create a new internal page & optimise it for the easy misspelt keyword, it should have no problem ranking fairly quickly.
Could I then do a 301 redirect & point it to the home page of my other second, white label, custom store?
Hmm, something tells me the solution isn't not going to be that easy but hey, no harm in asking.
Thanks for any suggestions.