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redirection lowers rankings?

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Does having a domain that redirects to a subdirectory lower rankings?
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Not really i dont think, i thought the re-firect was to stop you from fooling the search engines by putting a permanent relocate to the new location.?

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I'm not sure I follow you, Shane, could you explain?
sorry for my sparse answer,

A 301 redirect is more of an ethical way to redirect than a meta redirect.

Shane

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That's OK shane, thanks. So we have a hosting package with 2 domains. One domain is pointing towards the root directory and one domain is pointing to a subdirectory named bear. Am I correct in assuming that both will rank equally? I just want to make sure before I send my family member to thousands of hours of SEO.

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Yeah they should do if you set up the forwarding domain correctly, i.e so that it keeps the second domain in the url.,

I am trying it on my sites now. Still too early for results but from what i have been told from my mentors, it will treat it as a totally seperate website.

Shane

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I think you hit on the key thing, Shane, that it keeps the domain in the url when redirecting. I think it's OK.

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Thanks Shane
No probs

Shane
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