I’m new to SEO in general, and wanted to know if anyone out there knows an answer to this question…
So, I own a site that is my company name that I am currently developing (deepfrogdesign.com), but if I own other domains and forward them to it – for instance, [city_name]design.com, or [state_name]development.com, etc. – would that be helpful in SEO? In other words, would it be helpful to forward the other domains to my main company name domain? Would it even matter? I just don’t know, so any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
It would be completely irrelevant unless you actually had a separate and what would be for all purposes a different website that targeted and had relevant content that corresponded with your city targeted url.
I don’t really know if Google frowns upon setting up a ton of urls that lead back to a master website, but I don’t really think they care as long as you aren’t trying to pull any funny stuff. For the most part, if all you are doing is trying to make it easier for your customers to find your website, then it will be a wash in terms of SEO. Google is simply going to look at your main website and judge it solely upon the content that it contains.
Someone feel free to correct me but that’s how I understand it today :)