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web address dilemma

Discussion in 'Sales, Marketing, Pricing Etc.' started by wildside, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. wildside

    wildside Very Active Member

    Aug 28, 2005
    we own several different web addresses (25 or so) - they all point to one website, we don't advertise any of them other than the main site, mostly just buy them to make sure someone else cannot use them or some hair brain idea that never came to light at some point


    my dilemma is if i should start using a different one for ease of spelling and use and talking etc.

    right now i say, the website is wildsidegraphix dot com, but would rather say something like getwildside dot com or gowildside dot com

    but having a hard time committing to the idea no matter how much easier it might be, i guess i am afraid people will not understand the getwildside or the gowildside - and then which one to use in general as far as easier to remember

    any advice or input from others out there
  2. Jon Aston

    Jon Aston Very Active Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    No biggie. Run a "Go Wildside" Campaign... that points to gowildside dot com.
  3. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    drop any domain that doesn't get type-in or organic search engine traffic no matter how cool it sounds. They are a liability not an asset. I've had over 5k domains at one point. half way decent domains are dropping for a reason. The Damn economy.
  4. GB2

    GB2 Very Active Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Connecticut, USA
    Could you explain that a little more please, I'm not sure I understand what you are saying.
  5. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

    For simplicity of typing it and for shorter email I set ours up from day 1 as sl-digital.com although typing it in full - sightlinedigital.com or bigass-stickers.com :Big Laugh also gets someone to the site just the same.

    Never really had anyone ask why we use or give out the short version for email or telling them the web address. I'd say go for it but you might want to set your hosting to keep the emails valid for the original name as well and just change your redirects around for the web traffic.

    Of course you will also want to update your links from anywhere else - google dashboard configurations, etc.

    One I'd be curious about is whethere there is any benefit/negative to different methods of redirecting such as via DNS only or letting the alternate domain name actually exist on a host and use html to redirect? I have a couple set both ways....
  6. briankb

    briankb Active Member

    Jul 7, 2009
    Pick your "primary" domain and have all your other domains point to and use a 301 Permanent Redirect. This is the suggested method by Google. And there is a difference between a simple client or server site redirect and a 301 redirect but it's no harder to set it up correctly.

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