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I have had a website for a while with go daddy. For privacy

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I have had a website for a while with go daddy. For privacy purposes, just call it www.mrfixit.com (not real). It has been doing fairly well. When I bought this website, I also bought similar domain names and forwarded them without masking. Names like mrfixit.org, mrfixit.co, mrfixit.net etc.

Recently I wanted to tap into more of a local market and bought 6 more domain names. Names like repairmanny.com, nycrepairman.com, repairmannyc.com etc. A member at godaddy said that I should forward and mask these domain names and I could have different titles and descriptive words for each domain, they said it will most likely give me more overall traffic.

I did some reading and I am having second thoughts. Some say that now I may have damaged my seo of the original site. They said that it may appear as duplicate data or something like that.

Please let me know if this is true and let me know if any forwarding is a bad thing or any forwarding with masking is a bad thing. I hope I didn't waste a bunch of money.
Hi, Thanks a lot for posting your query here. I am Jins here to assist you. What you heard about duplicate data is true. The only conceivable bump would be from the keywords in the domain names, but unless they are willing to back those up with some other unique content copying another site isn't going to help. If the contents duplicates, Google will do it's best to filter one of them out of the results, and it may not be the one you'd like.

Google and other search engines do not want to display multiple copies of the same content in their search results, they will likely choose one or the other of these URLs to index. If Google runs into a lot of duplicate content on your domains, it might decide that one or both are not worth visiting as often. I think this article will give you a good idea.

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Jins

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Is it ok if I forward without masking???
Hi Adam, it is not a matter of masking. It is the matter of contents. New search engine algorithms crawl through the contents and not only through the domain names. So I like to suggest, post different unique contents for different domains and give links to each other. This will ensure high ranking of your domains and prevents domain omitting from search results.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Last question, then iwill have to probably eliminate about 10 domains. Sometiimes people mistype a domain name like instead of www.mrfixit.com they type www.mrfixit.net. For that reason, I would have www.mrfixit.net as an additional domain name and have it forward to www.mrfixit.com. To be clear, what I would have to do is build a seperate website page for www.mrfixit.net and have it list a link to my origin www.mrfixit.com. This is my only option that will not hurt my seo????
Hello Sir, Thank you for the clarification of your need. Then you need not list the dummy domains in the search results right ? Then you can proceed with the forwarding/masking approach, but exclude indexing of those URLs using the robots.txt file. It will ensure search engines will not omitt your original domain from search results.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
In go daddy, I only have Search engine visibility on the one original domain, does that mean it is the only one being crawled???
Yes, it means that domain can be viewable by search engines. If other domains' search engine visibility is not on or disabled it will not crawled by search engines.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
With godaddy you have to buy search engine visibility plans, If I don't buy it, I think I am safe, right??
Yes, also you should not submit those urls yourself to any search engines for indexing. Thank you very much for the positive rating. Remember us, when you need any assistance again. Your business is very valuable for us. You can ask a question directly to me by going to http://www.justanswer.com/computer/expert-jinsmn/ Now let me file this question as closed.


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