Will redirecting other domains to a primary one be a good idea for SEO? Here's what you need to know before you make that decision. This week’s Ask An SEO question comes to us from Ellis in “Parts Unknown.” Ellis asks:
As always, the answer to this SEO question is a definitive “it depends.”
First, let’s define the situation and clarify some things.
And you do not mean “have the client’s website resolve for all of these domains.”
So, assuming we’re talking about redirecting these other domains to the client’s primary domain…
The first questions we need to answer in this scenario are:
Where did these domains come from in the first place?
Has this client always had them (as in, were they the original registrant)?
Have these domains ever had a website of “their own” (or do they currently have their own content/website)?