can i have multiple domain names point to the same published site?

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I have 6 domain names that i want to point to a single Synthasite site. I've got one of them working by changing the Aname at my registrar. However, Synthesite needs to know a single domain name in the configuration to properly route traffic from my domain to my Synthasite site but I want to provide 5 more. I'm doing adwords testing of the best domain name for my site, and adwords will not approve a simple domain forwarding from my other 5 domains to the first one that works.

Can I provide Synthasite a list of domains to go to a single site?
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gamedemon

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to my knowledge, only through domain forwarding (i'm assuming you know how to do that. if not, just ask)

i don't think it is possible, or even wise to have multiple domain names actually point to the same site through zone records.

i think i heard in another thread that google considers it replication or duplication or something like that.

somebody please correct me on the above if i'm wrong

i have two domain names going to the same site. one is pointed to my site through A records and the other is just forwarded (unmasked) to that one.

hope this helps
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Hello,

I think the best thing to do in a situation such as this is to use a permanent 301 redirect. Because search engines are sensitive to duplicate content, properly using a 301 redirect can save your site from penalties. As far as I know, 301 redirects will not incur penalties from the search engines.

When you say you are testing domain names through AdWords, how are you doing this? I'm not sure if this will help at all, but when you set up an AdWords Ad, the URL displayed and the destination URL do not have to be the same. Maybe this is a way you can test domain name likability. Display various URL's in the ad and have them all go to your website.

I'm not sure if this helps, good luck with your testing!

Take care,

Emmy
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Hi Emmy.

I left you a message via your contact form yesterday and just wanted to make sure you received it. Let me know if you didn't. Cheers.
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Hi can you tell me where and how you do a 301 direct ? I also have other domain names I would like to link to the same site in the hope of increasing traffic but I dont want to be panalised for duplication thanks
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In Godaddy, where I've got my domain hosted, I can select Domain Forwarding, and it gives me a choice of 301 (permanent) or 302 (temporary). If you have a different registrar, then if they don't say "301" then look for something that indicates "permanent"
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I am with Go Daddy thanks for your help
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Hello,
I am familiar with how to do this with GoDaddy, someone else will have to chime in with how this is done with other domain registrars. It may be uniform from one to the other, but I have only purchased from GoDaddy.

In the domain manager you can choose the domain you want to work with. On the management screen for the chosen domain there will be a heading labeled Forwarding, click on the link below it that says Domain is not forwarded, once on this page, enter the domain name you want to forward to, and check the box 301 moved permanently.

Anyone else want to chime in on another way to do this?

One thing to consider, from a search engine optimization standpoint, is that the best way to increase traffic to your site is to increase the amount of good content, and promote one domain name.

If you would like to read an article about promoting your website and increasing your traffic through off-page optimization techniques, you can check out an article that I wrote on my Synthasite E-Learn About. SEO Checklist Part II.

Good luck!

Emmy
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Hi Emmy
Thanks for instructions. I will be adding regular content to increase traffic as a first step. Have looked at your site too great concept I thought info on all sorts. Can you tell me how to add a sitemap to my web page as I would prefer this rather than a menu of pages displayed. Is this possible or does it depend on template chosen ? Also I changed title to pages didnt know what I should put in that box before so thanks.
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Hi Tamsin - you can create a sitemap like you would for any other page, we don't have a specific feature on SynthaSite that does that. This would be different to the sitemap automatically generated for Google Webmaster (see this tutorial:http://www.synthasite.com/tutorials/g.... If anyone else has suggestions, feel free to add them.