I am currently going through the process of making my website live. Basically it's a portal with over 500 subscribing pub and bar websites. One particular pub manager has his own domain name example greatpub.co.uk but has never built a website and wants to know if he could redirect the domain name to his domain name on the portal so that greatpub.co.uk opens a website like this Pub Website on my domain.
My initial thoughts were great:-
Although we would do it for legitimate reasons and feel that it's arguably good practice for someone who don't want to be bothered with all the other stuff. Will search engines find this a spammy tactic example greatpub.co.uk as a doorway page etc. Will we be penalised at all? Or, is it simply a good/bad idea? Any advice greatly appreciated.
- He only has to update one website.
- Only pay's £20 per year for the domain.
- Doesn't have to pay for anything other than the £15 per month he pays me.
- He can give anyone greatpub.co.uk as his web address instead of a long query string.
- It's obviously a related link into his venue inside the Pub and Bar Network which is good for all the obvious reasons too. Win/Win I would presume However:-