Multiple domains pointing to 1

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I'm wanting to target multiple cities/markets and want to create multiple domain names/websites that all forward to my main site (so I don’t really have to create a new site for each domain).

Does anyone know the best way to do this? I know there is masking/forwarding/different ways to potentially do this but want to know the best way and don’t want to negatively effect my site somehow.

Thanks in advance! 

Originally posted by @Alex Locklear :

I'm wanting to target multiple cities/markets and want to create multiple domain names/websites that all forward to my main site (so I don’t really have to create a new site for each domain).

Does anyone know the best way to do this? I know there is masking/forwarding/different ways to potentially do this but want to know the best way and don’t want to negatively effect my site somehow.

Thanks in advance! 

 GoDaddy.com makes it super easy to go crazy and claim a bunch of them on the cheap; I have fun with it. But FYI SEO (search engines) will not favor the URL that just forwards and has no actual content. See my signature block for an example. Because of the lack of SEO, it's mostly just for fun unless you actually build out a bunch of individual websites.

So what I'm hearing Mr. Smith is that you and your wife would like to fire your landlord and buy a home. The next step is of course to go to www.FireOurLandLord.com ...

So it's good for a chuckle, that's basically it. Maybe someday someone will offer me a large sum of money for the various funny/pun/joke URLs I've claimed over time, making it more "e-land speculation" than any sort of legit investment strategy.

My understanding is it will not impact the SEO of the website with actual content either way. 

Why bother with multiple domains if you only have one real site?  Unless you're a big company with a very direct domain name, your domain name is not the key  to getting hits.  Its search results that matter.  

Originally posted by @Jon Holdman :

Why bother with multiple domains if you only have one real site?  Unless you're a big company with a very direct domain name, your domain name is not the key  to getting hits.  Its search results that matter.  

Because I want to include on my marketing pieces a website for a potential Seller to visit that is specific to their city and/or neighborhood. 

If I were to target the Buckhead area of Atlanta for instance, I’d buy a domain name like: “FastHomebuyersBuckhead.com” or something like that but it would re-direct them to my main site, for example, “GeorgiaHomeBuyers.com” but would still show “FastHomebuyersBuckhead.com” in the URL...

Hope that makes sense. I’m not trying to get these domains ranked for any reason. Only goal is to drive motivated sellers to my website in hopes of getting a lead. 

You can also have individual pages on your website that target the individual cities. 

www.Iwanttobuyyourhouse.com/chicago (bad example)

Your page title can be "I want to buy your Chicago house" and have some discussions about the Chicago market and links to your home and other pages. Just be sure that you have a list of your market pages on every page to make it easy for people to get back to the page they are interested in.

That way, your SEO will support all your pages.

@Alex Locklear I'm struggling along myself.... Taking a course from Reliablesoft.net - seems to be easy to follow and makes sense. Now I just need the time to finish it up and implement their suggestions. So much of it is getting links back to you which can be tough.