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    I was looking through several past posts and I'm curious: what's a doorway page?

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    Briefly a page that serves no other purpose but to redirect (manually usually I guess) you to another page...

    Someone makes a highly optimized keyword laden page to achieve good rankings then just points it at the real page ...

    I'm sure one of the experts can offer a more exact definition

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    That's a pretty good definition. They used to simply be optimized 'orphan' pages but thankfully that technique no longer works very well.

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    Affiliate pages optimized to come up in a search for a specific product and then direct you to the merchant. Aren't these doorway pages? They seem to work very well.

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    Jane, that's what I'm doing, though I don't know if that would be considered a Doorway page or not.

    I put up 80 or so pages, each with a write-up on a specific product with the intention of sending that traffic to a merchant's page for the same product.

    They aren't orphan pages by any stretch. The internal linkpop has helped out tremendously with this month's Google dance.

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    Umm that's just called "affiliate marketing"

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    heh, then I'm doing something right!

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    Don't count on it. The hammer may drop at any time. Algorithms change to eliminate excessive spamming. Better to work on optimizing the main page of concern in the long run. That said, I am still amazed at how many spam doorway pages still exist on Google. They seem to disappear more quickly on some other SEs.

    Just observed one affiliate that the only pages showing in Google were his doorway pages. All the pages redirected to automatically held no google rank and were in no way SE ready. Tsk, tsk. I guess quick short term returns or more important to some.

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    Here is an example of a doorway page that I found on Google that is pure spam. This individual has many such pages and the pages that they redirect to are not even ranked in Google. This is not a snapshot but a copy and paste of the entire page.

    PERFUMES ONLINE, BUY PERFUME ONLINE, PERFUME AND COLOGNE, ROSE PERFUME, Over perfumes online perfume wholesale distributors , not designer fragrances and perfumes retail at perfume mania you pheromones perfume for discount perfume stores none perfume sales star fragrances online. Consequently brand top name top cologne both perfume chemical composition rose perfume, satisfaction home fragrances buy perfume online! Hers discount designer perfumes anything fresh fruit fragrance. An fine fragrances perfumes - everyone custom fragrance . A discontinued perfume ? To perfume industry . Star irish fragrances of perfume oil, people perfumes retail various perfumes online.
    home up patchouli perfume womens fragrances fragrances perfume for less perfumes online mens perfume womens discount fragrances italian perfume wholesale cologne scented candles and perfumes us discount fragrances

    rose perfume,But perfumes online brand name fragrances only brand name fragrances , work womens perfumes when discontinued fragrances search hard to find fragrances , whatever body oil cologne against discount fragrance the buy perfume online best rated colognes choose fragrance samples various perfume fragrance gift . As designer perfumes surely cologne discount? Or find the all the discount the perfume the sites perfumes online. Famous."
    Variety of aromatic and fragrance beauty products. Perfumes colognes and more!
    But perfumes online brand name fragrances only brand name fragrances , work womens perfumes when discontinued fragrances search hard to find fragrances , whatever body oil cologne against discount fragrance the buy perfume online best rated colognes choose fragrance samples various perfume fragrance gift . As designer perfumes surely cologne discount? Or find the all the discount the perfume the sites perfumes online. Famous.

    perfume aromatherapy products beauty supplies perfume oils
    Over perfumes online perfume wholesale distributors , not designer fragrances and perfumes retail at perfume mania you pheromones perfume for discount perfume stores none perfume sales star fragrances online. Consequently brand top name top cologne both perfume chemical composition rose perfume, satisfaction home fragrances buy perfume online! Hers discount designer perfumes anything fresh fruit fragrance. An fine fragrances perfumes - everyone custom fragrance . A discontinued perfume ? To perfume industry . Star irish fragrances of perfume oil, people perfumes retail various perfumes online.
    facial moisturizer discount scrubs aromatherapy products exfoliating scrub spabathproducts aromatherapy hand lotion frenchbathproducts aromatherapy oils wholesale aromatherapy aromatherapy cleaning products

    Some of the text represents links which are not so marked here. It is not intended that you would ever see the links as you never see this page except in the cache in Google. This affiliate may be a member of this board therefore, I have not included the URL.

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    Okay, that's no where near what I'm doing. I think I'm safe.

    I've seen such tactics used for gambling sites in the past. I was searching out a blackjack "cheat sheet" and found that the results on the first three SERPs all linked to the same casino.

    Recently (like yesterday), I found the top result for "Saturday night live video" happens to redirect you to the Ebay Listings for Saturday Night Live....

    No, I do no such thing. My users have the choice to click through or not.

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