What are shadow domains?
Shadow pages are designed to achieve better results in search engines. They have a similar name to a certain web page. However, their content is not human-readable, as to a visitor it would look like gibberish. These pages contain only a lot of keywords, which would ensure great results with search engines. The goal is to attract more traffic, which is then redirected to the original page. This provides higher revenues for the page owner and brings many visitors to their web page.
Frequently asked questions
Are shadow domains good?
Some believe that shadow domains may improve search engine optimization (SEO) by providing extra links to a website. Additionally, shadow domains may protect a brand by providing alternative spellings or versions of a domain name.
Are shadow pages bad for SEO?
It is generally advisable to avoid having too many shadow pages on a website, as this can potentially have a negative impact on SEO.