Is Multiple Domains Pointing to Single Website Good for SEO?

This week’s Ask An SEO question comes to us from Ellis in “Parts Unknown.” Ellis asks:

“I would like your opinion on having multiple domains point to one website, and whether its dangerous or beneficial from an SEO and Google perspective. I have a client who is adamant they want 10 different domains all pointing to one website and we are curious about the effects.”

As always, the answer to this SEO question is a definitive “it depends.”

First, let’s define the situation and clarify some things.

When you say “point multiple domains to one website,” I’m going to assume you mean “301 or some other type of redirect from the extra domains to the client’s website.”

And you do not mean “have the client’s website resolve for all of these domains.”

I can tell you now, having one “website” answer to multiple domains simply creates multiple websites of duplicate

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