Some time ago I bought space at Homestead to build a business website, and located my business domain name there. I've ended up creating my business elsewhere on the Web. I've established a redirect link from an empty index page at Homestead to my new website. I have nothing else at Homestead.
I asked Homestead if I needed to add some text description to their site so that the search engines would have something to display, you know, a blurb. Homestead replied that it didn't know how different search engines treated a redirect.
Does anyone know the answer to this question? Will a redirect link cause trouble and confusion in listing my domain name with different types of search engines (spiders and human) and web directories? I'm trying to save time by using the redirect instead of transfering the domain name to my business site (two weeks for a simple tranfer) added on to the additional weeks it will take the search engines to pick me up.
Will I end up costing myself time and frustration by listing my domain name as a redirect? My actual URL is a Cafepress.com extention. There are thousands of Cafepress businesses.