I am investigating a 'querk' in the search engine listings for the domain name: highlands-inn.com. Here is what is going on:
1. highlands-inn.com redirects to highlandsinn.hyatt.com - I understand that this should be a 301 permanent redirect but this is not the issue. It also redirects again from the root url to /property/index.jhtml but this is not the issue either.
2. For some reason, when we search for 'west dearborn hotel', 'west dearborn' or 'hyatt regency dearborn' the domain 'highlands-inn.com' shows up instead of 'dearborn.hyatt.com' on MSN and Yahoo! We are not sure why! Hyatt Highlands is in California while Dearborn is in Michigan. Why would a California redirect page show up before the real Hyatt hotel in Michigan? (I'll post the redirect pages code below)
Any ideas? (I find this very strange!)
Redirect #1 at http://www.highlands-inn.com
<html> <head> <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=iso-8859-1"> <meta http-equiv="keywords" content="innhighlands-inncarmelhighlandcalifornialodging"> <meta name="description" content="Carmel Hotels: Hyatt Luxury Hotels and Resorts: Highlands Inn - A Park Hyatt Hotel, Carmel, USA"> <title>Welcome to Highlands Inn</title> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1;URL=http://www.highlandsinn.hyatt.com"> </head> <body bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <div align="center"> </div> </body> </html>
Redirect #2 at root at http://www.highlandsinn.hyatt.com