Domain Forwarding a Single Page Site on WordPress – Best SEO?

I’m just going to post up a bit of a question in case anyone is wandering by who knows about these things and feels like helping me out! My wife is a professional athlete and she also is a personal trainer. I have a website up for her at ankhjii.com that is great, but it has a lot of info and things to see. It’s more focused on her activities, healthy things, competitions, etc. With her personal training, I wanted a single page. I just wanted it clean, a bit of info, directions, contact info, etc. I want everyone to be able to just get the info they need to hire her.

I really like her main page, it’s set up well, good theme, colours, etc. I wanted her one page site to match. What I’ve done right now is set up a single page on her main site to be the Toledo Personal Training website. I bought the domain toledopersonaltraining.com and set it to 301 redirect to the single page on her main site.

I really don’t want to set up another full site. Now, all of my WordPress sites are in a single multisite instance (under my main site, www.rvoodoo.com), so I wouldn’t have to run another full install, I could set up a subsite and map the domain. But I would still need to worry about plugins, configurations, etc. all of which would duplicate everything on her main site. It’s really easier to just run it as a page.

The thing I don’t know is SEO, I really want her page to rank as Toledo Personal Training, and not the full page URL that we redirect to. So, should I be doing a 301 redirect as I am currently? I have also gone in and made a sitemap for toledopersonaltraining.com (with links to a testimonial page and contact form) that I submitted to Google, it obviously points to the main domain, but the pages are all really pages on ankhjii.com, her main site. I went in to the Yoast SEO plugin and set the pages to be canonical to toledopersonaltraining.com.

Obviously, this won’t ever be a huge site with tonnes of traffic, but I want local people to see toledopersonaltraining.com when they search for those key words. Is this an OK setup that I have? Am I going to get decent rankings this way, is there a better way with my setup, or should I just bite the bullet and set it up as a separate site?

Appreciate any input from those out there knowing more than me.

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MYSQL Query to Bulk Remove Posts From a Category

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Making a Basic Plugin and Widget to Display Followers, Fans and Subscribers

I’ve never made a plugin before. I really never thought I had a need. But recently I changed my way of thinking. So I decided to learn how to make a plugin to display my followers, fans and subscribers in a widget. Now this widget is about as basic as possible. But it’s a starting point. I learned something, and maybe you can too! Let’s take a look at the why and how.

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Modify Header.php to Get the Most Out of Yoast's SEO Plugin in a TwentyTen Child Theme

I have taken a liking lately to Yoast’s SEO plugin.  So far, it just plain works.  Now I am not the type of guy to worry too much about this stuff.  I apply little tweaks here and there and maybe it helps.  But the plugin offers a lot of things I like, like bread crumbs, and easy access to my .htaccess file, and robots.txt.  Only a few things have to change to enjoy this plugin.  Let’s dig in to this.

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Optimize Your Site by Including Google's JQuery Library

I just finished a small overhaul of the twentyten theme, using my child theme.  Just a few things I wanted changed to start with.  So the next articles I write will cover all of that.  How to do some real basic customizing.  We’ll change the header size, add a background to widgets, widen the theme, etc.  But the first thing I did, which is something I always do with my themes is to boot WordPress’ JQuery library in favour of Google’s.  Here’s the how and why.

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