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both work on this website.
Isn't this grounds for google duplicate content penalty?
01-16-2006, 07:18 PM
Absolutely not. It's just 2 different ways of typing in a web address.
Are you sure?
I thought google considers those two urls as different domains.
01-17-2006, 01:42 AM
All websites should work with both.
01-17-2006, 03:48 AM
google indexed both my pages with and without www and I think this caused a duplication problem, but only in last 6 months !!!
01-17-2006, 03:50 AM
plus seo-guy has a redirect try looking at the cache, they both say www
as for other sites they have separate page ranks and cache dates
01-17-2006, 04:40 AM
I know that it is not a good idea to have more than 2 domains, tho my company has more than 5 domains which they go to the same site, don't know how did they do that, but i found that at least 3 domains got cached individually...
01-17-2006, 05:26 AM
Google will see them as 2 different URLs but TBH I doubt that they will penalize anyone for it. That is the type of thing that many web site owners would do on accident or just not even worry about. Too many web sites would be unfairly penalized IMO.
My website http://www.oasisoflove.com was setup that way too.
But after reading about the dup problem, I did a 301 redirect just to be on the safe side. Now if you reach http://oasisoflove.com, it redirects to http://www.oasisoflove.com
Nobody knows for sure what google is doing. So protect yourself if possible.
01-17-2006, 02:19 PM
[QUOTE=ar_lo]I know that it is not a good idea to have more than 2 domains ( pointing to the same website ) ...[/QUOTE]
Can you back this up - or other SEO's provide an answer?
I've just recently purchased 5 domain names that for the time being, simply pointed to our main website.
Should I just leave them displaying the "Under Construction" instead of pointing them to the primary website?
01-17-2006, 04:50 PM
Well, I think Matt Cutts is testing this right now and we can add SEO Guy to the list. It has known to cause some serious issues in the past but "big daddy" is supposed to go along way in sorting them out from my understanding.
01-17-2006, 08:51 PM
I will suggest you not to display "Under Construction" on your satellite domains instead of you should add a major "key word "at that palce and make a hyperlink to your main domain.
Because if you will leave these domains with "Under Construction" for a long time
SE will decrease your credability,so next time when you will prepare a site on that domain(s),then it wud be very difficult to get indexed by SE easily.
01-17-2006, 08:57 PM
both work on this website.
Isn't this grounds for google duplicate content penalty?[/QUOTE]
Sorry, i am not agree with any of the comment on this topic.I dont think it is case of duplication anyway.Those people who are saying about two indexes(one for www and another without www) are basically reffering to index by two DC.And One site which is index by two DC never be treated as duplicate anyway!!!!!!!!!!
01-18-2006, 06:12 AM
Google doesn't penalise a site for that. Just picks the domain with more popularity and sandbox the other one.
01-18-2006, 08:35 AM
You guys might want to do a little reading. There have been many similar problems in Google and it's one of the desired outcomes of big daddy. If I'm not mistaken Matt Cutts has not redirected to the www for this express purpose.
[QUOTE=ar_lo]I know that it is not a good idea to have more than 2 domains, tho my company has more than 5 domains which they go to the same site, don't know how did they do that, but i found that at least 3 domains got cached individually...[/QUOTE]
If you do a 301 redirect on those extra domain names, you should be ok.
Basically if you check the headers on the domain names for your website, only one of them should return
HTTP/1.1 200 OK.
All the others should say
HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
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