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Old 05-21-2009, 07:36 PM
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Is this considered duplicate content?

I was just wondering if its a duplicate if your sites URL is (http://www.webistename.com) and then there's (http://websitename.com)?
They have the same content. Will it cause negative results in my rankings,serps etc?
 
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:42 PM
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I have a section on the following blog post that may help you make the needed changes.
(Look at the section under: Update: March 19, 2006)

http://www.website-development-training.com/301/


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To tell us which version you want the content indexed under, we recommend you do a 301 redirect from one version to the other. If your site runs on an Apache server, you can do this using an .htaccess file. You can also use a script. Inside Google
 
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:44 PM
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If you are not using an apache based server you may find it easier to set your domain preference inside the Google Webmaster Tools.
 
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I suggest to set up a permanent redirect (technically called a "301 redirect") for you to be able to get the full search engine credit for your work on the site.

Edited: You can see the ff links for more information:
URL canonicalization
http://www.google.com/support/webmas...n&answer=66359

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Old 05-21-2009, 07:46 PM
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If it is saved under different files, yes, it will be seen as two pages. However, Google usually picks one version of the site (www or no www.) you can specify it in the Google webmaster tool but I always go with the flow and pick whatever Google chose. (it doesn't matter to me)

You can set a 301 redirect between one page to the other. The "newest" way to get rid of duplicate content (or really similar pages) is to use the rel=canonical

Read here how to do it: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogsp...canonical.html
 
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:47 PM
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arf, no answers when I started my post. You guys are fast
 
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yeah, I just ate my sandwich and there's answers already. BTW thanks guys for the reply ill have it resolved as soon as possible. For now, will it cause negative results?
 
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Personally, it is something I would fix pretty quickly.
 
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:09 PM
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Personally, it is something I would fix pretty quickly.
I see, I get the point. thanks!
 
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permanent redirect - so that SE will not split their attention
 
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permanent redirect - so that SE will not split their attention
Right, I also thought about this one. To TS,I suggest you resolve this one fast
 
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:07 AM
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I think there is nothing wrong have the same content. Both of them are the same domains. So they will certainly have same content. How ever you can automatically redirect to www page using some coding.
 
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definently use a 301 redirect as others have suggested. This will send all your "link juice" to only one version of your site.
 
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