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macosaudio.com and macosxaudio.com

Post by deepsignal » 28 Nov 2016, 11:40

Cool site. But it seems like there are no too many posts happening lately. Part of the problem may be that you have the same site living on two different domains. This is seen as duplicate content by Google and other search engines so your site might rank lower and actually hurting you. You really need to pick and use one domain name and have all traffic from one redirect to the other.

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Post by G » 28 Nov 2016, 12:06

Thanks, but we have picked one. We switched over to macosaudio.com at the top of the year. No parts of the site should be on the old domain at this point, but we can't affect old cached search results (which should redirect anyway).

This is been updated in Google WMT as well.
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Re: macosaudio.com and macosxaudio.com

Post by deepsignal » 28 Nov 2016, 13:43

It is not redirecting when I visit http://www.macosxaudio.com/ What should happen when visiting that address is it instantly redirects you to http://www.macosaudio.com/ I can also visit any other sub directory and also not get 301 redirected, like this very thread: http://www.macosxaudio.com/forums/viewt ... 16&t=51798 So you might have intended to switch but the switch over is incomplete. You can affect old cached results by redirecting these visitors. In addition you should redirect all non-www to www.

You should add this to you .htaccess, this will do both:

RewriteEngine On
# anything that is not equal to www.macosaudio.com
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.macosaudio\.com$
# redirects to http://www.macosaudio/anything
RewriteRule ^/?(.*)$ http://www.macosaudio.com/$1 [R=301,L]
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Post by G » 28 Nov 2016, 19:11

Ahhh.. Thanks for that. The redirect was working on the domain by itself (and 5 other domains that we grabbed, including macos.audio), but wasn't tested with anything else in the URL. That additional rewrite after the rest solves it, and I've updated a few other things. Kudos. A Google re-indexing is pending...
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Post by deepsignal » 29 Nov 2016, 07:51

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