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    3 Different Versions Indexed of Same URL!


    Hi

    Due to my clever previous developer I've found in google analytics that I've ended up with multiple versions of the same pages indexed under a variety of domains.

    Question: what's the best course of action, to redirect to the preferred URL? If so how would I do this on an ASP.net site?

    http://www.domain.com/\counties\aberdeenshire.asp
    http://www.domain.com/counties/ABERDEENSHIRE.ASP
    http://www.domain.com/counties/aberdeenshire.asp

    Thanks all!
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    Use the canonical tag and do a 301 redirect to the appropriate URL.

    Note: on Windows servers case sensitivity is not recognized, therefore ABERDEENSHIRE.ASP and aberdeenshire.asp are both the same file. On a Linux server case sensitivity is observed and the two examples are seen (correctly) as different files.

    This is a problem often encountered when developing on a Windows platform and deploying on a Linux server environment. This can also be problematic if linking in different case sensitivity is used.

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    • Dice79 agrees : Yup, Do exactly what tstolber said, sound advice.
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    If you have a newer version of IIS, 7+ you can do the rewrite rules directly in IIS. If you have IIs6 I would recommend this company, they offer a IIS rewrite module that i've used a few times and it's pretty easy to use. Helicon Tech - IIS modules and ISAPI filters for URL rewriting and search engine optimization Costs a little though.

    For more info, google "IIS Rewrite" or "IIS redirect"
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    you can use htaccess or php redirect to prefered url if you want.
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    PEOPLE! Please note we're on a Windows server here! ....ASP! The OP's question is pretty clear on this point.

    No .htaccess, no PHP, just ASP code and/or ISAPI_REWRITE.

    Thank you

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    Thanks all. Will reciprocate the advice when I can.
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    Thanks for this but does this case difference affect SEO?

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