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    Duplicate Content Problem Question


    A while back I created a website (www.weight-loss-resources.com). I also had incoming traffic from another domain name (freefitnesstips.info). So (I am using Cpanel X) I parked the domain name freefitnesstips.info as an addon domain. It's been about a month since then and freefitnesstips.info has been spidered several times, and even had a PR. But, the domain I want my website to be attached to, www.weight-loss-resources.com, I think has also been spidered (it has many more inbound links), but when I do a search for "weight-loss-resources.com" in google, nothing shows up. However, the domain freefitnesstips.info, when searched for in google, does. So, after reading many forums, I came to the conclusion that www.weight-loss-resources.com was probably banned by Google for duplicate content. So, following someone's advice in a different forum I added this to the .htaccess file:

    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^freefitnesstips.info
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.weight-loss-resources.com/$1 [L,R=301]

    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.freefitnesstips.info
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.weight-loss-resources.com/$1 [L,R=301]

    In addition to that, I used "unmasked URL fowarding" from Dotster.com from the domain freefitnesstips.info to the domain www.weight-loss-resources.com

    Also, I emailed google and explained the situation, but they havn't responded yet...sadly.

    My question is...am I doing this right? How long will it take before google reindexes the domain name "www.weight-loss-resources.com? Is there anything I can do to speed along this process?

    Thanks
    Last edited by SEO_AM; Jan 22nd, 2005 at 11:21 AM. Reason: Removed live links.
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    My question is...am I doing this right?
    About the .htaccess file, yes. It could be rewritten in a different way, just to reduce its size, but the result will be the same.

    How long will it take before google reindexes the domain name "www.weight-loss-resources.com?
    Usually it takes a few days, in some cases up to one or two weeks.

    An advice: remove the dot-link positioned on your site's header.
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    Thanks LowLevel..Not sure what you mean by "dot-link", but I think I did it..could you explain further?
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    Not sure what you mean by "dot-link", but I think I did it..could you explain further?
    Yes, sorry if I wasn't clear about it. I meant the link with just a period inside it.
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    Ahh now I see...I made a mistake up in that header

    Lol, thanks for pointing that out, I never would have known otherwise
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    Another quick question...

    When I go to "freefitnesstips.info" or "www.freefitnesstips.info" in Netscape I get an error page. However, using IE works fine.

    Also its been like this for several days.

    Anyone know why this is happening?

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