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    Google and URL Forwarding

    I have two parked domains with URL forwarding enabled (both of them pointing to the physical locations of the sites):

    http://www.theinternetdigest.net and http://www.vamosboys.com

    Until yesterday, these URLs were both in Google, each of them had a PageRank of 4 and all of their internal pages were in the index.

    Today, both URL's are not recognized by Google, although the physical URLs where the pages are hosted are still in the index.

    The problem is that most of the inbound links to my sites point to the main URLs and not to the URLs where the sites are hosted, causing my sites to significantly drop in ranking.

    Another surprising thing is that although my main URLs have disappeared from the index, the Google toolbar is still showing their usual PageRank of 4.

    Does anybody know about a sudden change in the algorithm that is causing Google to ignore and bypass all parked URLs that forward to another URL?

    Thanks for any feedback,

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    This is normal Mario, since both the URL's you mention return 301 Moved Permanently server headers. This is the correct way to do things and you should be credited properly for all incoming links and PR.


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