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    "http://" and "http://www" duplicate content?


    If you have the same page at "http://" and "http://www" is that duplicate content or does google ignore that?
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    It's duplicate content. Use your .htaccess file to 301 redirect one to the other.
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    Originally Posted by Tai_Te
    If you have the same page at "http://" and "http://www" is that duplicate content or does google ignore that?
    Check this thread out:
    http://forums.seochat.com/t42462/s.html
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    Originally Posted by rmccarley
    It's duplicate content.
    This is a myth.

    Google will crawl "both" if it is allowed but no duplicate content penalty will ever be observed "unless" you have absolute internal urls denoting with and without on the same page so the bot can read and cross to the dup at the different domain.

    The problem you actually receive isn't because of "dup content" but fragmentation of your site archived as www and the other without meaning neither version have a full internal heirarchy thus both have orphaned pages, and architecture holes that constantly change based on how the bot entered, crawl cycle, and crawl depth.

    <edit>just to rephrase - [when using a 301 to force page ownership] take any ranked website remove a bunch down a link path that google can follow from an external link... let Google crawl and after it does add them and remove a bunch down a different link path that google can follow from an external link... ranks drop and it will seem as if your website is penalized - but not</edit>

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    • WilliamC agrees : Precisely
    Last edited by fathom; Oct 26th, 2005 at 01:45 AM.
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    well that's a bit confusing but I basically understand.

    but if you use the .htaccesss trick that rmccarley recommended it will fix the problem still won't it?

    hey?
    Last edited by Tai_Te; Oct 27th, 2005 at 09:41 PM.
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    hey? what you guys think about this?
    thanks

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