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Domain redirection

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by drumltd, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. drumltd

    drumltd Regular Member

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    I've taken over the managment of a site, which has about 10 domain names, all of which point to exactly the same content. I don't think this is doing anybody any good what so ever.

    So I'm think of moving the 9 extra domains to another IP address, then having a redirect to the correct site.

    What is the most SEO friendly way of doing this?

    so that

    xxx.com/fredy/bert/jane

    maps correctly to

    yyy.com/fredy/bert/jane

    I'm thinking the redirects should be permanent so that the likes of big g, etc. know to stop bothering with the old domains, but they still work if someone has one bookmarked.
     
  2. TommyDJr45

    TommyDJr45 Junior Member

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    That's a good question I too would like to know the best way to redirect a certain domain name to the appropriate one.
     
  3. zone69

    zone69 Junior Member

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    I think this should work for you. Just place on each domain in the .htaccess.

    Code:
    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteRule (.*) http://new_domain_to_redirect_to.com%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]
    
    Hope that helps!
     
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  4. drumltd

    drumltd Regular Member

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    That's great thanks, is it possible to put all the spare domains into the hosting acct, and have that redirect, or should I have one acct for each old domain?
     
  5. mdmoney

    mdmoney Junior Member

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    You can use zones method or most cpanels have this option of redirect. It is very good for doorway pages.
     
  6. xhpdx

    xhpdx Regular Member

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    you can try this method also

    Code:
    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?old-domain\.com
    RewriteRule (.*) http://www.new-domain.com/$1 [R=301,L]
    
    
    This should redirect both the www and non-www versions to your new domain.