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How to deal with addons domains ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by uskaa, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. uskaa

    uskaa Newbie

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    Hi,
    He realized I had a problem with my domains hosting.
    I have a main domain for the hosting and several "addons" domains on it and the problem is that you can access to my sites through differents paths like:
    addondomain (the normal way)
    and
    maindomain/sitefolder (the wrong way)

    So Google is ranking at least twice my content, and that's why I would like to fix that.
    I hope I explained clearly if you know how to fix that would be great, thank you
     
  2. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    You'll need to contact your web hosting company and likely log a support ticket regarding changing your root directory. I didn't have permission to do this myself anyways.

    You'll want your primary domain's contents copied to a new desired sub-folder, just as your add-ons are in different ones.

    Once it's confirmed that all your domains are functional, you can then remove the http://www.maindomain/subfolder(s) urls using webmaster tools, or let them 404 and produce crawling errors until they're de-indexed.

    You can delete the original domain's contents\folders (being careful not to delete any "domain" subfolders).
     
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  3. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    You likely already did the www redirect with .htaccess to prevent duplicate content\listings, so this is a good measure to take as well.