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Moved Domain from sub to root now duplicate content

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by zoddyzz, May 31, 2011.

  1. zoddyzz

    zoddyzz Newbie

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    I had a blog in the subdirectory of my domain. I moved the blog to the root and set up 301 redirects so if any index post is accessed in the old sub it will be redirected to the root.

    My question is this, now google is saying I am duplicate titles and meta descriptions, now the subdirectory version of the site is gone, deleted, i just have an htaccess file in there redirecting to the new location. soo

    1. I just got to wait this out and google will start to drop the subdirectory links as it keeps on hitting the redirect?
    2. Is there anyway to speed this up, how long does it take google to not tell me i have dup content when really i dont anway.
    3. I resubmitted the sitemap with the new links, i deleted the old blog location and i set up htacecss, is it now just a waiting game?
     
  2. Sacrilege

    Sacrilege Regular Member

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    Yeah you just have to wait this out. I had a client once who was a pretty large online merchant (not amazon.com or anything but they had like 35 employees) - anyway, they had their entire domain duplicated on another domain, really it was just 2 domains pointing at the same site. I set up 301 and submitted change of address in webmaster tools. It took about 4 to 6 weeks for the deprecated domain to stop showing up.
     
  3. xu123

    xu123 Junior Member

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    Yep...it's now a waiting game, I would not worry. Your number 1 scenario is best its the same IP. Don't freak out about duplicate content most of it is a load of shoitzer. Google is smart enough to know what you've done on your site..;)
     
  4. zoddyzz

    zoddyzz Newbie

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    just a folllow up

    I put this code in an htaccess file inside the old subdirectory so if someone looks for a post from an index it redirects to the root. IT seems to work flawless but I wanted to make sure if I got it set up the way it should be

    basically placed in subdirectory where old blog was

    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ domaingoeshereicantposturlsyet/$1 [R=301,L]

    cheers