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Stop Addon Domains being Indexed in Shared Hosting Account

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by insyncearnings, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. insyncearnings

    insyncearnings Newbie

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    I have begun having some problems with addon domains being indexed such as maindomain.com/addondomain.com/page1.html

    I never used to have this problem when running CMS systems like Wordpress and Joomla so I am guessing they created some rules in robots pr htaccess which stopped this from happening.

    Any advice on how I can tell the search engines not to index addon domains in this manner. Of course I still want the other domains to be indexed just not on top of each other as they currently are.
     
  2. RockstarSEO

    RockstarSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    did you try creating a robots.txt file in the folder maindomain.com/addondomain.com/ ? That might work
     
  3. insyncearnings

    insyncearnings Newbie

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    No but what would I need to put in it? I do not want to stop addon domains being indexed totally just being indexed under the main domain. I know this is possible because it only started happening when I built a site using pure html and css rather then using a CMS such as WP or Joomla which points towards htaccess or robots file having something to do with stopping this type of indexing.
     
  4. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    You probably left your root domain exposed at some point and Google indexed them. They'll probably fade away after time once your main site is up.
     
  5. insyncearnings

    insyncearnings Newbie

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    I am looking into rewritecond a little more as I think this is what originally stopped it from being indexed on the other sites. Hopefully they will drop off in time too.
     
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