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Will I be penalized

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by michael8t6, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. michael8t6

    michael8t6 Regular Member

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    Sorry if this is in the wrong section fill free to move it if it is.

    So I have been creating a site for a mates local business. I was useing a freehosting service giving me a subdomain, I have since bought a paid domain and have hosting. I plan on closeing the subdomain and useing the paid one, if I was to copy everything from content to layout of the sub and applie it to my paid one would I still be penalized by google for copying the content even though I'm closeing the sub? I have tried searching google for this but can't find my answer.
     
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    Shouldn't be a problem if you can set a 301 redirect from your old subdomain to your new domain.

    This should be really easy with php or with a simple .htaccess redirect.
     
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    cheers for the quick reply. I was planning on just closeing it but a redirect would be just as good.
     
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    No probs, it shouldnt take long and is definitely the best way to do it so all of your backlinks will be pointing to your new domain. If possible you could redirect each page individually to that specific page on your new domain, the difficulty of this will depend on the size of your website and how it is setup.
     
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    It's only 4 pages at the moment so wouldn't take that long :) I managed to find a redirect script aswell incase the host doesn't have a default one.