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Word Before WWW in Domain Backlinks

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ravashjalil, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. ravashjalil

    ravashjalil Newbie

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    Hello, so I purchased a website with some page rank and wanted to rewrite some of the content and copy the url structure. However I have come across something Ive never seen. Many of the backlinks are pointing to web pages on the site with url structure like

    media.http://www.MyDomain.com/media/

    I have no idea how to add media to before the www, any suggestions?
     
  2. Chiefjop

    Chiefjop Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hi Ravashjalil,

    That's called a subdomain. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subdomain

    If you don't want to use the subdomain you should redirect those pages to your frontpage in order to keep the backlink value :)
     
  3. ravashjalil

    ravashjalil Newbie

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    I know what a subdomain is, but I assumed that a subdomain is something like media.domain.com, never seen a media.http://www.domain.com
     
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    If you assign a subdomain to your domain with the www in front you will then get something like that. You are able to assign the subdomain to both types of domain the one with and without the www.
     
  5. Jack Torrance

    Jack Torrance Power Member

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    You could 301 those in htaccess.
     
  6. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    Post the content on your website then 301 the "media.www.MyDomain.com/media/" to your new url.
     
  7. SamLewis

    SamLewis Regular Member

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    www was used to show the browser was accessing the world wide web, some times you would have ftp.mydomain.com to show the intent was for File Transfer Protocol. This is pretty much redundant now but a lot of websites still use www which is just a subdomain, the links before were probably set up using a script which should have just prefixed media. to your url and ended up setting the full url including www. so you ended up with media.www.domain.com. If the backlinks are pointing to media.www, you just need to create a subdomain www, and then a subdomain of the subdomain, you can then redirect this url to your root.