My site was recently penalized by Google. I guess that itís the duplicate content penalty. It is an affiliate site and some pages had content from the affiliate firm I promote. When I do a search my keywords with the &filter=0 my site ranks as it used to do for my keywords. Now I noticed that Google had indexed 2 versions of my site: www.mysite.com and mysite.com.
mysite.com is cached on Jan 2 www.mysite.com is cached on Jan 9
So Google is treating them as 2 different sites. Iíve started to rewrite the content of my duplicate pages and I hope that I will get rid of the dup penalty but what should I do with the www.mysite.com and mysite.com versions? Did any one got rid of the duplicate content filter by rewriteing the site content? Thank you.
I had this happen to two sites a few months ago. I added a 301 redirect to my .htaccess file and it worked great for me. It took about six weeks for Google to merge the two urls and transfer the page rank. Then the sites went back to ranking where they were. I chose to use the version of the urls without the www. because most of my incoming links didn't include it. I put this in my .htaccess file.