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Effect of Mirror Site
Will this loose search ranking?
KenS




msg:705591
 12:23 pm on Jun 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Sorry for a very basic question.

If somebody in another country mirrors my site - an exact copy no changes, just a different url - will or could this get my original site penalised. Two identical sites might look odd to Google.

I'm not sure if a mirror could increase or decrease traffic.

Thanks.

 

nanotopia




msg:705592
 6:17 pm on Jun 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yes, you will probably be penalized when they discover it.

g1smd




msg:705593
 6:58 pm on Jun 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Bad news. One site will get wiped out.

Google chooses which one.

digitalv




msg:705594
 7:04 pm on Jun 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Set up a robots.txt on the mirror telling all spiders not to index it.

g1smd




msg:705595
 7:10 pm on Jun 24, 2005 (gmt 0)


Then submit the URL of that robots.txt file to the Google URL console to make sure that they really got the message.

KenS




msg:705596
 7:35 pm on Jun 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the info. Just to check ....

If the mirror is located at:

[asight.something.org...]

(this is the actual .format and directory format)

then robots.txt should be:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /asight.something.org/mirror/mysite/

I have checked the format of the file with a validator, so I just need to check my interpretation.

Thanks.

g1smd




msg:705597
 8:05 pm on Jun 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

The robots.txt file should be:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /mirror/mysite/

and the robots.txt file should be uploaded to:

http://asight.something.org/robots.txt

KenS




msg:705598
 8:11 pm on Jun 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks again - glad I asked!

moftary




msg:705599
 10:47 pm on Jun 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

A question in mind which I think nobody has an answer for. What about if the mirror site is out of my hand? Someone mirrors my website as is (not scraper). Should I in this case put a hand below my cheek and wait for google to choose which site to wipe out?

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