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Two Sites, One set of backlinks
Bad Virtual Host Setup?
rharri




msg:1510800
 11:27 am on Jul 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

I posted this over in Link Development a few days ago and got no answer. MB's mailbox is full so couldn't get him to move it.

Here's my problem -- I've an older site with ~40 backlinks on Google. Just opened a new site (2 weeks ago), same IP, using virtual hosting (Linux/Apache2). Each site comes up when the domain is entered in a browser-in other words www.site1.com vs www.site2.com. Each when pinged returns the quad IP address. But link:www.site2.com returns www.site1.com's backlinks! Is there a simple explaination of where I've screwed up?

Bob

 

jdMorgan




msg:1510801
 3:46 pm on Jul 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Maybe you haven't screwed up at all. But the engine has associated site1 with that IP address, thinking it was a non-shared IP. And now you've shared it.

I think the test would be to see if G is aware of *anything* related to site2 yet; Has Google spidered the site and are there any fully-formed (Title plus Description or snippet) page listings for site2 yet?

If not, it may just take them some time to move your domain from their "simple non-shared IP site" list to their "shared IP site" list. I'm speculating that these lists exist in some form, because there are probably many more filtering and canonical-URL-resolution processes that have to happen for shared IPs.

In the meantime, check your server headers [webmasterworld.com] and make sure that no redirect responses are used to 'get to' each of your domains. If they are, then you'll need to clean that up.

Jim

rharri




msg:1510802
 11:12 pm on Jul 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

...if G is aware of *anything* related to site2 yet; Has Google spidered the site and are there any fully-formed (Title plus Description or snippet) page listings for site2 yet?

Only the index page is listed with the "site" command but it has the correct description and the cache shows site2. However, the "Similar Pages" are similar to site1, not site2!

In the meantime, check your server headers and make sure that no redirect responses are used to 'get to' each of your domains. If they are, then you'll need to clean that up.

No redirects.

Thanks for your suggestions.

Bob

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