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Does a changed domain name create a duplicate content issue ?
souffle




msg:3140900
 12:31 pm on Oct 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have changed the domain name of my website but the same hosting company. Google has cached the same website under the old name. Once google spider looks at the new domain name does it see it as duplicate content.

 

tedster




msg:3141079
 4:02 pm on Oct 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

No duplicate trouble unless the old domain name is also resolving. It the old domain name is still active you should place a 301 permanent redirect on the old domain. If the rest of the URL after the domain stays the same for each page, then redirect every URL to it's new version, instead of sending all URLs to the new Home Page.

g1smd




msg:3141742
 1:50 am on Nov 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

By changing the domain name, you are, in effect, starting again with a brand new site.

souffle




msg:3143752
 4:22 pm on Nov 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

The old domain name was changed to another hosting company with a totaly different new website. Im left with an old website and a new domain name.

SEOPTI




msg:3144401
 12:25 am on Nov 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you don't need the old domains history, just use the Google removal tool. Once you get an email from Google that the content on the old domain has been removed, upload the content to the new one and you will be 100% safe.

g1smd




msg:3144436
 12:55 am on Nov 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

You might have trouble getting index pages reindexed using that method - and any other URL that remains the same from the old site to the new one.

The removal tool hides URLs for 6 months.

souffle




msg:3149965
 11:19 am on Nov 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

still confused so whatshould i do. a 301 redirector use the google remove tool.

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