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Domain redirection question



10:54 pm on Jan 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I have two domains, old-example.com and new-example.com

I want to retire old-example.com and make all visits to old-example.com and old-example.com/someurl be forwarded to new-example.com and new-example.com/somerul.

I also want search engines not to list old-example.com/someurl. Search results should be new-example.com/someurl.

Shall I do a CNAME change?



12:37 am on Jan 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Shall I use CNAME or HTTP 301 redirection?


1:27 am on Jan 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Here is Google's suggestion on moving your site to a new domain name.



3:05 pm on Jan 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

If you are keeping the original site and all urls then it's simple enough to do a url forward from your domain registrar's control panel.

Most provide this for free, some charge a small fee.

My most recent experience of doing this was last November and basically it took a week for the big 3 to sort it out and within a 2/3 weeks all the old stuff was gone and all the new were in in the SERPs.

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