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Erroneous url in Google.

My site appears listed with an erroneus %20subdomain.domain.com

   
10:57 am on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have two sites with 90% different content:
example.com
subdomain.example.com

I had in my apache Virtualhost settings a ServerAlias for erroneus subdomains in that domain, like this: "ServerAlias *.example.com"
It worked perfectly until I have found searching my keywords for "example.com" in Google this url: "%20subdomain.example.com" linked to "http://%20subdomain.example.com" in place of my domain.
If I search for example.com it didn't appears.

This url didn't match the true subdomain without "%20" and was showing the domain.com content (duplicate content).

If I try to delete this URL from Google the form refuses this url because with this "%20" or the space that it represent is reported how "Invalid URL".

I have removed the ServerAlias, but I can't imagine how Google has listed that erroneus URL.
I think the only thing I can do is to wait for a refresh in the index.

Sorry about my bad english.

[edited by: ciml at 11:26 am (utc) on Dec. 29, 2004]
[edit reason] Examplified [/edit]

3:23 pm on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



We had a thread on this recently.

The reason that URL is in the index is that someone has linked to a badly typed version of your URL.

Search in google for

site:%20

And you'll see 8000 examples of this.

As to why your real domain is not there, that's much more serious...
Search through the archives here :-)
DerekH

6:21 pm on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I think the domain.com is out of index for duplicate content because the ServerAlias in Apache was doing any erroneous subdomain to show the main domain.
6:55 pm on Jan 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Turn off wilcard DNS
8:27 pm on Jan 1, 2005 (gmt 0)



"Turn off wilcard DNS "

how? I use webmin and on the BIND it says wildcard off but it still on. Any idea?