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Duplicate content?

A small doubt



5:59 am on Nov 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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what about this
domainname.com and domainname.com/index.html

Will search engines will consider it for duplicate content ...?


11:22 am on Nov 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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yes, they will.


3:28 pm on Nov 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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y duplicate?

they same points to same address,
then how they can become copied.


3:38 pm on Nov 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

Is there a mod_rewrite code that would fix it?

maybe this:

redirect 301 /index.htm [domain.com...]


4:02 pm on Nov 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I did that and got a loop -

I'm using this at the moment which seems to be working

RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} ^[A-Z]{3,9}\ /.*index\.php\ HTTP/
RewriteRule ^(.*)index\.php$ /$1 [R=301,L]

Obviously change php for htm or whatever.


4:04 pm on Nov 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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PS. I also had a dupe problem with index.php and / with G thinking they are two different pages. I used the redirect as mentioned but also made certain that all links in my site which were pointing to index.php were just pointing to /. I then put a small link to index.php at the top of the page to make sure G still found direction to index.php in order to gather the redirect.
Problem was fixed within 12 days of being spidered by G.


4:17 pm on Nov 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I did the same Miop, I had a problem with it at the start, but changed all links to the home page to just "www.domain.com" instead of "www.domain.com/index.html" and when requesting links or submitting to directories I always used "http://www.domain.com/"

That seemed to work for me.


12:09 pm on Nov 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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How moronic is Google that it cannot distinguish between domainname.com and domainname.com/index.html. What an irony it is that webmasters have to find some fix to solve a Google problem.

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