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The Question: Two or three months ago, the company I work for bought out one of its competitors and their domain. A page was put up for a couple of weeks stating that the other company was bought out yada yada. After a couple of weeks the site was shut down and the address pointed at our address. Here comes the trouble. Google and the rest of the magor SEs did one final index of the URL just after it was redirected. So now the domain shows up in the indexs as duplicate content under anothe domain. Now our site ranks #1 for the primary keywords and phrases and the bought out domain ranks #3 right along side. If it was barried 5 or 6 pages back I might not be that conserned. But, it is on the front page. So how do I go about asking the SEs to remove the bought out domain form there indexs without them accedintaly or intentionaly slapping my wrists (or worse) on the other domain.
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If the old domain is returning a 200 status then you want to make sure you fix that and return a 301 Permanent Redirect.
Note: There have been some reported problems of Google indexing 301 content. Unfortunately this is something you really have no control over without removing the content altogether. The 301 method is the correct way to tell the indexing spider that a resource has moved permanently.
How do you use 301 redirect for a few pages? For instance if widget.htm has now become widget.asp i need to redirect the old file to the new.
Most of the searches seem to through up how to do it using the htaccess method.
Correct me if i am wrong but my ISP hasn't got back to me yet either and i want to correct the changes before the next crawl.