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indexing the site content with port 80 redirect

port 80 redirect effect on indexing the content

4:46 am on Nov 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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This is a general search engine question.

My ISP blocks the port 80. So I have to use port redirect.

Mydomain.com points to a 3rd party where they re-direct mydomain.com to a IPaddress like The is my IPaddress. 88 is the port I use for the traffic to go in.

Does this affect the search engines to index the content of my site?

I found out that Yahoo and other search engines can find my site using example, example.com, or http://example.com in the search slots.

However, if I type in mydomain and a specific title in my site content there is no difference from the search result. Seems like the search engines did not index the content.

[edited by: martinibuster at 5:36 am (utc) on Nov. 20, 2008]
[edit reason] example.com is for examples [/edit]

12:50 am on Nov 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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There are at least four problems:

1. ns records for your tld domain (example.com) should point to the host that performs your redirect, while www.example.com should point to - then the 3rd party should 301 redirect all requests to www.example.com:88

2. you are using a non-standard port, this may cause visitors that are behind firewalls not to be able to view your content. The likelihood that many webmasters will link to your site is probably lower too. i.e. it will hurt your search engine placement...

3. "home hosting" is not recommended for anything serious.

4. you are probably violating the ISP's TOS


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