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Will this create duplicate content problem?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimisation' started by Axel_inferno09, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Axel_inferno09

    Axel_inferno09 Affiliate affiliate

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    so guys the thing is i have a website which is ranked on google.. and its hosting expired and i moved to a new one. and the website was - https://abc.com and after switching hosting, i dont know how it became https://www.abc.com. I was using cloudflare before and now also i'm using cloudflare but i dont know just after switching hosting, 'www' is added when i search 'abc.com'. However, my site is ranked for https://abc.com. Will this cause any issue in ranking and all??
    I have heard something like penalizing for duplicate content and all so im quite worried

    and guys if you have any knowledge regarding cloudflare, how do i forward, for instance, https://abc.com to https://www.abc.com ?

    P.S - abc.com is not my actual site, just an example ;)
     
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  3. Graybeard

    Graybeard Well-Known Member affiliate

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    well if it works for us ...
    [email protected]:~$ curl -I -L "Affiliate Marketing Forum | AffiliateFix"
    HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
    Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:43:26 GMT
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
    Connection: keep-alive
    Set-Cookie: __cfduid=d913e14d6acc53eba570d23e65a9d68d91555692206; expires=Sat, 18-Apr-20 16:43:26 GMT; path=/; domain=.affiliatefix.com; HttpOnly
    Location: Affiliate Marketing Forum | AffiliateFix
    Cache-Control: max-age=600
    Expires: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:53:26 GMT
    Expect-CT: max-age=604800, report-uri="https://report-uri.cloudflare.com/cdn-cgi/beacon/expect-ct"
    Server: cloudflare
    CF-RAY: 4ca056625e1d7191-ORD

    HTTP/1.1 200 OK
    Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:43:27 GMT
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
    Connection: keep-alive
    Set-Cookie: __cfduid=d99bfc083c2dbcb1a779b28cf10fc065b1555692206; expires=Sat, 18-Apr-20 16:43:26 GMT; path=/; domain=.affiliatefix.com; HttpOnly
    Expires: Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
    Cache-control: private, max-age=0
    X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN
    X-Xss-Protection: 1
    Vary: Accept-Encoding,User-Agent
    Set-Cookie: __uzma=5cb9faaeec2c94.48328357; expires=Mon, 16-Apr-2029 16:43:26 GMT; Max-Age=315360000; path=/
    Set-Cookie: __uzmb=1555692206; expires=Mon, 16-Apr-2029 16:43:26 GMT; Max-Age=315360000; path=/
    Set-Cookie: __uzmc=125521062110; expires=Mon, 16-Apr-2029 16:43:26 GMT; Max-Age=315360000; path=/
    Set-Cookie: __uzmd=1555692206; expires=Mon, 16-Apr-2029 16:43:26 GMT; Max-Age=315360000; path=/
    Set-Cookie: xf_session=610383362fdde5c0faf8bc2cf1ab6d4e; path=/; domain=.affiliatefix.com; secure; HttpOnly
    Last-Modified: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:43:27 GMT
    Expect-CT: max-age=604800, report-uri="https://report-uri.cloudflare.com/cdn-cgi/beacon/expect-ct"
    Server: cloudflare
    CF-RAY: 4ca056649f7dc50e-ORD

    AffiliateFix gets a 301 to the www. (that is really a subdomain with an A AAAA >>> abc.com :D WHO?
    A 301 moves the 'juice'

    Do you need to make a CNAME in the Cloudflare DNS? @ => www.domain.com IDK?
     
  4. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor GM Administrator Dojo Master

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    I simply set the redirect option in CPanel. Easy peeeeeeeeeeesy!



    As for SEO punishments, I have not suffered any loss when setting the redirect. SEO remained for my sites when I migrated them to new servers. Of course I was able to keep the IP!
     
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  5. MyLead

    MyLead Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

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    The simplest and best solution to this problem is creating is 301 redirect, if you really want to be clear with Google and prevent duplicate, you can prevent it with informing google in Search Console, there is a feature called preferred domain.
     
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  6. Faelmaran

    Faelmaran Affiliate affiliate

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    Graybeard provided way too complicated explanation with a lot more settings which not needed to be changed at all. All that settings located in .htaccess file of your web server, or you could simply ask your webhosting provider to assist you with that. They will help, really;)
     
  7. Graybeard

    Graybeard Well-Known Member affiliate

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    Last edited: Apr 26, 2019
  8. Koramisomi

    Koramisomi Affiliate affiliate

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    Instead of creating a problem second domain consider the simplest one redirect on .htaccess. If you feel not confortable with that, ask hosting provider, probably he'll help you.
     
  9. Sharmilarock

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    Thanks for sharing the use full information.
     
  10. Graybeard

    Graybeard Well-Known Member affiliate

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    I did see something interesting last week
    in the headers of a server reply:
    Link: ' h ttp s://ww w.exa mple.c om/ '
    Probably more confusing that helpful ...
    LinkHeader - W3C Wiki
    something else but interesting: https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5988.txt
    see page 5 &6 (rather technical)
    Maybe not something else altogether as the header Link: overrides any page anchor link (that was followed??)
     
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