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How does a CNAME redirect affect SEO? [migrated]

I'm considering setting up a mobile website. This site will be hosted on someone else's server with a domain such as: mysite.theirsite.com My issue is that currently, mysite.com is decently ranked ...
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.htaccess rule to change hosts for SEO

I want to migrate one of my client's website from a free host to paid host. Currently, the site/domain is being hosted inside a sub-folder (used this tut: https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/347) at the ...
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How to forward to Amazon S3 when in maintenance mode with nginx using 503?

During website maintenance, it is sometimes necessary to shutdown our website. Our current method is to touch a file which will trigger the web server (nginx) to redirect traffic to a maintenance ...
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How to efficiently permanently redirect 150.000 images?

For SEO purposes I need to rename around 150.000 images, then I'd like to permanently redirect the previous url locations requests to the new locations. The current url to every image is something ...
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Amazon S3 - Options for routing naked URL

Problem I am using a custom domain to host a static index.html on amazon S3. That all works fine on my domain: site.com. However, when I visit www.site.com I get an error. From what I understand I ...
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htaccess, errordocument and joomla rewrite

I need to setup a 404 error handling in my .htaccess, besides handling some 301 redirects for the links of an old website. The new site is made with Joomla, the old site was written in asp. Sef urls ...
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Ip-failover and geolocalization

I have a server (from OVH) located in France with French ip. However most of the people coming to my website are from Poland. From what I read having a Polish ip address could lead to better search ...
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DNS wildcard entry from *.domain.com to www.domain.com

If a user enters ww2.domain.com he should be redirected to www.domain.com. This should be possible for all sort of subdomains (e.g. xxx.domain.com, ww.domain.com, ...). How should I set up the DNS ...
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Get google to stop crawling old pages

Ok, so I have a bit of an odd problem. Our site is crawled by google a LOT. There are a few reasons for this, that aren't really easy to change. One of which being you can access localized versions of ...
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Another website in a IIS subfolder

A friend of mine has an ASP.NET site hosted on windows server with IIS7 web server. He wants to install a wordpress blog without using subdomains for SEO reasons. In practice, he would like to have a ...
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Prevent users to access to website using port 8080 (apache) when using Varnish (on port 80)

My configuration is very simple : To avoid duplicate content, I want to prevent user to go on my website by hitting directly apache (which is running on port 8080). I have setup a Varnish server ...
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How to deal with downtime of web server without losing SEO ranking?

I am having a website which I'm planning to keep in maintenance mode for about 2 days without losing SEO ranking. According to Google blog post, we can do this by having a 503 Service Temporarily ...
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set all apache sites offline with temporary static cached original pages

I would like to set all virtualhosts on my server down for maintenance for some time. The temporary page should contain something like sorry, the page www.xxx.com is down for maintenance. you ...
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A record for www [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the point in having “www” in a URL? My present DNS configuration for my website's A record is as below Name Value --------------------------- ...
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Is 301 redirects enough for RSS feeds, or will some readers fail?

I am in the process of moving an entire site from ID based pages to user friendly / descriptive urls, and I would like to move the blogs as well. My problem is then, that I am uncertain if 301 ...
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Sticky Load Balancing with AWS

I have just setup a load balancer with AWS for a few instances as search engine crawlers were bringing down the site (it has millions of pages). Parts of the site allow you to login so I selected: ...
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Apache2 - rewrite a bunch of specified pathname URLs to one URL

I need to rewrite a bunch of urls (about 100 or so) for SEO purposes, and there may be more being added in the future (probably another 50-100 later on). I need a flexible way of doing this and so ...
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SEO Consultant Wants System Credentials

An SEO consultant has asked (demanded) credentials to the web environment so he can do ... Whatever it is that they do. I'm new to the company but an experienced Systems Engineer. I've just now been ...
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Should a “temporary” redirect page use a 301 redirect?

Let's say that foo.com is where I eventually want to host a website, when it's ready, and blog.foo.com is where I'm currently hosting a website. Until foo.com is ready, is it okay to do a permanent ...
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Emailing hundreds of thousands of users for a newletter, company server or service? [closed]

My company has a website with a lot of visitors per day. We are planning to email hundreds of thousands of users. I read somewhere that your email reputation is build on your domain, we have very good ...
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htaccess and ending slash

Trying to add ending slash to all urls. Here is the code: RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/$ ...
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how to land www.example.com/subfolder on /index.asp not /index.html

In attempt to answer my question I did: read Miscrosoft "using virtual directories" read over a dozen + posts on stackoverflow / codingforum / dmxzone without a clear answer for my ...
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How can I 301 redirect all traffic from one URL pattern to another?

I’ve been grappling with a basic rewrite rule as we’ve changed a template name from template-a to template-b and need to 301 all links to the new template-b URLs. Example: ...
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Is there a way to disallow robots crawling through IIS Management Console for entire site

Can I do the same as robots.txt through IIS settings? Telling User-agent: * Disallow: / in host header or through web.config?
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Is it possible to remove the .php extension WITHOUT using mod_rewrite?

I'm managing an e-commerce site for a customer that was built using JShop on Apache. For SEO reasons links are like: http://www.domain.com/shop/section/3151/1/flowers ...
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The proper way to redirect from http:// to /www in IIS7

I've noticed recently that Google and a number of other SEO tools are a little confused about where my site is located. They seem to be unsure about whether it's www. or non www. SEO Moze's Site ...
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Domain Masking / Cloaking?

I don't know whats the correct term for it, but what I'd like is to forward users visiting domain1.com to domain2.com without changing the url in their address bar at all, ie. show contents from ...
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What is difference between ALIAS domain and MASK redirect and CNAME?

Please explain someone to me, what is difference in terminology between ALIAS domain and MASK redirect and CNAME settings? What are they used for, with some examples please. And what are their ...
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Nginx simple redirect old uri to new uri

I've got problems with simple SEO friendly redirect. Web page has changed and I'd like to redirect old uris to new ones. For example I'd like to redirect /contact to /contact.html I've tried ...
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IIS7 Multiple Sites with redirection on domains for SEO purposes

For SEO purposes with IIS6, I had always set up two sites, one bound to www.domain.com and another site to domain.com that redirects to www.domain.com where the actual site lived. I really hate the ...
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Is there an advantage to redirecting vs rewriting when “hiding” the 'www' domain prefix?

Using virtual hosts I have gotten into the habit of using this: <VirtualHost: *:80> ServerName www.example.com Redirect permanent / http://example.com/ </VirtualHost> Yet I ...
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Serving images from another hostname vs Apache overload for the rewrites

We are trying to improve further the speed of some sites with older HTML in order as well to obtain better SEO results. We have now applied some minify measures, combined html, css etc. We use a small ...
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Recoomend company to take care or webserver and wordpress management?

I'm interested in setting up a professional WordPress site but I'd like to explore the pssibilities to leave the management of the webserver and even WordPress' management to a company that guarantees ...
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301 redirect or disallow on robots.txt?

I recently asked for 301 redirection on ServerFault and I didn't get a proper solution to my problem, but now I have a new idea: use the robots.txt to disallow certain URLs from my site to be ...
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Is this a valid robots.txt file?

I have this robots.txt file: User-agent: * Sitemap: Path_to_sitemap.xml My Q is, should I have something else in there as well? Like allow All or something? Thanks
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Does hosting multiple sites on one server hurt your SEO?

I have a handful of (content unrelated) sites with decent PRs and I'm considering hosting them all on the same server. I've heard that if you do this, internal linking between two seperate domains on ...
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safe 301 redirection using htaccess for two domains

I have two domains, a new domain (newdomain.com) and and old legacy domain (olddomain.com). I want to safely redirect the old domain to the new domain. Easy enough. At the moment I am doing this ...
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Lighttpd redirect from www.domain.com to domain.com

I need to permanently redirect all www.domain.com to domain.com in Lighttpd. Here's relevant part of my lighttpd.conf: $HTTP["host"] =~ "^www\.domain\.com$" { url.redirect = ( "^/(.*)" ...
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Subdomain is preventing my search results from rising as expected in page rank

My problem is that I have a site which has requires a dedicated page for every city I choose to support. Early on, I decided to use subdomains rather than a directly after my domain (ie i used ...
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What happens if a website does not have a robots.txt file?

If the robots.txt file is missing in the root directory of a website, how are things treated as: the site is not indexed at all the site is indexed without any restrictions It should logically be ...
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Domain name change with minimum seo impact

I am owner of an existing (3 yr. old) domain http://www.22shrutiharmonium.com and my website appears at the top of the search results in case of some search phrases like "22 shruti" , "22 shruti ...
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.htaccess file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Mod_Rewrite Rules but Were Afraid to Ask? How to create .htaccess file for 301 permanent redirect. I am looking for exact code ...
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seems to block /my-beautiful-sef-url-123

I have robots.txt that looks like this: User-agent: * Disallow: /system/ Disallow: /admin/ Disallow: /index.php The obvious goal has been to prevent all the ugly URLs from being indexed, as they ...
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How long does it take Google to update all links from R 301?

I just changed the location of my blog, and have done the appropriate redirects. Does anyone have knowledge or experience for the delay in updating all the links across Google? Reason I ask, I wish ...
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Forward domain for flavors.me yet retain own_domain.com/blog

I wish to have my flavors.me use my own domain, yet still wish to retain access to own_domain.com/blog The way flavors.me works now is that I must have the DNS A record point at their IP. Which ...
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Redirect folder to different server

Just for clarity, I already posted this on StackOverflow and got advice that this better fits in ServerFault.com so here goes: I know you can redirect subdomains to a different server, but can you do ...
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Can nameserver issues affect SEO?

take a look at the DNS errors on this site. Might it affect how google indexes the site? The site is not even returned in searches http://www.intodns.com/legacytrustuk.org
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Do CNAME DNS entries affect SEO?

I am setting up a website for a client that I will be hosting and maintaining, and I am trying to determine what will be the most pain free setup. My thought is to do the following: Set up the ...
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Trying to test Domain Collapsing / Consoldiation validity for SEO purposes

At work, we're trying to determine the effectiveness of domain collapsing for SEO purposes. Our current structure is to have multiple web apps served from different servers, such as PUBLIC URLS - ...
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IIS 301 Redirect from “/index.html” to “/” for SEO Canonicalization

I used the technique explained here for IIS (http://www.webconfs.com/how-to-redirect-a-webpage.php), but this appears to result in an infinite loop when applied to "/index.htm" and redirected to "/". ...