My main domains have been cached as sub-domains of another domain by Google

  1. net4gains profile image61
    net4gainsposted 7 years ago

    My main domains have been cached as sub-domains of another domain by Google

    I have an account on hostmonster hosting 5 domains. There is one primary domain say abc.com and others are added as sub-domains (xy1.abc.com) with actual domain xy1.com pointing to sub-domain xy1.abc.com.
    I noticed recently that Google has cached both sub-domain and domain separately. I believe this will be treated as duplicate content and may be penalized as such.
    Is that correct? If yes, what is the remedy other than shifting web host?

  2. SEO Ibiza profile image60
    SEO Ibizaposted 7 years ago

    It's not going to get "penalized" although one version will probably be ignored.

    getting decent links to the version you want showing would likely force it the way you want it.

    or adding rewrite code into htaccess on the subdomains to rewrite them to the full domain version would be the best option if its possible?

  3. Cheeky Girl profile image74
    Cheeky Girlposted 7 years ago

    I just wrote a hub about the new changes Google made to the Google algorithm (as of Jan 2011), so it looks like we will be affected in some ways by it. If you have duplicate content, you will be affected. I know there is a "301" code that some people use on their websites so Google will know about the sites having similar content. No one wants to be penalised. But Google are trying to stop duplicate contents appearing in search results as it is big gripe of businesses who search on the engines.

 
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