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How can I use domain masking without having self referral in Google Analytics

I have one old domain that points to a website's server's ip (let's call it www.oldsite.com). I have a new one, www.newsite.com, that is set up to be forwarded to a specific page on the website. Due ...
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Google Analytics event tracking for different language domains

Our website has multiple domains and each domain is used for a different language (example.com for english, example.de for german). But for some reason all events appear tracked with the .com domain. ...
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SAN for multiple domain Common name mismatch

i have 60 domains and bought 2 different certificates, one for www and one for non-www. Since all 60 domains in the SAN there is only 1 domain which matches to Common Name. so i will get this warning ...
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Using multiple sites for SEO

I have a client who has 3 websites running. There is the main website, and then 2 subsidiaries who run on the same domain. So main website is example.com and the other two are somewebsite.example.com ...
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Multiple domains (for multiple brands) redirecting to different pages of a website

A "digital agency", call it Acme.com, provides a broad range services from web applications through to copywriting. It wants a single website with separate areas for each department/service area, each ...
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Merge Country domain into one is the best option or not, it will hurt seo or not? [duplicate]

We have one Domain "domain.com" this domain target global and another is "domain.co.uk" this domain only target specific country. now a days we discuses to merge both in to one domain in domain.com ...
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Multiple domains for different products?

I have a website with software applications. Is it good for SEO to choose one keyword rich domain name for each of our software products or should we stick to a single domain? From a user's ...
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SEO scope for multiple domains hosting on the same IP address

I have multiple domains hosted on a shared hosting plan which provides a single IP address for all domains hosted. I want domains such as: www.plumbersinnewyork.com www.plumbersinwashington.com www....
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Is it best for SEO to have one large domain vs multiple small

Building genuine links is tough, if you have only one domain that does everything vs many domains that are specific it will be easier to build up the one website. In saying that does Google favor a ...
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Managing redirections of 2 domains at CloudFlare for the same site

Let's say I have these two domains: example.com.uy example.uy My goal is to set a proper domain's forward according to SEO best practices using a 301 Redirect, in order to enforce my users to be ...
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Google Analytics tracking on multi domain environment

We have the following structure of our website: Main site - mainsite.com Contains blog, few products and pricing table etc... Single product sites - myproduct1.com, myproduct2.com Product specific ...
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Why do big sites host their images/css on external domains?

Why do sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google host their images and css on external domains such as: Facebook: static.ak.fbcdn.net Twitter: a0.twimg.com Google: ssl.gstatic.com Question(s): Is ...
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Domain Masking / Cloaking?

I don't know what the correct term is for this but I'd like to redirect exampleA.com to exampleB.com without changing the URL in their address bar at all. So for example: User visits: exampleA.com ...
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Google Sitemap for multiple domains of same site

I have a website and its domain has been used for several years. Now I want to use an additional new name for the site, so I got a new domain. There are four valid addresses now: http://old.com, http:/...
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Mirror website across different hosting accounts

Is it possible to mirror a website across different hosting accounts, for example: exampleA.com (public) exampleB.com (private) When people access the website they will be visiting exampleA.com ...
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Google Doesn't Obey Canonical meta-tag for cross-domain

I'm working on a website that's normally accessed trough a load-balance. But we also have direct URL to each server. Lately, Google started to index the direct URLs to our servers, which is bad ...
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Is having multiple websites a good idea or a bad one for SEO?

I am in charge of my companies website and one of my tasks is to improve SEO. Granted, I am new to this and have been researching for the past 6 months and had an idea. My plan is to build multiple ...
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How to host a website in multiple countries for fast response times

I have an eCommerce store and it sells digital downloads. The website is hosted in the US, but I have a large customer base that is outside the United States in different countries. I know the ...
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How can I use a blog to improve domain authority for a multi-domain business?

Over the past two years, I have had great success with my local, service-oriented business in building domain authority and climbing in the SERP rankings. I believe this success can be at least ...
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Change of Address (Google Webmasters Tools) Error

I have 301 permanently redirected my old domain http://oldexample.asia to my new domain http://newexample.org but my site is hosted in Wapka.mobi (free hosting service) which automatically redirects ...
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Stop searches showing tld domain sites appearing as subdirectory of main holding site domain?

I'm not sure if this is a problem specific to how my hosting is structured or not. Let's say the main domain for my account is maindomain.com (for purpose of discussion). I am building other sites, ...
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What are the SEO implications of switching from a longer 10 year old “.com” domain name to a shorter “.supply”?

We are reorganising our company's focus and product line from working with only sport products to a much wider range of footwear, clothing and bags. Our old domain name is winksport.com and I want to ...
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2 different businesses, 2 different top level domains, same company name - impact?

I have just started running ohanafilms.co.uk (Northamptonshire UK) and I have received a email from a chap who runs ohanafilms.com (Hawaii USA) who has advised me and asked me to change my name as it ...
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Are there any benefits to using copies of the same website for your business?

I have a new client and they sell magazines online. They have 5-10 different websites/domains that are all pretty much exactly the same. The codebase is the same. The magazines available for sale are ...
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Multiple websites with same topic

I want to create 10 websites about same topic. Each website has its own template and each will have around 10 unique articles. Topcis/titles of the articles will be identical. I will not link sites ...
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How to setup MX records on a shared application serving multiple domains?

We are in the process of transitioning from 150 separate websites on individual domains to 150 domains all served by a central MVC app. I am now wondering how to handle the MX record(s) on this new ...
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(Addon domain) Hosting multiple websites on single hosting account

I have an preexisting website, www.main.com. Using, cpanel I set up a addon domain, www.personal.com, but Cpanel also setup a subdomain, www.personal.main.com, which I don't want. So I just redirected ...
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Someone else is using my IP address with an old A Record. What can i do?

I found out that someone who used to have my current IP address, still has an old A record and google is using that for returning search results. As a result, when someone searches the name of my ...
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.htaccess rewrite when site has multiple domains

I run a university club website which has two three (update: I have recently discovered the third) domains, let's say www.meow.co.uk, foo.uni.ac.uk/bar/meow/ and uni.ac.uk/bar/meow. I'm using the ...
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Where to place the SPF records and Google Apps DKIM on a multidomain website?

We're having issues with spam filters with our emails. They're not being received by our clients about half of the time. We decided to make sure the SPF and DKIM are correctly set. Suppose I have a ...
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When an add-on domain is created in cPanel it automatically generates a subdomain, why?

When I create an add-on domain in cPanel, a subdomain is automatically created. How does this affect the SEO of the website and does it also affect other websites that are hosted on the same server?...
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Where can you set up 301 redirect on Parrallel Helms

I need to do a 301 redirect on Parrallel Helms cPanel like software. For the life of me I can not find it, the hosting company Hostworx doesn't answer my emails. Does anyone know where in Parrallel ...
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Multiple Domains with content then redirect to main domain

I have a client who has many domain names. Their main domain name is the brand of the company. The other domains are, more or less, domains that match various keywords. I know exact match domains are ...
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Redirecting domain to subfolder, one hosting account, avoid redirect loop. masking?

I have two domains (here are the actual domain names for simplicity): snapstarr.com fuselog.net I have one hosting account with GoDaddy, for the two domains. the primary domain is snapstarr.com. I ...
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Why www part of my website redirects me to some other site?

I have no redirect header defined anywhere in my server. But when accessed from mobile phone my client's domain (without www.) renders correctly:         &...
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Is it OK for SEO and ads on the site if I have the same content on multiple domains?

I have a web based proxy and web filters eventually blacklist the domain. Because of this, I am thinking of creating alternate domains for the same website. Each domain would host 100% same content. ...
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SEO and domain name change

Background: My website is not showing up high enough in rankings. We are in a niche market - particularly in the aircraft satcom business. When searching for satcom our competitors are on top - there ...
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Purchasing expired domain relevant to business

I have a competitor (restaurant) that shows up very high in the local listings on Google and that has a lot of links from other local websites. It went out of business and the domain-name is now out ...
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Two Companies, One Site, Big Problems

I am working with a company that has two company identities, however they have used 1 root domain. In addition, the content for both sites are almost identical (working on separating and fixing this)....
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Displaying website hosted at one domain on a different domain

I have a website hosted at (for example) website.com. The thing is, I also have my own server and a different domain name registered with a different company. Let's say I own example.com and it ...
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Linode DNS config - multi-domain shared IP (without aliases)

How do I ensure a request for one of my two domains pointing at my linode doesn't become the other domain in the user's browser? I think this is a DNS problem, so I'll explain... I have a linode and ...
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What is potential value of an additional pointing domain? [duplicate]

We have an opportunity to buy an extra domain that is quite specific to what we do and where we do it e.g. newyorkplumber.com. This domain will just point to our current business's website url which ...
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Can having the same contact information for multiple interlinked sites harm rankings?

I have multiple web pages under different domains with identical design but different unique content. That content is valuable for the users. The only content that is duplicated is the contact ...
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SEO - multiple domains, but one domain for a part of a website

I have a website about things in Europe and I had an idea to make one specialized domain for specialized category of my website. So it is basicaly changing this: example.com/countries/germany to ...
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How can I serve different banners/CSS/branding to users based on their location?

One of my clients is a financial planner. He is in the Pacific Northwest, an area big on buying local, and the site's visual identity reflects that in header images, colors, etc... Well, apparently ...
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How to redirect a subdomain to the main domain so I can use an SSL certificate?

I have an apache server hosting with one IP address hosting a www and a 'sub' domain using <virtualhost>. That worked fine until I needed an EV certificate which works on only 1 domain. It can'...
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Use .htaccess to configure subdomains serve content from folders rather than from the root domain

Here is site http://www.glassnow.com.au/ With 3 subdomains: brisbane.glassnow.com.au goldcoast.glassnow.com.au sunshinecoast.glassnow.com.au Here is htaccess RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / ...
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Can a sitemap index file reference sitemap files under different domains?

My company owns several domain names. We also host websites for our users at their custom domains. Our domains: company.com product1.com product2.com Users's domains: user1.com user2.com ...
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Sitemap structure for network of subdomains

I am working on a project that's a network of 2 domains (domain.gr & domain.com.cy) of subdomains similar to Hubpages [each user gets a profile under a different subdomain & there is a ...
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Mapping a subdirectory to a second domain using hostgator?

I currently have all of my site hosting routed through my site www.iamkuhan.com, but I want one of my subdirectories, iamkuhan.com/raindelay to map to www.raindelaypodcast.com. I feel like this is ...