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Using 301 permanent redirects from one domain to the other is your better option. In fact, "domain parking" won't achieve what you want at all. Parking a domain generally means that the registrar will put up its own page there. That page will generally say "coming soon" and have advertisements for the registrar's services.


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Google considers redirecting content that is no longer available to be "soft 404". They would like to be able to treat the page the same as a 404 page. If you redirect the expired page to your home page, Google will identify it as a soft 404. It will appear in Google Webmaster Tools as an error. Google won't pass the link juice from inbound links to ...


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If you are looking at the auto-generated rewrites in Magento's 'URL Rewrite Management' page then all of those URL re-writes are actually necessary in order for Magento to serve your products/categories at search engine friendly URL's. For example:- www.example.com/2000-2004-vw-sharan-starter-motor Instead of:- ...


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The ideal scenario is to keep the content so that it's still indexed, even if not useful. I'll explain: I worked on a video website that while worked with user submitted videos, sometimes we received requests to remove them. This lead to a lot of 404's being returned which wasn't good for SEO. We approached a redirect to the homepage but the number was so ...


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having 431 redirect is better than 410. because if there are links to your page on the web, they will be redirected to new page and give it some SEO juice. you can also keep the content(or just page) and add a no-index to it. it will be removed from search engines and you will be able to remove it after a while without worrying about search engines or ...


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Googlebot is finding your redirect links but it probably can't crawl them because you have disallowed them in robots.txt. It then thinks that your site has additional content and it "indexes" it with the link text. You could get around this by making your links point exteranally, but use JavaScript to write in the tracking. That way Googlebot can see ...


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Will you lose SEO value? 301-headers will transfer all* SEO value from the naked version to the www version, you have nothing to worry about, as long as the pages keep existing (which should be the case if you only switch to www.). Don't forget sitemaps, and other XML files which might contain your domain. * I've read about loosing the tiniest bit due to a ...


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It is fine to redirect multiple times A -> B -> C as long as the chain of redirects isn't too long. Web clients give up after some number of redirects. Googlebot will follow only five chained redirects I tested Firefox and it supports 20 chained redirects I tested Chrome and it supports 63 chained redirects (it reports an error to the user after 21 but ...


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There is no penalty as a result of multi-chain 301's no but a small amount of weight passed is lost (it is tiny so nothing major to worry about) but obviously the more in the chain, less weight is passed through to the final destination like so:- 301 Redirect 1 (97% weight passed) - total 97% 301 Redirect 2 (97% weight passed) - total 94% 301 Redirect 3 ...


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Something such as the below will handle the canonical www redirect:- RewriteEngine On ## canonical www 301 redirect RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,L] The best rule to rewrite and 301 your various homepage URL's will vary depending on the website platform your website is built ...


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@closetnoc, @PeteS_UK thanks again for your help, and here's an update. I was lucky enough to get a short one-to-one with a Google SEO guru employee through a business organisation I'm involved with. The long and the short of this was that Google have no problem with different domain names 301 redirecting to different pages within the same website. I ...


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There are many WordPress plugins that will do redirects for you. I use the Quick Page Post Redirect Plugin which adds an Admin page where you can list the redirects. I also use the True Google 404 plugin that uses site search to try to resolve error URLs and keeps a list of any error URLs so that you can add redirects for them.


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You asked quite a few questions and I suspect you know most of the answers already. So to clear up some confusion, I will address the subject of changing the domain name since this sounds like the new question. If you need more, please let us know. Keywords in domain names mean almost nothing anymore and exact matches rarely happen as a result. That was a ...



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