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You don't need: <link href="<original url>" rel="canonical"> if you're doing a 301 redirect because both are the same thing in terms of search engines trying to figure out which copy of your page is original. Your best bet is to remove the link tag with canonical in it on your pages and implement a 301 redirect from the .com version of your ...


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x-default used to be necessary but Google has since updated their guidelines and now only recommend x-default for pages that either: automatically redirect the user (based on IP address or browser settings) to the appropriate language/region page, or Are country/language chooser pages where the user selects their preferred lang and are taken to that ...


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Maybe this would help? RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} !(^|&)lang=en(&|$) [NC] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.myweb\.com\/index.html$ [NC] RewriteRule ^ %{REQUEST_URI}?lang=en [L,R=301,QSA] Only for homepage on addon domain (assuming your addon domain is http://YourAddOn.Domain.com): RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ...


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It is not hurting rankings to show up twice in the search results. It just means that you have two or more pages that Google thinks are relevant for the search term. Combining pages does not usually significantly increase the ranking power of the page. More pages with quality content on your site are much more likely to attract links which help your site ...



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