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From an SEO standpoint, moving from a keyword domain to a company branded domain is a good move. The 2014 SearchMetrics Ranking Factors found that that having keywords in the domain name is no longer a significant ranking factor. I consider hyphens in domain names to be bad for rankings as well. Moving to company branded domain name is a good move for ...


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It's not strictly a DNS setting. You would have to change the settings on your web server. You will need to have the friendsmusic.com DNS A record point to the IP Address that mydomain.com/friend is hosted at. Then assuming you are using an Apache web server you can go into the configuration file example: /etc/apache2/apache2.conf and create a mod_rewrite ...


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The only solution I can think of here is a server alias. A server alias points to your domain name on web server level. It can send the user somewhere without the URL changing But you must note: the domain should be hosted at your hosting company you should redirect all links to example.php/. Note the /, otherwise the real URL will be shown. It's a ...


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I think your question is a bit confusing, probably mainly because you have some terminology mixed up. A redirect literally just means that a client tried to load a certain URL, and the server redirected them to another page. Whether or not this is the page the user intended has little to do with it from a technical standpoint. A HTTP Status code is a ...


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Check if the old file is called, then change it to the new file RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^old-file.pdf$ RewriteRule ^(.*) /new-file.pdf [L,R=301]


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You have a bit of a dilemma but not one that cannot be resolved. On the one hand you have a domain with an established trust score, site rank, and various pages with rank and links to them you do not want to lose of course. But that domain name has limitations due to the ccTLD and how they would propagate out into the search engines. The first question is: ...


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The appropriate way to do this is to use the the rel=canonical attribute on your page. This will identify one source URL for your content. For example: <link rel="canonical" href="http://blog.example.com/dresses/green-dresses-are-awesome" /> Google acknowledges this issue in a write up found here: ...



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