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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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I don't know what you mean by "current hosting issues", but if any, you should report to your provider. About the question, I understand what is your problem and I had the same question too in the past. In my case I installed Wordpress inside a folder called /news, as it was the purpose of the blog, to act as the news platform of the main site. In terms of ...


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Don't duplicate the site. As recommended by Google, you should use a 301 redirect. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/93633?hl=en Page content added for completeness for future visitors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1lVPrYoBkA If you need to change the URL of a page as it is shown in search engine results, we recommend that you use a ...


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When Googbot visits the site with the frame, all it will see is a frameset in the source code usually implemented something like this: <frameset rows="100%,*" border="0"> <frame src="http://othersite.example.com/" noresize frameborder="0"> </frameset> This will point Googlebot the place where you content is actually hosted. Googlebot ...


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It is not exactly the answer to your question but you should think twice about removing trailing slashes for directories. The doc about DirectorySlash warns from potential problems (a mess with relative urls and others). And you can save some headaches by only redirecting with a 301 /dir/index.html to /dir/ (nearly your point 3), and using DirectoryIndex ...



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