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For some reason this question (from Oct 2010) has more recently been deleted but was still available on stackprinter.com. I had the accepted answer and was looking high and low for it to use as reference on another question.


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comment 2 domain names with 1 IP address in a server
You need a #4.5 "redirect old domain to new domain". Both domains will be "accessible". Without the redirection the search engines are likely to see duplicate content and stand little chance of the new domain being indexed (so you would never be able to disable the old domain without suffering an SEO penalty).
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comment Where is the best place for page's ID in a user friendly URL?
StackOverflow uses IDs because it is the only key that can identify a question. It is quite possible to have two question title's that would otherwise resolve to the same URL part. But also, the question title is user editable. When the title gets edited the URL changes and the site is able to redirect the old URL to the new URL only because the ID has remained constant. This redirection would be much more complex to implement if an ID was not used, as you would have to store all the previous URLs.
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comment 2 domain names with 1 IP address in a server
Just to simplify it a bit... The OP didn't say they were creating a new site, just changing the site's domain name.
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comment How to display “Not Found” instead of automatic redirecting?
@Martijn Not sure why you rolled back. What you had (R=404) was correct, except for the RewriteRule substitution.
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comment How to display “Not Found” instead of automatic redirecting?
Minor point, by specifying R=404, the user won't be "redirect[ed] to the 'main' version of the page". The substitution is ignored (should really specify - as pass through). The default 404 will be served and the URL will remain unchanged (since no redirection occurs). This would seem to be the desired result.
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comment How to display “Not Found” instead of automatic redirecting?
"WordPress tries to guess the URL" - Really?! "canonical url redirection" - This sounds possible, but why would the original language page bet set as the canonical? This sounds like a WordPress issue. It should be possible to override this in .htaccess, however, I think it is better resolved in WordPress itself. (?)
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revised How to display “Not Found” instead of automatic redirecting?
Formatting
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comment How to display “Not Found” instead of automatic redirecting?
If the request is already being "redirected automatically" then there must be some code in place (maybe in your CMS?) that is performing the redirect - this is not default behaviour. Removing this "redirection" should result in the default 404.
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revised Update and republish wordpress post. SEO penalization?
Tweaked wording, removed thanks
Oct
20
revised Does an OG image must be present on a page for display in Facebook page?
Added example
Oct
20
answered Does an OG image must be present on a page for display in Facebook page?
Oct
20
comment Does an OG image must be present on a page for display in Facebook page?
@Martijn: That does not appear to be the question. Related: webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/70952/…
Oct
20
comment Rewrite root folders to a php file and exclude some folders
Thanks for the feedback. Just to add, if you use a relative path substitution in the RewriteRule directive (ie. index.php) you should specify a RewriteBase directive, otherwise results could be unpredictable on different servers, or break if the code was moved to another folder. Alternatively, specify a root-relative (or absolute) path.
Oct
20
revised Rewrite root folders to a php file and exclude some folders
Formatting, spelling
Oct
19
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the benefit of the “download will begin shortly” page?
Oct
19
revised Rewrite root folders to a php file and exclude some folders
Formatting, grammar, removed thanks.
Oct
19
comment Rewrite root folders to a php file and exclude some folders
What have you tried so far?
Oct
18
answered Mapping a path to a domain on a local server
Oct
18
comment What is the “nick” name of that websites where the users can post advertisments?
Classified ads?
Oct
18
comment Old domain, new site on Shopify - no more SSL, but SSL URL is stuck in visitors history
You will only be able to forward HTTPS to HTTP (in htaccess) if your site accepts requests on HTTPS, which it doesn't. I imagine it's not just repeat visitors that have the URL in their history, but also search engines that have indexed the HTTPS URLs (unless you preemptively set up a redirect before removing the old SSL)? I guess you'll need to follow the same procedure as for changing domains (except without the redirection unfortunately), inform Google in GWT and similar for the other search engines.