I have 2 domains http://foo.com and a http://bar.com. http://bar.com is just a domain alias for http://foo.com so they have the same content. Results for both domains show up on google, I'd rather all google results point to http://foo.com. I've tried looking for this option in google webmaster tools but can't find it. How do I do this?

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Google Webmaster Tools does not have any functionality for this.

You can use canonical URLs to tell Google which is the preferred domain.

  • I'd rather not redirect. Half of my users specifically prefer using foo.com and the other half likes using bar.com. I'm using IIS 7.5 Commented Jul 19, 2011 at 1:55
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    I've changed my answer to reflect this
    – John Conde
    Commented Jul 19, 2011 at 2:01
  • oh yeah, I remember seeing the cross domain canonical a while back, just wasn't able to add that to my site at the time. I think that should work for me ok now. thanks Commented Jul 19, 2011 at 2:07

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