I have a site which was temporarily available at both
www.example.com. All traffic to
example.com is now redirected to
www.example.com, however during the brief period that the site was available at the naked domain, Google indexed it.
So Google now has two versions of every page indexed:
www.example.com www.example.com/about_us www.example.com/products/something ...
example.com example.com/about_us example.com/products/something ...
For obvious reasons, this is a bad situation, so how can I best resolve it? Should I request removal of these pages from the index? There is still content at these URLs, but they now redirect to the
www subdomain equivalent.
The site has many hundreds of pages, but the only way I can see to request removal is via the
Remove outdated content screen in Webmaster Tools, one URL at a time.
How can I request removal of an entire domain (ie. the naked domain) without it effecting the true site located at the
www subdomain? Is this the correct strategy given that all the naked domains now redirect to their