There are two sites on one server:
http://www.exampleA.comlives in the root
http://www.exampleB.comlive in the htdocs web folder
SSL on the server was configured incorrectly for
http://www.exampleA.com by the host. This resulted in many pages that do not exist on
http://www.exampleB.com to get indexed under that domain. Here some examples:
https://www.exampleB.com/help-page/is indexed but when you click on it you see the content of
There are a ton of pages in SERP that look like this:
https://www.exampleB.com/node/302and etc. All of these belong to
Basically, all SSl pages from
www.exampleA.com are indexed under
www.exampleB.com and are mirroring the content.
Things I have done so far:
http://www.exampleB.com to a new server because the old host could not figure the issue out.
2) Forced https to http in .htaccess which was not possible on the old host. However, on the new host (WP Engine) the redirect might not work all the time since .htaccess might get ignored because of Nginx setup.
Now I am struck with about 400 - 500 junk pages in SERP that return a 404.
Do I 301 those pages to / or just let them be since they were not going to any appropriate content in the first place?
Is there anything else I am forgetting?