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SEO scope for multiple domains hosting on the same IP address

If you can create high quality sites, provide great user experience, and take care not to violate any of Google's webmaster guidelines, there is no problem with having multiple sites on a shared host. ...
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SEO scope for multiple domains hosting on the same IP address

Search engines care about content of the web site and not IP addresses. Period. End of story. Now, if your IP address or domain name is a known spammer; different story.
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Different content for different domain extensions

It does not. They're seen as entirely different sites as their domain names are different. Domain names only tend to affect SEO when the name itself contains a keyword. Being similar or the same as ...
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From an SEO perspective, can canonicals be used for typo domain aliases instead of redirects?

In most cases the canonical link type could be used in place of 301 redirects, but 301 redirects are almost always preferable. From the canonical RFC (bold emphasis mine): Before adding the canonical ...
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Multiple domains, 'one' server

The rule for indexing is to ask 'Where is the content?' and 'What's the fastest route to it?' Cross domain canonicalisation is treated like a soft redirect. You state that content is served from ...
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Deny access to one of two sites using the same .htaccess

You can use something like this code in your DOCUMENT_ROOT/.htaccess file: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(?:www\.)?subdomain\.com$ [NC] RewriteCond ${ipmap:%{REMOTE_ADDR}} !^(127\.0\.0\....
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Internationial SEO with different alias domains

Edit based on Joao's comment* The domains in question are cctld, i.e .es, .it, .pt. Geotargeted subfolders on country specific domains don't work well, if the top level domain is generic (i.e. .com) ...
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After website migration a year ago, some URLs from the old domain are still in Google. Should I block the old domain now?

The best option would be to redirect those pages to respective pages on the new domain. And notify Google using the change of address tool: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/83106?hl=en ...
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Two websites for one photography business

It is quite common for a single business entity to have multiple websites. In your example having one website focused on the wedding photography and having the other dedicated to other generic ...
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Two websites, two domains, for one brand, SEO issues?

How does this affect SEO? Foobars it. How to notify Google about this? You can't. This will likely create confusion to some users, what do you think? Absolutely! Should the site be redone again ...
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Remove https://{site}.tld from Google

You don't want the https version to lead to an error. This will cause you to lose all of the page authority that the .gr domain has on https. Instead, you want to 301 redirect all versions of you ...
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Redirect a domain to a sub-page on another domain

A 301 redirect would pass the authority of turtles.com to /turtles and also benefit the new domain as a whole. The question of "bad" is whether you are missing out on any SEO from the old page and ...
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German site is not indexed, Search Console says it is duplicate of the English site, even though it is different language content

Your German site isn't 100% translated. It has an English footer, site notice, and privacy policy. If all of those were translated, I would bet that Googlebot wouldn't see your site as duplicate ...
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Best way to track page views in a multi-tenant application?

Assuming here that you don't need help with GA/GTM installation and you've got your tenants' permission to do so, here's my take on GA-side setup to get the analytics you want. There's no way to avoid ...
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What's the best strategy for letting extraneous domains go?

It depends on how the redirect is being done. If you use some redirection service provided by the registrar, than the information is lost in transit. Visitors are redirected before they arrive to the &...
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Google Analytics tracking on multi domain environment

Using a number of subdomains for individual product pages is not very scalable but if you want to track all the domains under one main property (and have the eCommerce data roll up into one view) ...
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Is it best for SEO to have one large domain vs multiple small

To begin: Okay. There are several things to consider here. Looking at things from Google's point of view, you can easily see why Google makes some of the decisions they make. I will cover just a bit ...
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Is it best for SEO to have one large domain vs multiple small

If you create several websites with different root domains & if there are two pages linking to each other from two different domains, it means you have to build up reputation for those 2 domains. ...
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What virtual host should I serve when someone hits my webserver without a "Host:" header?

Considering RFC-7230, you might just return 400 for such request: A server MUST respond with a 400 (Bad Request) status code to any HTTP/1.1 request message that lacks a Host header field and to any ...
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Block third domain from being indexed

We already have noindex nofollow, index follow on respective domains Presumably this is implemented using a <meta name="robots"... element in the HEAD section of the HTML? (Strictly speaking these ...
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Google Analytics tracking on multi domain environment

The way I interpret your question is you want to track users traveling through your product funnel to see them converting into sales and view domain specific data. Most other answers are referring ...
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What should a sitemap look like when there are two domains for a website?

Firstly, the keyword in the domain or URL plays very little role in ranking, so in my view probably it's not a good idea to have similar site structure on a secondary domain just because you would ...
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From an SEO perspective, can canonicals be used for typo domain aliases instead of redirects?

Using 301 Permanent Redirect is the best thing to do for users and search engines. While a canonical is a suggestion to search engines, it allows page variations to exist. Users do not see canonical ...
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Site for NZ and AU appearing in the US search results over the site for the US

Use hreflang to target the two sites to their respective markets. This markup is supported by Google and Yandex, but not Bing etc., which may or may not be an issue depending on your traffic sources. ...
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Adding another domain SAN to a shared hosting server's multi-domain SSL certificate?

First you need to know the difference between DV SSL certificate, EV SSL certificate, Wildcard SSL and Multi Domain SSL certificate. There are mainly three types of SSL certificate such as Domain ...
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One company two domains for two countries - Google Search

You have to use hreflangs so Google knows which site is for which country. <link rel="alternate" hreflang="es" href="http://es.example.com/" /> As stated here: https://support.google.com/...
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Two websites, two domains, for one brand, SEO issues?

This is not a good situation. The 2 domain names are too similar and will result in visitor confusion. And yes, your SEO will be a mess, as will your branding. No one (and no search engines) will ...
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How to ensure historic backlinks point to primary domain

Here are some options what I could recommend. The main goal is to point your old domain to the new domain server IP and get rid of Duda services. When the old domain is pointed to the new domain ...
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.htaccess to redirect domain1 to domain2

Try the following instead: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^example\.net$ RewriteRule .* https://example.net%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L] If HTTPS is off or the ...
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Is it possible to use URL forwarding to point a domain to a folder on a server transparently?

There is no way to point a domain at your server transparently without the cooperation of your web host. To serve content from a domain you must: Set the DNS records to point the domain to the IP ...
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