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Someone else is using my IP address with an old A Record. What can i do?

The simplest solution is to just return a 403 or 410 response for any traffic on the unwanted domain. In .htaccess on Apache you could do something like: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_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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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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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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Is example1.example.com called multiple domain or subdomain?

example1 and example2 are subdomains of mysite.com. Multi-domain just means a site can be accessed by more than one domain name. Ie.e. two domains pull up the same website.
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How to use DNS to set a subfolder of one domain to redirect to another domain

This definitely can't be done with DNS. I think the real question you want to solve is "How do I allow cross-domain PHP and fonts?" To enable cross-domain PHP and font files (this is probably all ...
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Mirror website across different hosting accounts

You can do this in nginx by using the reverse proxy option, something like this will work: server { listen 80; server_name exampleA.com www.exampleA.com; location / { proxy_pass ...
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Why www part of my website redirects me to some other site?

Presumably you don't have a CNAME record for the www subdomain - so the DNS does not resolve? As you suggest in comments, in such cases, some mobile operators (or in fact some 3rd party DNS servers) ...
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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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Mirror website across different hosting accounts

Apache supports this feature, its called a reverse proxy. It will work whether or not the sites are served from the same server or not. One way to do so would be to use mod_proxy with the Apache ...
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Mirror website across different hosting accounts

If you are on the same server, then set the document root for exampleA.com to the same document root as exampleB.com. Example: Point them both to /the/path/to/hosting/folder They should then show ...
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Google Sitemap for multiple domains of same site

There are four valid addresses...and they all show the same site; they are synonyms (no re-direction). Prior to considering your sitemap, which is not essential for Google to index your site, you ...
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Can having the same contact information for multiple interlinked sites harm rankings?

No actually- the other way 'round. If your domain name registration on these sites are similar or identical, having contact information on your sites that supports the domain name registration by ...
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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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How to mass test a list of domains to find out if any of them banned by Google?

There is no mass checking that I can see. Especially against Google. **WARNING: Google will block asscess for the following reasons: It feels as though you are trying to scrape, reverse engineer ...
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Multiple domains with one google analytics account

When logged onto Google Analytics, go to the Admin page. In the middle column under PROPERTY, click the drop down box and click Create New Property at the bottom. This will allow you to add a new ...
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How my website will be ranked if I host multilanguage blogs under my domain?

Okay. I just read the article and watched the video and the article is rather misleading. It is, while a milder form, a misunderstanding of what Matt Cutts was saying. This happens often even by ...
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Can a sitemap index file reference sitemap files under different domains?

As far as Google is concerned, it is possible to make "cross site submissions" of XML sitemaps if you are a "verified owner of the sites" (e.g. have proven your ownership in the Google Webmaster Tools)...
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Can having the same contact information for multiple interlinked sites harm rankings?

The answer really depends should you have multiple websites for what you are writing about or could it all be wrapped into one website. It could harm your ranking if: Low quality content was present ...
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What is potential value of an additional pointing domain?

We get these questions from time to time. Adding another domain name does practically nothing for you. There is relatively no domain name keyword advantage, no usability advantage, and no real reason ...
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