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How do I redirect a sub domain to a domain? 

by on October 17, 2010

Q: I need some help with SEO and re direction etc.

I have a site http://www.the-red-barn.com which is our main 3d rendering site.

I started a free-range chicken business and put it on a subdomain of the above site like this http://chickens.the-red-barn.com

The chicken business has taken off but I cant get good LOCAL search results from search engines in South Africa because it is firstly a sub domain and secondly not a .co.za site.

I bought a new domain http://www.red-barn.co.za and another http://www.free-range.co.za

What would you suggest is the best way to do this?

A) move the site to one of the .co.za names and put a redirect on the .com site to the new site (or can I leave it there with out being penalized for duplicate content?)

B) Re direct the two new .co.za sites to the subdomain of the .com site (will the local search engines see this as a local site?)

Its lots of work so I would like to do it RIGHT!


Can I change the domain name of my site without effecting my SEO? 

by on April 11, 2010

Q: Can I change domain names on my website without affecting anything else, such as specially embedded SEO coding?


Will having the same PDFs on mutliple sites count as duplicate content? 

by on March 23, 2010

Q: I and my friend are making websites of similar content.

We don’t want the same content of both sites hurting our google ranking.

I have already lots of text in HTML format with relevant info on my subject matter for my website. I want my friend to share this information without hurting google search rankings.

I understand two sites having exact text content will hurt the rankings. I want to give him the information of exact same text for his website, but with a different introduction so as to allow his site searchable by google. I intend to create a PDF file with this exact same text within it. He can then provide a simple link to this PDF file after his own introduction and allow the readers to share our exact same content.

So what will happen is I get to keep all the original text on my website, whereas he will have a different introduction (optimized so people will find his site), but the remainder of the text will be in a downloadable PDF form, which will contain this exact same text as my site.

Would that be a solution to stop google rankings being hurt?