Domain names change..

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oldskoolmassive
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Domain names change..

Postby oldskoolmassive » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:07 pm

I have just recently changed my domain name from

http://www.freewebs.com/oldskoolmassive/index.htm to

:http//www.oldskoolmassive.co.uk

Im new to website building and everything about them, the question i have is ive read that if you have multiple submission from the same website to a search engine thay can ban you. Ive already submitted my http://www.freewebs.com/oldskoolmassive/index.htm address and now want to submit my new co.uk address instead which is the home page of my website both address are will i get banned? and if so what should i do to submit my new website address to the search engines?

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Postby AnthonySE » Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:00 am

If the content is going to be the same and it's just the domain name that's changing, I'd recommend doing a 301 redirect from the old site to the new site. This will tell the search engines that you've moved and they'll no longer index the old site and instead move on to the new.

I hope this answers your question(s).

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Postby oldskoolmassive » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:15 pm

yes it will be the same content just a new web address what is a 301 redirect? and how do i do this? thank you for your help!

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Postby AnthonySE » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:59 pm

You need to modify the .htaccess file. If you aren't comfortable with this, check with your webmaster. Below is the most common way of doing it.

How to implement the 301 Redirect

1. To create a .htaccess file, open notepad, name and save
the file as .htaccess (there is no extension).

2. If you already have a .htaccess file on your server,
download it to your desktop for editing.

3. Place this code in your .htaccess file:

redirect 301 /old/old.htm http://www.you.com/new.htm

4. If the .htaccess file already has lines of code in it,
skip a line, then add the above code.

5. Save the .htaccess file

6. Upload this file to the root folder of your server.

7. Test it by typing in the old address to the page you've
changed. You should be immediately taken to the new
location.


If you'd like more information, search for "301 redirect".


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