Are you a Google Analytics enthusiast?
More SEO Content
Google Aging Delay For .ca
Posted 28 January 2007 - 11:05 PM
Will the .ca site be subject to Google's aging delay?
Also, is there a different Google crawler for Google Canada and a different crawler for Google (.com)?
Posted 29 January 2007 - 07:36 AM
I'm not sure if the aging delay is now affecting .ca domains. I don't have any so will leave that question to others who will know better.
The problem I see with the spiders is that Googlebot will be coming from a US-based IP number, so they're not going to see the redirects. This doesn't necessarily mean they won't see the .ca domain, because they will as long as you have some nice clean links pointing to it. But you'll want to be careful with directing all traffic based solely upon the IP number. In other words, redirecting Canadian traffic from the .com to the .ca is okay, though the spiders won't see these. But I don't think you'll want to redirect from the .ca to the .com if it's not a Canadian IP number, because if you do you're basically going to be blocking all of the major spiders from the .ca domain.
Posted 29 January 2007 - 08:06 AM
If user IP is Canadian and page is .html, redirect from .com to servlets on .ca
If user IP is NOT Canadian and page is .html, redirect from .com to servlets on .com
The .html content actually won't exist on the .ca site.
Posted 29 January 2007 - 09:23 AM
One thing to be aware of though, sort of related to your question but not really...
Please realize that by changing all of the URIs you're going to stand a very good chance of losing some rankings and traffic for a time. Since the old pages will no longer exist it'll take some time for the spiders to crawl the new URLs and get them settled into the index. A pretty typical time frame for things to settle back in is 4-6 months when you're doing mass changes like this.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users