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Posted 11 February 2004 - 10:26 AM
Another thing I'd like to try is to put both the .ca and the .com on the same site (and IP) then submit the .ca to Google. It *should* get added to the DB but ignored as a duplicate. Of course, in the Canadian only section there would be no .com and hopefully it would reappear. It's another theory I havne't tested yet...
Posted 11 February 2004 - 10:36 AM
Re .ca and .com being on two different IP's, why would that not be considered duplication of the site (therefore seo nono)?
and I suppose the redirect of the .com would be a permanent redirect?
and secondary IP have any content in it?
Posted 11 February 2004 - 03:53 PM
In the case of both parked on the same IP, it's not duplication (same content) but Google would not show both URLS because that would be duplication in the SERPS.
It's like having a database driven system - you could have a hundred different searches (URLS) that all bring up the same page, and you are not being spammy - you are just providing different ways to get to the same place. Perfectly acceptable, but don't expect Google to spit out a list in the SERPS that covered all one hundred URLS - it would just show the one it felt was the original or best.
Same with parked domains - Google won't hit you for it, but it will only show the one on any particular SERP that it feels is the best one to show (usually the oldest).
It hasn't forgotten about the other, though - It's still in there, and until recently mcanerin.ca had a very different number of backlinks and PR than mcanerin.com - even though they are exactly the same site and Google never shows the .ca URLS.
My theory is that if G knows about the .ca, then it would be shown in a .ca only filter (since there is no issue with it being a dupe of the .com) I haven't tested it, but if you are interested, PM me and we can do a few experiments. It's hard for me to do them on my own sites because I own the server (in Canada) and only have one IP, so I can't eliminate those things as factors.
Posted 12 February 2004 - 01:18 PM
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