Hi as a newbie to both this forum and websites I am after some advice.... Please excuse me if I do not use the correct terminology!!
I have a couple of .com and .co.uk sites and have just changed web hosting... I did previously have 301 redirects from .co.uk to the .com which was set up by the previous hosting company....
I have asked the new company to do a 301 redirect from my .co.uk to my .com's and also a no www. to a www. as I have read that this can affect my positioning in Google. I was quite high 1st 2nd and 3rd page in most of my search terms but seem to have drooped quite a way down and am not sure if this is the problem that I do not have these?
Anyway the company concerned has said what I am asking for will not improve my positioning as Google will not penalise me for duplicate content although I have also said it is not just the duplicate content but also my links...
I have access to the htaccess file and wondered with a bit of help from the experts (on here) whether I could change the file content myself....?
The main reason I am struggling is that the htaccess file already contains a lot of information as I only have one public_html file but 6 sites contained in it. Confused I nearly am!!
Any way this is what the htaccess file holds ( I have changed the websites names to websites 1 2 3 etc )