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September 16, 2004, 6:11 pm
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My site is hosted on a LAMP system and the same set of pages is visible
both under domain.tld and www.domain.tld. Google seems to notice that the
www.domain.tld pages are an exact mirror of the domain.tld pages and does
not index them. Inktomi/yahoo, on the other hand, indexes both pages, the
real one and its mirror. I have seen cases where one of the pages was
back-level, when compared to its mirror. Is there a way to tell Inktomi
to NOT index the www pages? Thanks.
Re: WWW Google Inktomi mirror
Can't answer your question, but the above occurs in Google as well.
Google seems to be better at combining mirror sites than other search
engines so you don't see it as often.
Is there a reason why you want them combined?
As long as you get the vast majority of links to point to one or the
other there shouldn't be any negative consequences.
If you had split your links fifty-fifty between the two then you might
have a problem, since half your links could be wasted.
BTW most webmasters will link to the www so you really want it the
other way around than what you are asking (unless it's another sub
domain). As you are likely to create a fifty-fifty split as described