Multiple Domain Names and SEO

Search engines like Google don’t like duplicate content, and having multiple domain names pointing to the one website is doing exactly that.

In real terms this means it’s a bad thing if you have two domain names pointing directly to the same page.

The way around this is to chose a domain name to be your primary domain and redirect all other domains names to it.

This is done by adding a simple .htaccess file to the root directory of your website. Inside this .htaccess file you should paste the following:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.?)$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R=301,L]

Simply replace “” in the above code with your primary website’s domain name and “” with the name of your duplicate domain.


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