Tag Archives: Domain Name

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\.?)yourduplicatesite.com$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.yourmainsite.com/$1 [R=301,L] […]

Gmail for your own Domain Name

If you own a domain (.co.uk, .net, .com, etc) then you will most likely want to have an email address associated with it, ie yourname@yourdomain.com. A lot of people don’t associate an email address with their domain name due to the fact that it can in some cases be a tricky or expensive task. This is no longer the case. Google have had a FREE little feature called Google Apps for a while now, but still not that many people know about it. The big benefit is that it gives you all the features of Gmail, but with your own […]