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cnelissen
27 May 2010, 2:03 PM
Wasn't sure where would be the best place to post this, but I figured this would be the best place to get someones eye on it.

Currently the Ext website is getting indexed by search engines on many different alias domains, here are a few that I have found so far:

extjs.com
extjs.net
extui.com
yui-ext.com
iwebpc.com
67.228.178.42

This means that search engines currently see all of these domains as duplicate content. This will negatively affect all of these domains as their content becomes less relevant since it is considered unoriginal. Also, each additional domain will dilute page rank from the content as a whole, which means that less people will find the site when doing a search for related keywords.

The site should really only respond on one preferred domain (extjs.com), and answer with a HTTP 301 redirect if the traffic is coming in from any of the other domains.

This will help our users (as well as potential users) find relevant content about Extjs and will drastically improve the search engine placement of the site.

From Googles webmaster guidelines:

Don't create multiple pages, subdomains, or domains with substantially duplicate content.
http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=35769

More info can be found here:
http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=66359

Jamie Avins
27 May 2010, 4:52 PM
We're trying to consolidate the other domains under the same account so we can control this. By the way, we are not affiliated with iwebpc.com and we're not sure why they point to us.

We redirect these to www.extjs.com where we can, hopefully some of the older domains can get moved back to a central point where we can manage them better.

cnelissen
27 May 2010, 9:37 PM
The easiest thing to do is just create an .htaccess file to redirect the traffic if its coming in on a different domain, this way you can even correct the issue for domains you do not control, such as the iwebpc.com one. I use an .htaccess file like the following to do some redirects on my own servers:



<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !extjs\.com [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.extjs.com/$1 [L,R=301]
</IfModule>


Easy and quick drop-in fix...