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    Add-On domains and SEO

    I was wondering if Add-on domains would hurt search engine listings. Reason I have seen "might" be duplicate content. One at the domian level and one at the primarydomain.com/folder level.

    Any thoughts?

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    Contents duplication may hurt your search engine, not the addon domain, because it does act as a totally separated domain, not as a redirector.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedito
    Contents duplication may hurt your search engine, not the addon domain, because it does act as a totally separated domain, not as a redirector.
    But if conten can be accessed via 2 urls:

    http://www.domain.com
    and
    http://www.primarydomain.com/domain/

    Won't this be a potential for dup content from an SE's point of view?

    I guess if oyu never link to or use the /folder and only link to the domain.com, then it should be ok. But somehow, I still feel there is some risk. Thoughts?

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    just use a 301 redirect on one of those to the other, then you will be ok.
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    Shouldn't be possible to visit http://www.primarydomain.com/domain/ unless you link it in that way.
    Also, if you are afraid of that, you can set a robot.txt not allowing to spider that folder in that way.
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