[thelist] google droped my http: page

Joshua Olson joshua at waetech.com
Thu Sep 2 10:31:57 CDT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rich Points
> Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2004 11:14 AM
> Howdy,
> I have a home page that Google has a page rank of zero, sort of.
> Normally I get a page rank of 6.  I only see the zero page rank
> on the http:// page, if I add http://www to the url the page rank
> shows it's normal 6.  This happened in July and the returned to a
> 6 in August.  Now in September my http:// page has returned to
> zero again.  When I search for my site in Google it shows up as
> normal and it points to the http://www. page.
> What's going on?  Has anyone else seen this kind of behavior from Google?

This should provide the answer:


In a nutshell, they penalize domains where the content is too similar (aka
duplicate) to that of another domain.  Your best bet would be to only have
one version of the site, and redirect calls to the other domains to it.  Eg,
all calls to http://domain.com get redirected to http://www.domain.com, or
visa versa.

Joshua Olson
Web Application Engineer
WAE Tech Inc.

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