[thelist] Potential Subdomain problem

Jeff Hinds jeff.hinds at netagency.com
Tue Oct 18 06:43:45 CDT 2011

This would be duplicate content. Set a 301 server side redirect to forward
the page you're not using to the page you want to use.
Setup a robots.txt file to keep search crawlers from indexing the pages and
causing duplicate content.


On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 2:56 AM, Graham Hays <
graham.hays at visualcomputing.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi all
> I have no experience (yet!) with using subdomains so need some advice.
> We are considering using subdomains for specific products (typically 4-5
> pages per product so they could stand as sites in their own right) BUT we
> want to keep the original products in the main site so viewers can access
> either by subdomain or through the main site. So both
> 'mainsite.com/product-x' and 'product-x.mainsite.com' both actually access
> the files in 'mainsite.com/product-x'.
> what I'm wondering is - is there a downside to doing this? Will this get
> the
> SEO thumbs down? (would this be treated as duplicate content)
> Graham
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