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  1. #1
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    Robots.txt question

    I currently have a site hosted on Godaddy. Let's call it mydomain.com

    Now, I've registered a new domain name (newdomain.com), and it is hosted in a separate folder in my hosting account called othersite. This domain points to that folder.

    As a result, you can get to this page by either typing newdomain.com, or mydomain.com/othersite/index.html

    I don't want this to appear as duplicate content or a mirrored site to search engines, so can I put a robots.txt file into my main hosting for mydomain.com and disallow access to the folder mydomain.com/othersite?

    Would this still allow the search engines to find the content when they follow just newdomain.com ?

    I hope this makes sense.
    Last edited by Fisher; 05-10-2009 at 03:28 PM.

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    The only thing you’d have to do would be a permanent redirect (301) with .htaccess. (Should be clear by now what search terms you’d have to use to search for the solution.)

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