Wednesday, September 10, 2008

301 Redirect Problems with SEO and Website Hosting Companies

I've run into non-www 301 redirect problems with search engine optimization and my website hosting company. It should've been simple; but according to my website hosting company, they do not know how to do a proper 301 redirect. The dns records for both versions are pointing to the same ip address so as far as they're concerned, the problem is solved.

Now, people may disagree but 301 redirects on an Apache server are easy so I'm not going to talk about those. I'm going to focus on 301 redirects on Microsoft IIS servers.

The directions on my website come from a great reference source at Unfortunately, again, my website hosting company says they cannot give me a separate ip address for the non-www version of my domain name. I have not been able to fix the duplicate content issue.

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