I have set up a sub domain, put a copy of my folder into / public / had to change “Doc Set Up” … Resources / With HTML Files, for the sub domain to work properly.
Kept a duplicate folder in / www / with the standard output Resources / Separate Resource Files. Both are duplicate files or directories from the same domain, one in /public/ and the other in /www/.
Question: Will goggle penalize one duplicate or will it show both or half & half .
Yes I see the same site on Domain (www.example.com) or Sub domain (example.com), these folders are not linked together so pages could be different.
Slightly off the subject, if for example I have the same pages on “two different domains” then google penalizes me and shares the search between both of them.
Two domains with exactly the same content, say 4 pages on each. Google shows two pages from one domain & the other two pages from the other domain.
This has happened to me before, had two companies sharing exactly the same product, look & words.
Had to change the wording and image names slightly on one domain so you could search all the four pages on that one domain and not have two pages penalized.
OK, Sorry back to the question… because we are talking about duplicates on the “same domain”,
Do I have to remove the duplicate folder in /www/ or can I keep both. I prefer google searches to go to the Sub domain and not www, which one will take the preference?
Hope this makes sense.
These should serve the same exact content, and if your host doesn’t provide some sort of automatic alias behavior so you don’t need to maintain two separate copies of your site. I don’t think Google punishes you for this particular duplication. They may not be so lenient if you use different subdomains than www. Certainly if you had the same content at www.example.org and someotherdomain.org, they would.