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Indexing Only One Version of Your Website

When you build a website, it's a really great idea to purchase various versions of your domain name. For example, our main website is, but many users may accidentally type in or .org or .biz. We want to ensure that those users still reach our site instead of hitting a dead end. Ideally, a website owner will purchase as many versions of a website as possible and redirect the unused versions to the canonical (or main) version of the site. This can help to prevent loss of site visitors due to address errors.

The risk however, is that these alternate sites are crawled by Google, which can dramatically lower your main website's SEO rankings since they are not likely well-trafficked and have no content. Be sure that search engines are NOT directed to crawl these alternate sites and that each of those sites are properly redirected to your canonical version.

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