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    New site, preventing duplicate content from old site

    Hi all.

    I have a relatively young site (site A) which has been indexed by google. Sadly due to a change in company names, I have had to create a newer site (site B) with a different URL but which has exactly the same content.

    Before I submit site B to google, what is the best way to avoid being penalised for duplicate content? Do I need to alter the robot text on site A?

    Thoughts and suggestions appreciated as always.

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    You could set a permanent redirect(with 301 status) from site A to site B via .htaccess file.
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    Thanks abduraooft,

    I've done a permanent redirect via the hosting company and all seems to be working.

    I have also submitted sitemap to Google and am awaiting indexing. Should I remove all the content from site A?

    Thanks for the help. Phil
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    Should I remove all the content from site A?
    Not required. Just keep it as a backup and no one would see it as long as that 301 redirect is there.
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