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    old website taking priority over new site in google, help

    hello
    you wonderful informative folks helped me make a resume site for myself some time ago
    i have since lost the username for ftp access to the site and remade it with paid hosting instead of free hosting, with my own domain name and everything
    the old site was number 2 for searching for patrick allard on google, but the new site is far down the list
    new site: http://patrickallardcomputerwhiz.com/
    ive tried contacting the free hosting provider, trying to get him to delete the site or relink it, even giving him the password and offering $10
    as i expected the customer service on free hosting isn't top notch
    does anyone have any ideas on how i might fix this?

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    even giving him the password
    Does that mean that you have now found the FTP password for the old site?

    If so, the answer is easy: Zap the contents of the old site yourself and replace them with a REDIRECT to your new site.

    Just make the main page on the old site have this for the default page:
    Code:
    <html>
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="0; url=http://patrickallardcomputerwhiz.com/">
    </head>
    <body>
    If you are not immediately redirected to my new site, 
    <a href="http://patrickallardcomputerwhiz.com/">click here</a>.
    </body>
    </html>
    This is *NOT* the best way to do this, but if your free site doesn't support any kind of server-side coding (PHP, ASP, etc.) then it's about the best you can do temporarily.

    See here:
    http://www.somacon.com/p145.php

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    p.s.: The word "tripled" has only one "p" in it.

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    On free hosts, the username is often the same as the subdomain.

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    there is no subdomain


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