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Friday, 24 February 2006
To Angelfire staff
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: News
I need the help of the Angelfire staff here. I chose Angelfire to host my site for it's ease of use. I now find myself in a webmasters nightmare on .com street. Because I used Angelfire hosting I have serious search engine ranking issues. I was told Angelfire will not do a simple 301 permanent redirect to fix my problem of what search engines see as duplicate content.

For example: www.domain.com and domain.com are seen as duplicate content. Since I started using the Angelfire blog, its now a triple threat for duplicate content. In otherwords, the search engines see: www.domain.com - domain.com - and www.angelfire.com/me2/domain - as three separate url's and duplicate content.

Angelfire has been promising to fix the CGI bin problem since summer of 2005 when I first discovered the issue while trying to create banner rotators for my website. The CGI bin is only useful if you are using a free account. This makes absolutely no sense and is very unfair to paying customers like myself.

It's time for an upgrade Angelfire. My site is ranking poorly for duplicate content, and thieves and crooks are steeling my commission from my naked affiliate url's.

All I need to fix my situation is a permanent 301 redirect on both conical url's pointing to my www.domain.com url. I also need that CGI BIN problem fixed as soon as possible. I think I have been very patient up to this point.

Angelfire, I enjoy the service, otherwise I wouldn't be here using it. So please, lets get these issues taken care of. You'll have a whole bunch of happy webmasters if you do.

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Friday, 24 February 2006 - 5:29 PM EST

Name: jrp34

I think you ask good questions and you deserve a response for being such a patient member. I'll do my best.

I can answer two of your concerns:

The Angelfire team is working on the redirects that you propose, but the situation is not as clean-cut as that. For example, if a new user buys a domain, it won't be available for several hours to more than a day. (This is the way domain names work, not delays on our end.) Worse, it will be available in some parts of the world and for some users before others. If we were to turn on the redirects too soon or immediately, it would make it so that no one could see your pages at all. That's tricky. However, an update to Angelfire Blogs is expected in the near future which will get us half way there (links within the blogs themselves will be tied to your domain for paid members), so this is a start. The rest is also on the docket because we do want to improve users' search rankings, but not quite ready yet.

The CGI bug is in the fix queue and will be worked on. I'm not sure when it will be out. (It was dropped, but the team is aware of it again.)

I'll see if there is anything we can do specifically for your account, as a one-off.


Monday, 11 May 2020 - 9:12 PM EDT

Name: "https://kodi.software/"
Home Page: http://https://kodi.software/

Thank you so much for this. I was into this issue and tired to   tinker around to check if its possible but couldnt get it done. Now that i have seen the way you did it, thanks guys

Monday, 11 May 2020 - 9:13 PM EDT

Name: "https://luckypatcher.pro/"
Home Page: http://https://luckypatcher.pro/

I was into this issue and tired to   tinker around to check if its possible but couldnt get it done. Now that i have seen the way you did it, thanks guys

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