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Previous URL's causing duplicate homepages (3 posts)

  1. wper000
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello All!

    I started noticing that I'm getting a lot of URL's that look like they're being created dynamically by theirselves such as:

    http://www.sample.com/?pg=11111&vari=22222&arra=333333

    I just found that these are pages that the previous owners of the domain created (I bought a domain that must have been previously used) which Google still has indexed. Because of this... Google thinks im creating duplicate content because for every unique URL that's indexed with a /?xyz=whatever, it's just going to the home page.

    Is there any way to send these pages to a 404? Any form of plugin or htaccess edit?

    Thanks!!

  2. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    They are still in your database. Did you by a domain or the site and all the content? If just the domain you should start from the beginning and install wordpress as a new install. Delete the old db.

  3. wper000
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The domain only. The database contains only my entries, it's on a clean, new server.

    The URL's are just old ones from the last owners that are still sitting in Google's index, which is unfortunately causing duplicate content issues for me

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