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Hi. I'm changing a site's URL to a new domain. The site is hosted at freewebs.com which makes it impossible to create redirects (unless anybody proofs different).

What is the most efficient way to make sure I don't get penalized by Google for duplicate content? As the new domain is a subdomain I cannot use 'change of address' in Google Webmaster Tools.

Thanks,
J

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Make an html page that uses a meta redirect and a moved message.

Google will interpret that page as a redirect.

However, don't use a javascript redirect, because google will not see that.

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Thanks for the tip, CodeJoust. But would that work 'cause the index.html file is the same as the websites hosting stays with freewebs? Only the url changes. Or could I use something like a redirect depending on what url is typed?

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Just add a meta redirect to the header in a new file, so the page will be redirected to the new website.
There will only be a link, like we've moved to a new page.
I don't see a reason to keep the site (index.html), on two servers. Just have the freewebs one redirect to the new one.
Does freewebs support .htaccess files?

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Thanks again. No they do notsupport .htaccess. Is a lousy host (for the advanced site edits) by the way.

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