"Jay has one DOMAIN, but two web sites with the same content:
It's a canonical issue. Search engines treat these URLs as separate web sites.
It MAY be the cause of low or no rank in Google. A competent web master can
correct it in the code."
Is this true? Does presence or absence of "www" mean "separate web sites" to Google? Or is this nonsense? Before I attempt to argue the point, I want to make absolutely sure I'm on firm footing and haven't missed some obscure point. I see his "two" domains as simply one domain, one web site, which is how Jay himself sees it. According to Jay, he is careful to include "www" when using his domain in email sigs but doesn't think of it as a different domain. I had noticed that modern browsers are capable of going to domains typed without the "www" but I've never thought of it as meaning two different web sites with duplicate content to Google.
Edited by Jill, 11 June 2006 - 12:28 PM.