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With Or Without Www ?, Does It Matter ?


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#1 saran

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 05:00 AM

Hello too all of you ,
( nobody said hello to me yet huh.gif so I know how it feels not to be welcomed)

I wondered whetter it would make an difference if a half of the links would point towards mysite.com and the other half to www.mysite.com.

My problem being Google only has indexed pages as "mysite.com"
and a lot of links to our site also use "mysite.com"

Does it hurt ? ( yeah because it doesn´t look complete-right without the www cry_smile.gif )
No seriously, does it influence the results in such away we should either
redirect from mysite.com or ask people to change all incoming links ?

#2 Randy

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 05:19 AM

Welcome saran ! hi.gif (Couldn't welcome you before because this is your first post! lol.gif)

In the situation you outlined, yes I'd 301 redirect one to the other. It doesn't really matter which points to which from the search engines perspective, so if it doesn't matter to your back end or merchant processing (check your SSL certificate to see which it uses) I'd normally pick the one the engines already use.

If you don't and if the search engines haven't already merged the two addresses all by themselves, you'll end up splitting your PageRank/Link Popularity between two different addresses.

#3 redsonia!

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 02:33 PM

Welcome to the party, saran! dance.gif theswim.gif Keep asking those questions and you'll learn a lot here.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 04:27 PM

QUOTE(Randy @ Nov 2 2008, 07:19 AM) View Post
I'd normally pick the one the engines already use.


HOw I know which urls (with or without www) of my site the google is using now?

QUOTE(Randy @ Nov 2 2008, 07:19 AM) View Post
If you don't and if the search engines haven't already merged the two addresses all by themselves, you'll end up splitting your PageRank/Link Popularity between two different addresses.


How can I make sure that there won't be two urls of same page?

To redirect site without www to site with www, I can use this code?

CODE
To redirect example.com to www.example.com

# RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example\.com$ [NC]
# RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [L,R=301]


I copied that code from a site: rtfverterra.com

Finally sorry for bringing up an old post.

#5 Jill

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:55 PM

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HOw I know which urls (with or without www) of my site the google is using now?


Do a site: search for yourdomain.com and see which Google lists.



#6 1dmf

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 10:45 AM

welcome Saran yahoo.gif woot_jump.gif groupwave.gif

Don't forget you can sign up for a Google Webmaster Tools account and tell Google which domain version you prefer!




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