For a long time I (unknowingly) had a canonical issue, as looking historically (webmaster tools) both the www. and non-www. versions of my site were being indexed
However all my external links were going to the www.site.com , so I always considered this the ‘main’ site
After my webdeveloper re-designed the site, I think he made the ‘non-www’ version the main version, so I started to see indexed pages for this go up.
And for the ‘www.site’ version, my impressions went down, but my site traffic went up? (I don’t really understand how this could be? Surely if impressions go up, traffic cannot go down?).
When I realised this, I asked him to revert back to the ‘www.site’ version as the main one, and I re-submitted sitemaps to google
However since he’s done that, I’ve noticed traffic has dropped.
Any ideas anyone? I’m a bit stumped when it comes to this one.
Has it got anything to do with changes in directory paths/ site structure when you change from www.site to non.www
Edited by Jill, 20 January 2014 - 09:18 AM.
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