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310 redirect question ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by scalerman, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. scalerman

    scalerman Registered Member

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    I used a tool found here to check header response on my site. I get a 301 redirect without the www in front of the name. Which is better for seo . I know this can be changed somewhere in my wordpress and I will find it. Just want to be sure it should be changed. I am new to im but I am slowly learning.
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Scalerman,

    It depends on how the redirect was set up. For example if you used some sort of plugin, then you would have to make the changes in there. If the redirect was set up using a server configuration file like .htaccess, then you would have to modify the redirect settings there.

    Just to be clear, are you asking if this redirect you have set up is good for seo? You can certainly redirect people if you want to but if you are doing it to canonicalize your URLs, you should just use the rel="canonical" tag.

    Best,

    Shawn
     
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  3. scalerman

    scalerman Registered Member

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    yes wondering if this is good to rank my sites since I suspect they are all set up like this. So I should change this on my server to remove the www then is that correct? Pardon my ignorance in this matter and thank you for the reply.
     
  4. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    Yes you'll want to redirect www\non-www to one another to prevent duplicate content issues.

    I don't use WP so I do it via .htaccess. It'd probably cause less conflicts if you did it through the WP settings though.