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Aged Domain: WWW. vs Non-WWW.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by zaxdar, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. zaxdar

    zaxdar Junior Member

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    I think I made the mistake of putting the non-WWW. version of my url instead of the WWW.
    When I looked on ahrefs myageddomain.com is showing stats that aren't nearly as good as www.myageddomain.com.

    Should I be 301 redirecting www.myageddomain.com to myageddomain.com or should I start all over again by making www.myageddomain.com the root domain?
     
  2. accelerator_dd

    accelerator_dd Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You cna redirect it but it won't be the same. Why not move everything to www, and add a redirect from the current to www equivalent URLs?
     
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  3. Kixstart

    Kixstart Junior Member

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    If the non WWW has better rankings you should go that way. When you first build a site you must think if you want to use with or withour WWW. Some people make the mistake of using the both versions, without teaching Google by redirect and by webmaster tools whats the unique version of the site. In that case, Google penalizes you because of duplicate content, as there are two different websites with the same content.

    So, redirect the WWW to non WWW with .htaacess redirect and also do the changes inside Webmaster Tools.
     
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  4. rfqmaster

    rfqmaster Newbie

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    Hey zaxdar, I did something similar just recently and was wondering about this. Your post prompted me to go look at it. I also picked up an aged domain that had expired but still had links to it. It originally existed as http://www.domain, but since I like things tidy I removed it, and redirected to just domain.

    So to check it, I went to opensite explorer and used the domain compare feature and put in both http://www.domain and domain and compared the two.

    Oddly enough domain slightly edges out http://www.domain.

    The www version is on the left...

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