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Backlinking with www. or without it?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by kalaio, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. kalaio

    kalaio Regular Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Does it make difference if I build my backlinks with www. or without it?

    Thank you
     
  2. kawarimi

    kawarimi Registered Member

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    Specify one on google webmasters and stick to it.
     
  3. dudusa1

    dudusa1 Registered Member

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    backlink the same way always, preferably the way that your domain appears on google (as possible to specify, said above)
     
  4. RightInTwo

    RightInTwo Power Member

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    I would do a mix, it will help it look more natural.
     
  5. RuiGomes

    RuiGomes BANNED BANNED

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    If you have set proper redirections, then backlink using both.
    No link juice will be lost and it will look more natural.
     
  6. mudbutt

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    site:yoururl.com and see what google already has indexed. Use that url from now on when backlinking. Redirect the other version to the indexed version.
     
  7. dudusa1

    dudusa1 Registered Member

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    Or better using Google Webmaster tools to fix the SERP issue.

    :p you profile pic
     
  8. belgirl

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    I would say use only one and stick to it--doesn't matter which one but if you backlink using both you will lose some link juice
     
  9. SEOLair

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    Make sure you have a canonical URL set up. 301 redirect one to the other. For example redirect the non www to the www version. Which ever version you choose, make sure you only build links to that version.

    Links you build to the other version will be passed through the 301 redirect. Google will only pass around 80%-90% of the value if it is through a redirect.
     
  10. Gallitin

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    I don't use the www in mine because when I go to my site there is now www in the URL.
     
  11. SyZygy

    SyZygy Senior Member

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    I would go with this to..
     
  12. aparungao

    aparungao Junior Member

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    This will work I think.
     
  13. Mesach

    Mesach Junior Member

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    I'd make sure you do a 301 redirect, Using google webmaster tools to specify which, only helps with google's search rankings, and does nothing on yahoo or bing.
     
  14. Gallitin

    Gallitin Junior Member

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    How do you do it within webmaster tools though? I don't see where.
     
  15. Mesach

    Mesach Junior Member

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    you have to validate both the www and non-www in webmasters tools, I usually do an txt record. then its under Site Configuration >> Settings >> Preferred Domain
     
  16. Gallitin

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    Found it, thanks.