Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by kalaio, Jul 31, 2011.
Does it make difference if I build my backlinks with www. or without it?
Specify one on google webmasters and stick to it.
backlink the same way always, preferably the way that your domain appears on google (as possible to specify, said above)
I would do a mix, it will help it look more natural.
If you have set proper redirections, then backlink using both.
No link juice will be lost and it will look more natural.
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.
Or better using Google Webmaster tools to fix the SERP issue.
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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
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.
I don't use the www in mine because when I go to my site there is now www in the URL.
I would go with this to..
This will work I think.
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.
How do you do it within webmaster tools though? I don't see where.
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
Found it, thanks.
Separate names with a comma.