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Changing the way Google indexes

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Ed4252, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Ed4252

    Ed4252 Power Member

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    I'm trying to figure out how google indexes the site.

    What I mean by this is on some of my sites it indexes it as site.com and not www.site.com, but then my inner pages will be www.site.com/innerpage.html on google search.

    How do I change my homepage to www.site.com ? I've already tried webmaster tools and that doesn't work. If I start mass backlinking with www.site.com, will that change it?



    Also, on some of my sites, it will automatically index my site as www.site.com without me doing anything. I'm not sure how that site is different than the situation above.
     
  2. -Jericho-

    -Jericho- Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You may need to put a www redirect in your htaccess file.

    Code:
    Options +FollowSymlinks
    RewriteEngine on
    rewritecond %{http_host} ^domain.com [nc]
    rewriterule ^(.*)$ http://www.domain.com/$1 [r=301,nc]
     
  3. VIC SEO

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    What Jericho has said works fine for me, and will also help in diluting the PR in to two separate pages. In this way only one page will open and all the link juice will come back only on one page and hence his page stands a better chance of increasing PR and rankings.
     
  4. milian

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    yeah what Jerihco said.

    Also you said you had tried in Web master tools....did you register both domains in webmaster tools? you need to register both with www and without, then tell google in webmaster tools which is the preferred.