1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Difference btw www and non-www and http://

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nickvk, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. nickvk

    nickvk BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    444
    Likes Received:
    125
    question 1 : what is the difference between all of the above, im bit confused, because i need this info to build actual backlinks. i see some people telling that trust flow is different for www and non-www version. why? one reason i know so far is that www is a sub domain so it is quite logical but why trust flow is connected with it, tbh i don't know what is trust flow's actual meaning, i think it is related to same niche backlinks.. may be.. as people tell usually it can't be manipulated with people supporting the person who says that. so i don't care much about it.


    question 2 : my site url is indexed like google.com not http://www.google.com or http://google.com so i guess i have to build backlinks for google.com, right ?


    So Noobs, this info can save your efforts if you were not aware of this fact. Im also a NOOOB.

    Thanks
     
  2. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    9,846
    Likes Received:
    7,467
    Home Page:
    Technically speaking site.com and www.site.com and different websites that could each have their own back links and their own metrics.

    the best thing is to redirect one to the other, so that all back links ultimately point to one version of your site and therefor all metrics are pointing to that one version, making it stronger.

    http:// is the correct terminology for starting a hyperlink. If you are linking TO a site you need to include that to make the link valid but when looking at a listing of your site there is no difference if you do or don't see http://, it's just dependant on each site how they display a website address.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 5
  3. SEO Power

    SEO Power Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2014
    Messages:
    2,642
    Likes Received:
    682
    Occupation:
    Self employed
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    www and non-www versions of a url have different trust flow values because they have different backlinks. This is so because, when linking out or building backlinks, some individuals link to the www version of a site while others link to the non-www version of the site. However, they are technically the same websites. As long as you implement canonical urls (where www redirects to non-www or the converse), there's no reason to worry about this difference.

    Always include http:// when building links to your site.
     
  4. accelerator_dd

    accelerator_dd Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,448
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    Occupation:
    SEO
    Location:
    IM Wonderland
    WWW stands for world wide web, and it was used in domain names as a subdomain in case the company had more protocols. You can see it in hosting when you set up email or FTP, you see smtp.domain.com / ftp.domain.com etc.

    There is no SEO value to using one over the other.

    The difference in TF for the www version over the non-www is, as davids355 pointed out, that they are technically different domains, each with its own set of backlinks having a different total TF value. You should be looking at the root domain TF for a domain to evaluate it, not look at specific subdomains. You want the whole picture, not just part of it.
     
  5. clevelandslim

    clevelandslim Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Messages:
    1,862
    Likes Received:
    188
    Both www and non-www version of url could cause canonical issues.
     
  6. nickvk

    nickvk BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    444
    Likes Received:
    125

    you mean "exactly" that i should drop http:// version my site everywhere, of every url? my site gets indexed like google.com and not http://google.com , so anyway http://google.com gets redirected to google.com , so there shouldn't be any problem. right ?
     
  7. nickvk

    nickvk BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    444
    Likes Received:
    125

    can you please provide a conclusion in steps, i couldn't get the main points.
    root domain = google.com or root domain = http://www.google.com ?
     
  8. accelerator_dd

    accelerator_dd Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,448
    Likes Received:
    1,009
    Occupation:
    SEO
    Location:
    IM Wonderland

    root domain = google.com
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1