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DNS name settings

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by kostar, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. kostar

    kostar Newbie

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    Hey guys,
    I've been using mysite.com as my main url (www/[dot]mysite[dot]com would get redirected), and have been buidling up backlinks for it.
    However, when I tried to use page speeding services such as Google PageSpeed or CloudFlare, they required that the domain uses www
    So I've changed my DNS settings so that my url is now www/[dot]mysite[dot]com (with mysite/[dot]comgetting redirected to www/dot]mysite.com).

    Question is, how will this effect my backlinks? does it even matter?

    Also.. any better ways to get around the NO URL rule..?
     
  2. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    There was no need to edit your DNS settings, you should just use a .htaccess rewrite url <-- Google it.
     
  3. kostar

    kostar Newbie

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    Thanks :)
     
  4. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Kostar,

    In answer to your question about backlinks, the www non-www aspect should not affect things. If you find that you get an error when you visit the non-www version of the page, you can do what the other members suggested which is to redirect non-www to the full domain.

    Here is a tutorial on how to do that,

    http://dense13.com/blog/2008/02/27/redirecting-non-www-to-www-with-htaccess/

    Best,

    Shawn