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Does www matter for backlink checking?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by CosmicSoundz, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. CosmicSoundz

    CosmicSoundz BANNED BANNED

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    So I use serpbook. When I enter my address as http://www.domain it shows a different amount of backlinks then if I enter domain.com

    1. Does www matter when I am leaving my link?
    2. Do I need to put www in my rank checker?
     
  2. cdenet

    cdenet Registered Member

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    www is a subdomain just like blog may be a subdomain:

    Code:
    Root=   domain.com
    www.domain.com
    blog.domain.com
    fred.domain.com
    You may have completely different content on a subdomain as it's a different URL. You should decide if you want to promote your site with www or without, but do one or the other. Or you lose link juice.
     
  3. CosmicSoundz

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    hmm well now this changes everyting. Sure hope i didnt waste a lot of time and money already
     
  4. niceness8000

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    I did the same thing. I found that it took a lot longer than I thought to get my pages to rank. Granted, I started in a super competitve niche. But it took me years to see rankings on the first page for the pages on my site that I was targeting.
     
  5. CosmicSoundz

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    Is it better to use www or not?
     
  6. Cdman

    Cdman Power Member

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    Wouldn't it be natural to have some backlinks with www. and some without it though?
     
  7. WSOTesters

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    Yea, just stick with the "domain.com" to keep the link juice. From my experience I've never noticed anything bad happening to our sites even though we don't use the www at all.
     
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    yes ,, it does mater , google treat like 2 different websites
     
  9. lanbo

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    Make sure you 301 redirect all of your index pages to one (canonicalization).
     
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  10. CosmicSoundz

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    What do you mean canalization?
     
  11. markhenry121

    markhenry121 Elite Member

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    Actually, it's depend upon services provider if you using backlinkwatch it's displaying enter http://www.sitename.com and if you use analyzebacklinks it's display only enter domain.com, when you search with backlinkwatch it's displaying all backlinks including internal page as well but when you use analyzebacklinks it's displaying only main page backlinks that's not a big deal.
     
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    canonicalization* sorry - my spell check autocorrected it
     
  13. tombourlet

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    have it pointing to www. but when placing the anchor text as branded, you can alternate betwee www.company.com, company.com, company, subdomain.company.com etc
     
  14. TheMoneyWizard

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    Yeah I think it does matter
     
  15. WhiteDove

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    Edit the .htaccess file to point the domain without the w(w)w. to show w(w)w.
    Code:
    Options +FollowSymlinks
    RewriteEngine on
    rewritecond %{http_host} ^$$$$$$ [nc]
    rewriterule ^(.*)$ &&&&&/$1 [r=301,nc]  
    
    [Replace $$$$ with the domain without w(w)w]
    [Replace &&&& with the w(w)w domain (dont forget the h(t)tp in the front)]