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

How do i remove my all non www indexed google pages?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by w3rain, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. w3rain

    w3rain Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Initially I launched my site without "WWW" and my "sitemap.xml" also submitted without "WWW". After one month I changed my site all pages to with "WWW" also changed sitemap. Added htacess for redirect non "WWW" to "WWW".


    Now my problem is my all page indexed without "WWW". Now my pages are indexing with "WWW". Does it make any issue like content duplication? or SPAM?


    How do i nonindex my all non www pages? Is it cause my SEO?
     
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,756
    Likes Received:
    1,061
    Gender:
    Male
    W3rain,

    Technically Google views www and non-www domains as two distinct URL's. You can simply canonicalize your URL's so that search engines know which one is the right one to index.

    Here is a good post from Cutts on the topic,

    http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/seo-advice-url-canonicalization/

    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
  3. Narrator

    Narrator Power Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    507
    Likes Received:
    396
    Occupation:
    Internet Marketing
    Location:
    /dev/null
  4. ComputerJunkie

    ComputerJunkie Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2012
    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    82
    I did the same thing.

    All I did to rectify this was logged into webmaster tools and set my preferred domain to 'www.' And then changed the htaccess to redirect everything to www.

    After a couple of weeks everything naturally changed over to my www. versions and all was good.
     
  5. 1+1=2

    1+1=2 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    29
    a better solution is a proper 301 redirect from naked domain to www domain. Do not use canonical tag, technically search engine may not to honor canonical tag.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013
  6. aka sam

    aka sam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011
    Messages:
    3,869
    Likes Received:
    895
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Internet Marketer
    Location:
    Black Hat World
    Home Page:
    if you have put the proper redirect from non www to www already, you would start seeing www in google index shortly. It may take upto 3-4 weeks but you need not to do anything apart from it.