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How much does it matter if domain has www. or not

Discussion in 'Local SEO' started by mrpickles, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. mrpickles

    mrpickles Registered Member

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    I have my domain set to www but I checked my domain without the www. and it shows many more links without it.

    How much does this matter, does this matter anymore ? what should I do .

    can someone do a ahref and give an opinion for my site mightyclean home and if I should do with our without the www. as default. Kinda lost
     
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  2. InterZone

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    Does it direct from http== to w.w.w or?
     
  3. towelfox

    towelfox Junior Member

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    It shouldn't matter. Your site is redirecting non www. traffic to the www subdomain so you won't have any duplicate content issues. I wouldn't worry about it
     
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  4. mrpickles

    mrpickles Registered Member

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    but what about backlinks pointing to www. or not pointing there does that affect ranking

    for instance a lot of my backlinks point to no www

    while I only have a few backlinks to www.

    yet www. is my chosen method right now
     
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  5. towelfox

    towelfox Junior Member

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    No it doesn't matter because the link that points to non www just passes over to the www version because of your redirect.
     
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  6. mrpickles

    mrpickles Registered Member

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    awesome thanks !!
     
  7. Avid Learner

    Avid Learner Regular Member

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    Generally speaking, you don't want to publicly share a website you own or manage. If it isn't and is just an example, no problem. Otherwise, suggest you modify your OP.
     
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    taseerali99 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It doesn't matter at all. And i recommend you to delete your site's name from the first post as the guy above have said already.:lock1:
     
  9. myopic1

    myopic1 Regular Member

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    Yes it matters. If the main body of links are pointing at the non 'www.' version but your site operates on the 'www.' version, your domain server redirects to the correct version that you've selected. Unfortunately what's going on behind the scenes is a 301 redirect. 301's are said to pass on around 85% of link juice depending on who you listen to, so you get the main body of link juice but you're unnecessarily losing some.

    tl;dr It devalues link juice via a 301 redirect.
     
  10. kunnu

    kunnu Regular Member

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    I think peoples no longer want to type www or http. They directly type website name.

    Google recommended to create site for visitors and not for SEO or google bots.

    I use without www and here is no any issue with my site or traffic.
     
  11. Mikaelo

    Mikaelo Regular Member

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    Consistency is what matters here. Decide on a primary URL (www. or non) and stick to it.
     
  12. IceHD

    IceHD Power Member

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    If it's a new website we're talking about, it doesn't affect anything. If you ever plan on using Cloudflare, you won't unless you use www.
     
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