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problem with domain, please help

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by kurkapan, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. kurkapan

    kurkapan Regular Member

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    hi guys. i have the following problem. i've been doing linking to www.domain.com for quite some time, but in searches it is always indexed as domain.com without www

    In google webmaster tools and yahoo site explorer it seems that www.domain.com and domain.com are indexed separately . So what is the problem? And do my links to www.domain.com count for domain.com? As I can see in webmaster tools for www.domain.com it shows me 1000 links and for domain.com it shows me 5. Is there a difference? What should I do?
     
  2. CyberWizard

    CyberWizard Junior Member

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    Setup a 301 redirect from domain.com to www.domain.com and the problem will be fixed - or vice versa.
     
  3. agente808

    agente808 Regular Member

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    www.domain.com and domain.com (and domain.com/index.html) are all different to google, because - in theory - they could be different, so instead of figuring out if they are different, Google just treats them as different.

    This is a problem for ranking, because each version gets separate "link juice" - the totals don't add, so your PR will be lower. (instead of PR4, each version may have PR2, for example - although not that simple)

    The new internet standard is to not use the www. -but- if you are already ranking so much better with it, then you should probably keep it, and re-direct the domain.com using 301, like the previous poster said.

    If you are using a script for your website, something like wordpress or joomla or whatever, look up if there is a "canonical redirect" plugin you can use.
     
  4. kurkapan

    kurkapan Regular Member

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    actually my rankings are on domain.com with 5-10 links and I have 1500 links on www.domain.com . Can I somehow transfer the link juice to the one without www ?
     
  5. prasmalla

    prasmalla Newbie

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    yes, its just a matter of preference, what url you want to use. just use .htaccess to setup the rewrite and 301 redirect to pass on the link juice.