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Should I build Backlinks to http://xxxxx.com/ or http://www.xxxxx.com/

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by maxlinks, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. maxlinks

    maxlinks Junior Member

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    is there any advantage in eitrher or doesnt matter
     
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    kirkonpolttaja Senior Member

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    dont use "www.", use domain.com so it is easier to remember :) i would hate to write www.

    KISS = Keep It Short & Simple
     
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    ritesh,
    possibly a noob question, but why do it this way and not the other way?
     
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    LongBanana Regular Member

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    For SEO and simplicity purposes, it's better to setup a 301 Redirect from www.domain.com to domain.com and build backlinks to domain.com only.
    Some people prefer the "www".
    Basically, you have to choose one or the other. Building backlinks to each one is like building backlinks to two different sites.
     
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    LBrown Senior Member

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    It doesn't matter at all. There is no seo benefit to either. What matters is that you pick one and stick to it. If you send half the links to http://www.site.com and the other half to http://site.com you will be splitting the power of your link building and will have to do a redirect and a redirect does not pass all of the juice. So pick one now and stick to it.
     
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    Yukinari84 Elite Member

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    Great advice.

    I'll just add that if you your site built on wordpress, it's very easy to setup your canonical url settings inside your admin area.
     
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    romocop Registered Member

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    Either one works (none are superior to another but most people use www.example.com), as long as the links are pointing to the one you chose. Use htaccess to 301 redirect the others to the one you chose.
     
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    Ok, so here's a bit different spin on this. If I have a somewhat long domain 15+ characters, will google see it as a shorter without a www, or is it just going to seem shorter to the person who glances at the url?
     
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    cheeseburger2 Newbie

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    Just a note - I find that when I get organic links, they almost ALWAYS link to www version of the website. So setting up the 301 redirect from www to non-www is of crucial importance to make sure these links aren't lost.
     
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    w w w . is somewhat obsolete, even for offline marketing...
     
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    B.O.S.S Power Member

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    Most visitors would rather search for your site without the www