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Switch or keep 301 from www to naked?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by iliketurtlez, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. iliketurtlez

    iliketurtlez Junior Member

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    I have a site thats been up a while, i diddnt at first know about that i need to 301 either naked or www to the other. I then decided to 301 www to naked url, but now in ahrefs i see that www has url rating 6 while the other has 0(its a new site), and anchor texts established for the site are http:/www.domain.com and www.domain.com, not the naked url. The few backlinks that the site does have are linked to www aswell.
    The 301 was made about a week ago.

    Would it be smarter to just switch and 301 the naked url to www?
    Id prefer to keep it this way but if its clearly better to switch 301 i will.
     
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    I'd leave it alone now. A 301 just means (to a web client) that whatever was here has moved to this new place and it's not coming back so update your records. Everywhere that has data on your site will eventually catch up but changing the redirect will only slow the process.
     
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    I would say do a 301 redirect of www to non-www, that way you will pass link juice better and avoid duplicate content issues, however this is just a technical seo issue and google is good at understanding it all, but it's better to do it properly. Also make sure that canonical tag is set to non-www version.

    Edit: if its a new site do it as you want, no big difference.
     
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    Hmm ok ur all giving me different answers here.. Dunno what to do really, but my intuition says switching back might be a good idea since www is in the anchor tags..

    Btw is it imortant that backlinks target the one i choose to be main domain? Or is backlinks to 301 just as powerful?