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Webmaster Tools sitemaps

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Celestial711, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Celestial711

    Celestial711 Newbie

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    I would like find out if I need to add sitemaps to each version of my properties on google webmaster tools. Google advised you to add www and non www of a site but apart from adding both do you need sitemaps for both since I have set a preferred version.

    One more thing, if you set your version to non www how do you redirect that url to www and is that required?
     
  2. topcoder

    topcoder Regular Member

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    To redirect an URL you should use your .htaccess with mod rewrite in the linux world, or url rewrite for IIS

    You should redirect to www. and if your site is HTTPS you should redirect HTTP to HTTPS as well.

    Google views www.domainname.com and domainname.com as two seperate sites. Having both can cause duplicate content and split your page rank.
     
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