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What is the correct domain settings to set up an domain for SEO

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by sweguy, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. sweguy

    sweguy Regular Member

    Jan 6, 2014
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    top of Mt.Alpen
    I own some domains that i run sites on that i am ranking in google.

    The way i set my domains settings is following

    domain.com A 199.xxx.xxx.xx
    www.domain.com A 199.xxx.xxx.xx

    In googles eyes this will be 2 diffrent domains? I guess this is not a smart way of doing it.
    So my question is should i use redirect in my hosting account or do CNAME also work good?

    So question is what settings do you use on your domain?
  2. breck

    breck Registered Member

    Oct 10, 2011
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    Matt Cutts said:
    "One thing that helps is to pick the url that you want and use that url consistently across your entire site. For example, don't make half of your links go to http://example.com/ and the other half go to http://www.example.com/ . Instead, pick the url you prefer and always use that format for your internal links."

    "Suppose you want your default url to be http://www.example.com/ . You can make your webserver so that if someone requests http://example.com/, it does a 301 (permanent) redirect to http://www.example.com/ . That helps Google know which url you prefer to be canonical. Adding a 301 redirect can be an especially good idea if your site changes often (e.g. dynamic content, a blog, etc.)."

    My thoughts: It can easily be done with the help of .htaccess