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Which has the better CTR in the SERPs - WWW sites or non-www sites?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DocBrown, May 10, 2011.

  1. DocBrown

    DocBrown Regular Member

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    I know it might seem like a trivial thing to worry about but i've spent alot of time developing my site so i want it to be absolutely perfect. After some research, i've decided to make it a non-www site mainly becuase i thought it might be a good thing to have all my site links match the name of my site as much as possible (generally speaking, links to a site are in the non-www format and then get redirected to the www version when the person clicks on the link).

    The only thing is (and this might just be me) is that when i look at my site in the SERP's i think it doesn't look as good as the sites around me in the SERP'sthat have the pre-fix www (just my opinion) and i was worried that because people are so used to seeing a www before a website that they were less likely to click on it if they didn't see one.

    My site is relatively new and i am happy with the hits i'm getting atm but this is my first website so i don't know what a good CTR exactly is.

    Has anyone experience of whether a www site or a non-www site does better in the SERP's in terms of CTR? Or does it make any difference at all to the CTR do you think?
     
  2. cyberzilla

    cyberzilla Elite Member Premium Member

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    It doesn't make any difference. Just think in a visitors point of view. When I look for any information in Google, I don't check whether the site have www prefix or not. Title & description is what catch my attention and some times I don't even read the URL....
     
  3. DocBrown

    DocBrown Regular Member

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    Do you think i made a mistake assigning my site without the www?

    Has anyone any experience of having 2 similar websites in the serps, one with a www and the other without? What are you experiences with CTRs?
     
  4. DocBrown

    DocBrown Regular Member

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    Do you think i should change my site back to having the www prefix?
     
  5. Vincent88

    Vincent88 Junior Member

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    No differences. You can find articles about this on internet which explain that you will not see differences
     
  6. darshan1994

    darshan1994 BANNED BANNED

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    BHW is www
    Google is www
    Amazon is www
    Clickbank is www
    BBC is www

    Make your own judgement. www is usually used when they have subdomains on that domain.