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Www. Affect on seo

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by richie311, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. richie311

    richie311 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So I've been link building to domain.com and accidentally changed my site to www.domain not knowing it would affect seo :(

    Is it better to change it back or just 301 it?
     
  2. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Just 301 it, or maybe change it back and 301 www to non www.
    i don't think it matters which one you default, but you should always 301 one to the other, or you'll dilute your link profile.
     
  3. richie311

    richie311 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If I've been solely building to without www. Better to 301 the www. To domain.com?
     
  4. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    Yeah, you'll create duplicate content in the eyes of Google otherwise. It may not be indexed twice, but as mentioned above, it will dilute the concentrate.

    I don't think it matters which you 301 to quite frankly. Just pick your preference.
     
  5. richie311

    richie311 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If anyone is using the redirection plugin on wordpress

    I redirected www. to domain.com but instead of showing the url I'm trying to redirect it just shows / so I'm wondering if I did it right?
     
  6. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    Type in www.yoursite.com you should see it redirect to and display yoursite.com in the browser bar. If you do, then you did it right.

    If you don't, then you didn't, I don't recall what the process was exactly, but there was a thread about this within the last 2 months that can be searched for if someone doesn't give you a direct answer.
     
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    ID Internet Marketer Senior Member

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    using plugin for redirection sometimes not completely works, use .htaccess.
     
  8. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Just google this: www to non www with htaccess.
    its literally two lines of code.