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  • www

    11 34.38%
  • non-www

    11 34.38%
  • It Doesn't Matter

    10 31.25%
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Thread: www or non-www

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    O Rly?? JakeJeck's Avatar
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    Don't forget to redirect these three also -

    w.example.com
    ww.example.com
    wwww.example.com

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    I suspect that most search engines will see www.site.domain and just site.domain as the same site if they have the same content, therefor allowing them both to share the same pagerank. It is possible that it would assign a different pagerank for each site (based on differing numbers of inward links, etc) but it would seem pointless, and mean that the two different URLs would potentially show up next to each other in search results for a particular term.

    Without the www. certainly looks nicer, and having the www. subdomain redirecting to the main site stops search engines having to worry about if the sites are in fact different, and gives a consistent interface for users.

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    In memoriam gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy Dan Schulz's Avatar
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    Unfortunately though that's not the case. The search engines do see the www. and non-www. versions as separate sites (being that www. is treated as a subdomain), and will treat them accordingly, duplicate content and inbound-link issues and all.


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