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    Advertising On Forums (Whacked by Google?)

    Hi,

    I am trying to develop a niche marketplace. One potential place I could promote would be on forums however I have heard that if Google reads your domain name on a lot of forums it will penalise you. Is this true?

    If so can I promote a site just by adding "website.com" instead of "https://www.website.com"

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    What I think you are referring to is the http://www.website.com vs http://website.com.

    If you use both, google will note your site as having duplicate content, which results in a ding in rankings.

    An htaccess 301 redirect for the www subdomain is common solution.

    Code:
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>  RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
      RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.(.+)$ [NC]
      RewriteRule ^ http://%1%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]
    </IfModule>
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