Advertising On Forums (Whacked by Google?)


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 “” instead of “

What I think you are referring to is the vs

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.

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