For example, www.website.com has about 500 backlinks while website.com only has about 100 backlinks.
My site used to be listed in Google with the www and it ranked better because of the backlinks, but recently Google changed it and my site is listed in the search results without the www and it has dropped in ranking.
Is there any way to get my site listed with the www again, and will that improve my rankings since there are more backlinks to my site with the www before the url? I am using yahoo siteexplorer to check the backlinks.
I have used the Google Webmaster settings to say I would prefer my site to be listed as www.website.com, but that hasn't changed anything.
I would appreciate anyone's advice. Thank you in advance.