by Trix8
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Hi,

I would like to open a debate around using www vs. not using www. Do you think there is any impact on SEO? do you have any preference?

Thanks,
T
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by Trix8 View Post

    Hi,

    I would like to open a debate around using www vs. not using www. Do you think there is any impact on SEO? do you have any preference?

    Thanks,
    T
    There is nothing to debate. It doesn't matter. Pick one and stick with it.

    The only time it is an issue is when you don't redirect one to the other and have both versions of all of your URLs accessible.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelkoehler92
    Yeah there's nothing to think much if you are using a fresh domain.
    But if you are picking a expired domain you can either 301 the previously created backlinks or just go with the version that was used earlier.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Like Mike said, it doesn't matter what you use as long as you are consistent when linking to pages. People used to say to always use www but nowadays nobody types that in so I'd probably use non-www, myself.
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    • Profile picture of the author Trix8
      Thanks all for your answers.
      @dave_hermansen its what I thought. It might not be a problem for SEO but I think urls with www are getting a bit out dated.
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        Originally Posted by Trix8 View Post

        Thanks all for your answers.
        @dave_hermansen its what I thought. It might not be a problem for SEO but I think urls with www are getting a bit out dated.
        Who cares? If you have the proper redirect setup, it doesn't matter what visitors type into their browser.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sclark
    There`s absolutely no difference whether you run www or non-www, this is solely about your personal preference. There are also no SEO benefits of choosing one version over another even according to Google. The only thing that matters - is that you chose one while starting your website and stay consistent since then. In case you change your mind for whatever reason - make sure to permanently redirect one version to another and take care of any absolute links your website may have, as two valid versions available to users will be the issue.

    Some indeed say that non-www version looks prettier nowadays, but these are just personal preferences again.
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  • Profile picture of the author webdevpro
    Choose either one and stay with it. No impact on SEO. Also the non www looks small and descent but www are favorable if you have chances to use other subdomains as well (for consistent domain structure).
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