will google penalize if WWW is removed from website?

9 replies
  • SEO
  • |
have a website and decided to remove WWW because it seems to be the future of the internet. will google care if we do a redirect (or however it works) if we remove the www and it automatically redirects to the main domain name? ( site.com as opposed to www.site.com )

any penalization possible with google deindexing us?
#google #penalize #removed #website #www
  • Profile picture of the author Sillysoft
    Future of the internet? How so? www and without www is considered different to Google, so if you are going to go without www then make sure you do a 301 redirect for www to non www, that way you can ensure you have one version of your site. So if anyone went to www.site.com they get redirected to site.com, but future of the internet? No.

    BTW this is a very common thing that has been going on for a long time, most SEO optimized sites have this redirection, either redirecting from www to non www or visa versa.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6435085].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author clickbump
    I second sillysoft's comments and I'll add that whenever you link to your site from within and without, always use the same URL prefix. For example, if you decide to drop the www, make sure that all your links are in the same form (site.com and NOT www.site.com)
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6435272].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author bryce10
    thanks guys, this solved my problem.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6435383].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author palme
    what if other sites make backlink to your site with www, which one of your site have this backlink? special after redirection
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6435556].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Hossain
    Mike is quite correct. I heard this sentence "Use same URL prefix" even from some well experienced SEO guys. But good practice is as mike said. I too recommend you to use all four prefixes and to do redirection. Also build 50%+ backlinks without anchor texts.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[6435616].message }}

Trending Topics