I added a URL to my Webmaster Tools account which was the www URL version of my website. Recently I understood that pages doesn't index in "Index status", so I added another website which was the no-www URL of my site. Now I can see that the pages are indexed.

But how can I combine both of them together to see the result of both of them as one website?

  • I advise you to either redirect 302 one of them or at least use the canonical meta tag in header.
    – Jurik
    Feb 13, 2014 at 1:45

2 Answers 2


First, in your Google Webmaster Tools account, for both www version and no-www version, in the site setting select your Preferred domain.

For example, if you preferred your website known as example.com instead of www.example.com, then choose the Display URLs as example.com. Remember you need to set this for both version.

Then, make sure every time user access to www.example.com will be redirect to example.com.

  • Is google OK with this? in the other words, it wont make any problem? Feb 13, 2014 at 18:23
  • please refer to support.google.com/webmasters/answer/44231?hl=en
    – Peter
    Feb 14, 2014 at 1:05
  • it still have two different sites and different sets of stats? Should Index status stats not be the same now? thanks!
    – v3nt
    Sep 9, 2016 at 10:52

I suggest .htaccess redirect if Apache is serving your website or another server side redirect.

Make two websites in Google Webmaster Tools.
Set the preferred domain in Google Webmaster Tools.
Nowadays, Google Webmaster Tools added a "Create a set" option.
So create a new set, name it and add as members those two properties (websites) to it.

If you have SSL installed and HTTPS activated you should add two websites more.

https://www.example.com/ - Records data only for the HTTPS version of your site. You must add HTTP and HTTPS versions of your site as separate properties.

What URL should I use? - Search Console Help

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