3

Say we have a domain, example.com, and I just want the site to be viewed under www.example.com.

I know that the best practice would be to redirect example.com to www.example.com. However, if this isn't an option and the naked domain is left un-configured, will this harm my PageRank?

  • Not if you use canonical tags to point to the preferred site. support.google.com/webmasters/answer/139066?hl=en Still, there may be other options to redirect one to another such as using PHP. – closetnoc May 9 '16 at 23:23
  • "isn't setup" - literally does not return anything? Or you've simply not implemented the canonical redirect (but otherwise returns the same content)? – MrWhite May 10 '16 at 7:41
  • Sorry, could have been clearer. "Isn't setup" meaning that nothing is returned at all. In other words, no duplicate content issues. – Chris Noreikis May 10 '16 at 14:01
1

This will not make a significant difference as long as the domain remains unconfigured and doesn't show any duplicate content - for example a copy of the main website as that would be considered a bad practice.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.