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Questions tagged [no-www]

No-www refers to questions regarding the usage of domains without the A record www in front of the domain; topics may include questions regarding the removal of www, virtual host configuration, or the redirection process.

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How to debug naked urls not working for some regions issue

Our site is hosted on Google appengine and we have configured a cname property for our www subdomain that points to googlehosted link. But some of our users from a certain region reports that non WWW ...
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Redirect from www and http to https doesn't work on sub-domains

I am trying to redirect all www and non-https requests to the HTTPS only versions with Apache server. I don't need or want www or non SSL URLs at all. The issue is that with the 2 different snippets ...
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My www version has better metrics than the non-www, so I'm preferring it in search console now. What else do I need to do?

I am working on a website which was originally registered in Google Search Console as http://example.com/. After a few months I noticed that the http://www.example.com/ has higher domain authority (...
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If redirects for variations are in place, can I safely consolidate down to one Google Search Console property?

I am redirecting using .htaccess to always use www, always use HTTPS. At this point, can I remove the duplicate Google Search Console properties (non-www and http)?
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Reason to have HTTPS for non-www?

Is it necessary to have a site answer on HTTPS non-www? Do visitors go there? Background on why I am asking: I have a client which have bought a new multi-domain certificate for their website. It ...
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nginx: 301 redirect to non-www, SSL urls on default_server(s)

My goal is to have nginx primarily return a check for all requested URLs that start with http:// and/or contain //www., and 301 redirect them to the URL where //www. is replaced by // and http:// ...
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Siri shows our website with www when we don't use that on iOs 12 suggested websites

This question came about because of an issue with an SSL certificate on iOs. Basically, when you are on (in this case) an iPhone running iOs 12 and you go to the home screen search (spotlight? swipe ...
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Why is duplicate content bad? [duplicate]

You shouldn't plagiarize content from other sites, obviously. But why is duplicate content penalty-worthy if 1) it all belongs to you and 2) you aren't trying to manipulate search engines? I mean, ...
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Does the “www” prefix have any effect in search engine results? [duplicate]

Does it make any difference in search engine optimization whether I use the www prefix or not with a domain? The website has been configured to redirect correctly and I'd prefer to omit www entirely.
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How do I set my preferred domain in Google search console to use www and https?

I have seen a similar question here: Can't add preferred version to Google Webmasters / Search Console I have added the other properties for my website fo Google Search: When I follow the ...
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How to create sitemaps with only non-www URLs in MediaWiki website?

I usually prefer the non-www URL for my website (http://example.com, not http://www.example.com). While submitting the site to Google one needs to set a preferred domain by choosing either the www or ...
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www to non-www redirect - is duplicate content a big issue?

So I read a little bit about SEO and found out that Google does not like websites where content can be accessed with both www and non-www. All HTTP requests on my website are redirected to HTTPS on ...
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Is Google analytics tracking all of my traffic? on all accessible variations/properties

I am wondering is Google analytics track all of my properties? https://www.example.com (SSL + www) https://example.com (SSL - www) http://www.example.com (Non-SSL + WWW) http://example.com (Non-SSL - ...
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Google Analytics seems to be affected after setting preferred domain

I hope you can assist me with this! I've recently changed the preferred domain for my site https://example.com. Unfortunately, after doing so, it appears that views/visits are no longer being recorded ...
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Why in the modern world I would need my .com website to also have www subdomain? [duplicate]

Recently I registered a .com address for a business. In the modern world (year 2018) why would I need to add and maintain the www. subdomain of my domain? I'm mostly interested in benefits of the ...
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Google showing subdomains with random characters in search results instead of www

while searching the website content on google, The search result display junk characters instead of "www" in pages links. Eg: Google Search result show following https://222.example.com/pagename?...
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Website hosted on www domain but blog hosted on non-www domain. Does this hurt the website in terms of SEO?

We have a company website that uses the www version using 301 redirects for all non-www versions but our blog which is a WordPress site is on the non-www version. i.e, all our main pages are http://...
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How do I set up a cookie-free subdomain when the website is on the naked domain (no “www”)?

The website (Wordpress) acts on http://example.com and sets cookies. Will http://static.example.com be cookie-free? Or http://static.example.com would be cookie-free only in case if the website acts ...
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Can I set the preferred domain to get around differing content on www vs no-www?

I am in the real estate industry and I am forced to serve content from servers at another host. I point to the content using a www. Subdomain referenced with a CNAME. Unfortunately, 15 years worth of ...
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How to forward offsite non-www to www via GoDaddy?

I use GoDaddy's offsite management options with a different registrar. I set up my www CNAME, however, forwarding seems to not be available in this scenario? How can I still permanently redirect the ...
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Wordpress icon fonts dont work with www url

I have wordpress site with domain domain.com and on one site i use font icons. The problem is when I change in settings Address site (URL) on www.domain.com. Sites works properly, I seu www in URL but ...
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www vs non-www in seo [duplicate]

I recently overhauled a website for a client. Their preference was to switch from a www url to a non-www url as part of the redesign. Once we launched the site, it took a major plummet in its ...
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SSL/https breaking when using www

Please don't close for being a duplicate, I have already tried the other answered questions and am still having issues. First, I know why the certification for the site breaks when using www. The ...
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No “http://” or “www” in front of URL when visiting newly purchase domain from GoDaddy

I just purchase a domain name from GoDaddy and when going to the website it is only example.com and not www.example.com or http://example.com. Why is this? I have not been able to find any examples ...
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Issue with SSL and Nignx www rewrite (WPMU) (mostly working)

Welcome everyone, thank you for viewing my thread. It appears due to my lack of reputation I am unable to post more than 2 links. This post would be a nightmare for the reader to view without links ...
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Is there a Google Penalty for duplicate content example.com/ and www.example.com/?

I just started using SEOMoz Pro and they warned that I have duplicate content because a browser can arrive at wwww.example.com and example.com and get to the same page. (We use Web.com and they don'...
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SEO: change site address from http://www. to https://

My site was indexed as http://www.example.com. Purpose: I would like to make a change to https://example.com Question: Can you please give me a hint if I'm doing this in the best possible way? What ...
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SEO and www to non-www (and vice versa) AFTER having settled for some time in one of them [duplicate]

I have been using non-www redirect in .htaccess for a couple of years now for my Wordpress site. I want to switch to redirecting to www because, among other reasons, a naked URL does not work with ...
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non-www URL goes to www-homepage instead of that particular page

Let's say my domain is www.example.com. if I type in example.com it goes to www.example.com - which is fine. But the problem is if I type in example.com/jamie/ it still goes to www.example.com - the ...
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website redirecting to com.com [closed]

Just realized that my website - http://www.example.com is being re-directed to http://example.com.com. The http://example.com version is working fine though. Below is the redirect chain: http://www....
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After adding my site to Google Search Console multiple ways (no www, www, https) which should I use?

I've submitted example.com URL with no-www www.example.com with www https www.example.com with https:// to Google Webmaster Tools as suggested by this question. Should I submit the sitemap in the ...
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How to eliminate duplicate titles for a website URL using www.example.com and example.com

My website uses both www.example.com and example.com. I recently tested for duplicate titles on the website and it seems that any title on a page at www.example.com and example.com is perceived as ...
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Include “www” in sitemap URL in robots.txt when site redirects to no-www?

Website is redirected to remove the www so www.example.com is redirecting to example.com. Question is do I need to include the www in the sitemap for the robots.txt?
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Fastest .htaccess redirect from example.com to www.example.com?

Now using the standard cPanel-created Apache .htaccess redirect, but it's taking a full 2 seconds to go from ´example.com´ to ´www.example.com´. Is there a faster method? Or should I let go of the ...
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non-www along with https

I need to set the following rules: redirect www to non-www (close www) redirect http to https (close http) Suppose I have example.com , How to set the above rules together in htaccess?
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Which one to add in google webmaster tool. www or non-www?

I have developed a website for collection of tutorials. Now i am starting with SEO. But i am bit confused whether Should I add both www and non-www version to my google webmaster tool or should I add ...
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What is the Differencce beetween www and a non-www version

I have recently launched my website for tutorials, and now I am working on the SEO. I have submitted the sitemap.xml file to Google Webmaster. Now, Google Webmaster Tools suggests to use either www or ...
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Do I need two different site profiles in Google Webmasters Tools for www and non-www?

My websites are hosted on Amazon Web Services, but we moved from one physical server to another (i.e., the IP addresses changed). We were using www for our site before the new site came up. The www ...
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Google warning about SSL/TLS certificate

I received this warning from Google Webmaster Tools. I have SSL for www and non-www but they are in different SANS. Would that cause a problem? SSL/TLS certificate does not include domain name ...
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Redirect to non-www and non-https in htaccess

I need to redirect my WordPress blog from https://www.example.com/blog to http://example.com/blog using the .htaccess file. This is what I have so far: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Options +...
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Google Webmaster Tools- Do I need to mark my SSL domain as a duplicate of my non-SSL domain?

I have a Drupal 7 site served exclusively using SSL with the "bare" domain (no www). But, I see that in Google Webmaster Tools, I can add the following: http://example.com http://www.example.com ...
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Google returns wrong subdomain variation as top result

we recently updated a customer website which included a change in server and some 301's to send old pages to new ones. The website as long as we know has always been setup without the www. subdomain ...
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Remove www and force https [duplicate]

This has been asked multiple times, but none of the answers have worked for me. I have just installed an SSL certificate and need to force https connections for all visitors. This site has a lot of ...
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Wordpress https://example.com not redirecting to https://www.example.com htaccess

I'm using WordPress and moved to https recently. I've had some issues since with the domain not redirecting properly. Currently it works OK but https://example.com is not redirecting to https://www....
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Should I submit https:// and http:// in Google Search Console both with and without the www?

In my site I'm redirecting everything (http://, http://www., https://) to https://www.example.com. Google webmaster tools says: Make sure you add both "www" and "non-www" versions for your site. Also,...
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Redirect https://example.com naked to https://www.example.com

I am redirecting all http:// request to https:// using apache2 virtual host file: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName example.com ServerAlias www.example.com Redirect / https://www....
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SEO implication of removing www from domain

For purely cosmetic reasons I'd like to change the redirect on my domain from www.example.com to example.com. There's plenty of SEO advice floating around on the internet, but in 2015 is this ...
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.htaccess rewrite rules not working

I need to redirect multiple subdomains to a single subdomain (www) and have found what seems to be a really good guide exactly on point: http://moz.com/learn/seo/redirection This is the rule Moz is ...
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How to handle www and non-www? [duplicate]

tl;dr : For SEO, should I redirect from one to the other or list both on the DNS records? It seems that most experts think that both www and non-www should exist. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.) ...
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I'm only able to reach my site using www, but not non-www

I had a website at example.com. I created another website (example.hotelrunner.com) using HotelRunner and changed domains. I did that by changing the A records and CNAME at Netfirms. Now example.com ...