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Old 09-06-2011, 08:54 AM
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domain.com vs www.domain.com - Redirects & Duplicate Content

Is it still needed to 301 redirect domain.com to www.domain.com to avoid duplicate content? Or is Google smarter these days so that it does not matter?

I have not seen any negative effects of NOT having the 301 redirect in place lately.

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I consider it a "best practice" type of thing and recommend you do it.
 
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Whether you believe that there is a duplicate content penalty from the search engines, the duplicate is just not shown in the search results or it is not something to worry about, think of it this way: Every link to a page is a vote for the page as in this is a good page. If half your votes are to www.domainname.com/mypage.htm and the other half are for domainname.com/mypage.htm for example you are diluting (spreading out) your links. Why do that? The more votes for a page the better so why not fix the problem with a 301 redirect so the one version of the domain (or page) gets all the votes? Makes senses to me.
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It's always better to have a clean website so that we can grab the maximum opportunity in search engine results. So you should make it clean and free from canonical and absolute issues.
 
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I know about all this, but my point is that I'm not sure if it really matters anymore, or if this was a thing in the past. My site ranks very high with #1 on the most important keywords, and I have not bothered to fix the 301 redirect, even if I know I'm supposed to. That was why I started to wonder if that really matters. Most inbound links are however to the "right" URL anyway (with www)
 
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Hi,

i think Google will not count as a duplicate content but i would like to say that i have seen that page rank & the value is been divide between two pages so its better to have clean or www.site domain.com so it helpful get great value...

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Yes definitely it is necessary to redirect the non www version of the website to www or vice a versa to get rid of duplicate content problem.
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as per latest google updates, we can read it on google webmaster blog,
domain.com and www (dot) domain.com are same for google and it will not create any kind of copy issue. so no need to worry about redirection and duplicate content issue.
 
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I still think it is important. Actually, it will help you later on, when you have multiple requests to www and non-www in your code. That way, everything redirects. The bad thing is that redirects take time, which affects your page speed score.
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I still think it is important. Actually, it will help you later on, when you have multiple requests to www and non-www in your code. That way, everything redirects. The bad thing is that redirects take time, which affects your page speed score.
There are lots of factor for page loading,
Hosting server load, speed
Page size
user pc and internet speed.

But sounds good for your thoughts about redirection, as i like it.
 
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Read matt cutts blog on this issue. http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/seo-ad...onicalization/

its always recommend to use 301 redirect
 
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