full domain or not

3 replies [Last post]
Highlands John's picture
Offline
Joined:
04/16/2010

Maybe not the right forum to ask this question, but I know we have a few techies in our midst.

Can someone please explain the difference between  mybandb.co.uk and www.mybandb.co.uk when it comes to google?

I seem to have both registered with google webmaster tools and some of the stats such as content keywords are very different between the two. Does that matter or am I spreading myself around too thinly causing my position on relevant searches to be lower. 

__________________

If you wanted hotel facilities you should have booked a hotel and paid hotel prices!!!

 

dumitru's picture
Offline
Joined:
10/07/2013

If something is accessible as two different URLs, then search engines will consider them two different pages (unless you use the rel=canonical meta tag) (reference: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.it/2009/02/specify-your-canonical.html)

So you should always avoid having the same content available via different URLs.
Just redirect your non-www domain to the www one, or vice-versa. 

__________________

https://www.hermesthemes.com/ - WordPress Themes for Independent Hotels, Inns and B&Bs

 

Generic's picture
Offline
Joined:
02/24/2011

You can actually force both into the same domain. If I remember correctly, you make an httpd.conf file or is it .htaccess file using RewriteEngine. Your host should be able to help.

__________________

Permission to quote in whole or in part, other than usage on this forum, is entirely forbidden.

 

Madeleine's picture
Offline
Joined:
09/29/2011

I should know the answer but I've forgotten. My site is/was like that also. I still find iterations of both.

You can tell google they are the same thing in webmaster tools.

Pick one.

__________________

Everyday, for good or ill, we intersect with some else's story and become a part of it.

 

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.