20 October 2017

To understand why it is necessary to choose if our website should have "www" or not in its address and why is it important for you SEO you should know, that when you buy any domain, you actually buy at least two versions of it. Those are www.mydomainname.com and mydomainname.com. As a result, your website can be displayed at both these addresses. A small difference? Only for a real user. For Google, the difference is significant and causes a big problem. According to the world's most popular search engine, www.mydomainname.com and mydomainname.com are two separate websites. It means that Google sees two websites with exactly the same content, which is perceived as "duplicate content" - which is one of the most serious sins that Google does not forgive. The penalty is usually a significant drop in the quality of our website and a drop in its position in the search engine.
 
How to avoid this? Under normal circumstances, open the .htaccess file and create a 301 redirect. Fortunately, using the WebWave web design software you can simply add a domain to your website and choose one of the options (with or without www) as your main domain. WebWave automatically creates all necessary 301 redirections, so users who type your domain with or without www will be redirected to one of the domain versions you choose, and Google will not perceive it as duplicated content.
 
Now we will try to answer the question which domain record should you choose as the main one. Technically speaking, if the 301 redirections are working correctly, there is no difference between them. And in fact, the choice depends on the viewer's view. However, you should think about the users of our website and what will be more convenient for them. Writing without "www" is shorter and therefore easier to remember, easier to integrate it into graphics, etc. What is the reason for choosing the "www" notation? I think only the level of educating a group of recipients of our website. If our website is addressed to people who are poorly educated in the field of computers, then for such people "www" is obvious at the beginning of the website - then it is worth to decide on the following www.mydomainname.com.
 
We at WebWave selected an address without www. That is why if you type webwave.me you will enter WebWave's web design software website and in the bar of your browser you will see our domain name without www.

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