I want to add "www" .[domain] to .[domain

  • geno369329
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Post 3+ Months Ago

While checking out my site grade I got this message

Search engines may think 2duce2.com and http://www.2duce2.com are two different sites.You should set up a permanent redirect (technically called a "301 redirect") between these sites. Once you do that, you will get full search engine credit for your work on these sites.

I've tried googling to find the solution and how to setup a 301, but I get completely lost!

I'd appreciate any help!

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Most browsers will add the http://www. to the start of your URL if its not there
However I think then when I go my domain for my site it said I had a http://www.mysite.com and a mysite.com the http:// bit is never an issue!

To reassure you think of this if there is nothing on the whole of the internet about it then its probably not a big problem. I have never heard of it before.
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It looks like you're using Yahoo hosting. I'm unable to determine which of Yahoos account types you're using, so I'm not sure which FAQ to check for an answer specific to your site.

If you know where the support literature for your hosting is, you're looking for something about a "permenant redirect", "htaccess", "301 redirect" or similar. There may be a tool for just this purpose provided in your Yahoo control panel, since redirects are a common thing.

If you can give me a link to any FAQ/support pages your account control panel might be suggesting to you I'll see if I can find anything.

I subscribed to this thread, so I'll get an email notification any time someone replies to it. :)
  • Daemonguy
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I don't know how to do it via those panels, but I do know from an apache standpoint you can get there from here using a rewrite:
Code: [ Select ]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^fully\.qualified\.domain\.name [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^$
RewriteRule ^/(.*)         http://fully.qualified.domain.name/$1 [L,R]
  1. RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^fully\.qualified\.domain\.name [NC]
  2. RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^$
  3. RewriteRule ^/(.*)         http://fully.qualified.domain.name/$1 [L,R]
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Post 3+ Months Ago

There is no real need to do a redirect unless you have had different content for http://www.sitename and http://sitename

Search engines have enough intelligence to identify it. Using google webmaster tool you can even set how it identifies the sites.
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Post 3+ Months Ago


Here is the exact rule to 301 redirect from 2duce2.com to http://www.2duce2.com

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond Host: ^2duce2\.com
RewriteRule (.*) http\://www\.2duce2\.com$1 [I,RP]


RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} .
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^2duce2\.com
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.2duce2/$1 [R=301,L]

Hope this helps you :)

Wish you Good Luck :)

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