Web address not showing right on google

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi Guys

When doing a keyword search for me site i appear on Google alpine-connection.com compared to a couple of weeks as http://www.alpine-connection.com.

Does this make difference ?

Also has there been a page rank update as my home page has gone from 3 down to 0 ?

Any help would be great

Paolo
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The PR matter is more than probably because of checking your website with and without the WWW address.

You may decide which address format you like to have for your site for the future, with or without WWW and this can be done through redirecting your links to your homepage and also using Google Webmaster Tools for specifying which address type you'd like to get listed.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi

Thanks for the info, but how do i get the www to show up on the google searches, bit confused as it was always showing up till about a month ago.

Regards

Paolo
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Post 3+ Months Ago

what's with the link?
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Signup for Google Webmaster Tools if you haven't already.

Once you've added and verified your site, use the "Settings" tab to set your "Preferred Domain".

Attachments:
prefered-domain.png


If you're using Apache, which in this case I'm assuming you are based on the response headers for the URL you gave, you can force requests to the non-www version to be forwarded to the www version in a way that says "Do not use the first address you used anymore" with something like the following.
Code: [ Select ]
## www
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain.com
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.domain.com/$1 [R=301]
  1. ## www
  2. RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain.com
  3. RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.domain.com/$1 [R=301]
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Many thanks for this, have gone on to web tools and ticked the box like you said.

How long will it take to adjust do you think

Paolo
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I'm really not sure, I don't even have a ballpark figure.
It's one of those things I set with complete faith that I will not need to check up on it again.
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This is what we call canonical URL issue. Check this - http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/seo-advic ... alization/
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi

Thanks for all the help.

Joebert i did what you said to do and ticked the box , which has worked great for my home page . How do i get it to work for one of my internal pages alpine-connection/winter which is missing the www.

Many thanks

Paolo
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That RewriteRule/RewriteCond combo should work for subdirectories too, unless you have a conflicting rule in the subfolders htaccess.

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