Domains and Duplicate Content

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The fact that the website appears with www. or without www can sometimes cause content to be considered as duplicate content by Google or other search engines, as if they were two different websites.

 

Instructions

To avoid possible incidents and penalties by Google, it is very important to determine the domain with www. as a primary domain, so that the home page, for example, is always http://www.web.com. You can provide this information from the domain management panel or simply from Google Webmaster Tools, which allows this option, as it directly tells to Google which is the preferred domain.

To do this, we record the two domains on the platform and choose the preferred domain:

1. http://web.com

2. http://www.web.com

Then we go to the Site Settings option:

contentAnd then we check the option: Display URLs as www.web.com:

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1 Comment

  • Tristan Perry

    Reply Reply October 20, 2014

    This is a useful article. It’s definitely worth fixing your website’s canonicalization so that everyone (users & search engines) are using and bookmarking/indexing the ‘right’ URL.

    Also important to prevent against potential duplicate content issues is to ensure that your content isn’t plagiarized.

    If you don’t mind, I’d like to mention my tool – Plagiarism Guard (https://www.plagiarismguard.com/) which can automatically scan your website and notify you instantly if anyone has plagiarized your content.

    Thanks!
    Tristan
    Plagiarism Guard

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