[thelist] Google Quirk was [URLs on Stationary without "www."]

dn at dittodesign.co.uk dn at dittodesign.co.uk
Thu Feb 12 06:10:05 CST 2004

Coming in late here, but I thought I'd mention that.
If you promote your site both with and without the www.
you will be doing yourself a diservice, or boosting your
visibility. I'm undecided.

I discovered last year that due to my signing of across
the net with my domain minus the www I had inadvertently
got my site listed twice in Google once with the www
and once without.


I'm undeceided wether this is a good or bad thing because
1: The same site effectively duplicated  gives me twice the chance it will
2: Two lots of seperate traffic will keep my Google PR low.

I found that I had two seperate PR rankings in Google for the two
versions of the site. Things have changed now and they are
both the same. But I can find the site still with and without
the www.

Just something to be aware of.:)

Hmm... just done a quick check in Google and it seems to
have settled down to list only the site with the www.
I may be wrong haven't got time to check properly.
Either way I had two seperate listing for the
same site for over a year.


Darren Yates
dn at dittodesign.co.uk


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jono Young" <ox4dboy at comcast.net>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 10:08 PM
Subject: Re: [thelist] URLs on Stationary without "www."

> I have gone with www.domain.com.  It was actually a choice between
> www.domain.com/productname and/or productname.domain.com.  Both of these
> URLs were identical in content, but if I had to use the second option
> productname.domain.com, I wanted to know if I could get away without
> the www, b/c www.productname.domain.com looked quite ugly to me...I'm a
> freak.  Anyhow, thank you everyone, I have gone with
> www.domain.com/productname, and it is off to the presses.  Done deal.  I
> going to look into our new host once we make the transition to see what
> support.
> Jono
> Designer/Illustrator
> On 2/11/04 5:00 AM, "Simon Wheatley" <lists at simonwheatley.co.uk> wrote:
> > Jono Young wrote:
> >
> >> Is it OK to leave off the www. when listing a URL on a stationary set.
> >> instance, is it OK to list a URL as product.domain.com as opposed to
> >> product.domain.com?  I believe that most browsers know how to handle
the URL
> >> without typing in the www in the address filed.  Any thoughts, is this
> >> or wrong, acceptable or not?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> > OK. I tried to resist, but here's my 2c.
> >
> > I noticed the other day that "http://" is longer than "www", although
> > both will automatically highlight. Consequently I tend to drop the
> > http:// and use www.example.com.
> >
> > In your case I would suggest www.product.domain.com, as when/if people
> > type this into emails it will get picked up, they're also more likely to
> > recognise it as a URL... which is what you want them to do I assume.
> >
> > HTH
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