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[Plugin: WordPress SEO by Yoast] www and non-www indexed by Google

  • I know this is an old topic though having a proper canonical url is important for search engine indexing. The result of an improperly implemented url is being penalized as playing black-hat because of duplicate content.`

    So, even after installing this great Yoast plug-in, the site in question (http://www.chefconsortium.com) is returning non-www paths. So, I’ve decided to revert to an older method of placing a permanent rewrite rule into the .htaccess file:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^mysite\.com [NC]
    RewriteRule (.*) http://www.mysite.com/$1 [L,R=301]

    Are there any obvious negative ramifications of using the rewrite rule with Yoast SEO?

    BTW, where do you buy the additional SEO Plugin paid add-on modules?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/

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  • The result of an improperly implemented url is being penalized as playing black-hat because of duplicate content.

    That’s not entirely accurate. If it were, many many many sites would not be in Google’s index.
    And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with redirecting from non-www to www, or the other way around. It’s simply a case of personal preference. I have yet to come across hard evidence that one or the other, or not having a canonical URL, is a terrible thing. It is best practice, but it won’t kill your site if you’re ignorant towards the whole thing.

    All the best with your site!

    Thanks.

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