www and non-WWW issue, low Google Pagerank (4 posts)

  1. thenerdynurse
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I use permalinks, and I thought I had redirection set up to make non-www entry of my website go the www version. I think that google may be thinking my site has duplicate content.

    I am hosted on fatcows and use the latest version of wordpress

    my blog is http://www.TheNerdyNurse.com

    can anyone please help me determine why my pagerank is 0 despite many backlinks, good SEO optimization, and nothing spammy going on.

    I think it may be the www and non-www issue, but I can't quite figure out how to fix that.

    Thank you so much for the help.

  2. bialucia
    Posted 4 years ago #

    it is known that to many backlinks is bad for a site. Google bots will mark ur site/blog as a backlink farm and skip it.

  3. thenerdynurse
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I don't have thousands or anything, just alot from commenting and others linking to me

  4. OurTechGuy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Depends on good or bad back links. If your back links are not associated with some farming technique but are genuine then this is not an issue. I have had similar problems with the site http://www.ourtechguy.co.uk and the non www http://ourtechguy.co.uk

    As far as page ranking is concerned the non www diluted the page rank on the www. Even if (as some may say) google does not see this as an issue it is an issue. Let me explain:

    By default your site resides on both http://www.yourdomain.com and http://yourdomian.com. There are two issues here:

    1 Search engines are going to take twice as long to index your site
    2 Some people will create a link to the www and other to the non www. In effect diluting your page ranking

    The second issue is more prevalent as you want to have all your back links directed to one site. The solution is redirecting the non www to the www or visa versa, this is called a "Canonical Redirect"

    First point of contact your registrar and your website developer.

    Hope this helps

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