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Registrar Redirects

Located in Domain Beginners, started by jjngjr, Mar 25, 2020

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  1. jjngjr

    jjngjr Established Member

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    Hi

    I just noticed in my Namecheap account that after I register a name, it seems that there is, automatically, a redirect to the www version of the domain.

    For example: if I register mysite/com, it has a redirect to www/mysite/com

    I know that it can be deleted.

    My question is: Will that hurt any SEO that is done on any site that is developed if that redirect is not removed?

    Thanks, Joe
     
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  2. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    I am by no means a SEO expert, but have to throw this

    Since it's a new website, feels like SEO limited already,

    and arent websites edited all the time?

    if anything, improve SEO; adding content...

    Samer
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2020
  3. jjngjr

    jjngjr Established Member

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I was under the impression that you should stick to one version of the url at all times and I would think more people type in urls without the www.
     
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  5. jjngjr

    jjngjr Established Member

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    @Samer


    I appreciate the link to that. Through one of the links on the thread, I ended up on sitechecker dot pro (sorry I can't post links here yet, I'm gonna fix that soon)


    I found my answer and even more relevant info that may help others. May need to confirm further than just this one source tho. Here are the main points I found from that site:


    "The main thing you need to know and remember, that your website must not be reached by two URLs name/ com and www name/ com."


    "When both of these website URLs are working, Google sees it as two different websites."


    "So, in case, you are at the beginning of the creation of the website, please do it the smart way and choose only one variant of the website’s URL."


    "WWW URL lets to set cookies for your specific www subdomain."

    "there can be a case that one day prefix WWW becomes obsolete"



    This next one here seems to be very important to domaining as I see things that I don't fully understand from sites that sell brandables and the option to use cname as a verification method (or something like that):

    "non-www domains don’t have CNAME records, so you can’t redirect traffic from one server to another."

    Again, I need to look further than 1 source.

    Thanks for the replies.
     
  6. Pay.My.id

    Pay.My.id Established Member

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    No , redirect wouldn't hurt any SEO performace , its better to use 301 redirect via htaccess to passing juice your power link . For every new domain, its better focus to create more high quality content than build external backlink .
     
  7. Josytal

    Josytal Top Contributor VIP

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    What actually are you trying to achieve?
     
  8. Josytal

    Josytal Top Contributor VIP

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    Writing the necessary htaccess directives may not be simple if you're not technically savvy with website deployment.

    Better to 301 redirect at the registrar level - simple and less error-prone.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020
  9. jjngjr

    jjngjr Established Member

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    I was just curious as to how important it was to stick to using one way over the other when it came to ranking a site if the domain was to be developed. When I saw that it was already set up to redirect at the registrar, I wanted to know more.

    I think I have a grip on it now.
     
  10. jjngjr

    jjngjr Established Member

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    Thanks, I have edited those files before but never fully understanding it as I was just following tutorials.
     

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