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301 and DMOZ
Will DMOZ benefit be transfered?

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Msg#: 23645 posted 10:11 am on Apr 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

One of my sites is listed in dmoz with the wrong url (without www). All other sites link to it with the www.
Unfortunately Google sees these as two separate sites with different PR.

Let's say I place a 301 redirect on domain.com to www.domain.com. This should transfer PR but will I lose the DMOZ benefit ("signs of quality" etc)?



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Msg#: 23645 posted 8:47 pm on Apr 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

You can get your url edit - get www on:




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Msg#: 23645 posted 9:48 pm on Apr 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

If the URL works without the www, then it's not wrong, is it?

If you want to make that URL NOT work (a 301 redirect to the preferred URL is the best way), then the ODP will update its listing next time our automated linkrot checker runs.

It just ran, and we're cleaning up the mess now. I'd expect the next run in about 3-4 months (plus or minus 3-4 months, of course).


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Msg#: 23645 posted 8:37 am on Apr 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks for your help sofar.

The problem with having DMOZ change the url is that it can take forever and I will not know for sure if the editor won't kill my listing. So I don't think I want to risk that. Never change a running system....

There is another alternative: I could use domain.com as standard in communication to others and put a 301 on www.domain.com to domain.com.

Does that make more sense? Are there any downsides to not going by the common standard with www?

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Msg#: 23645 posted 9:38 am on Apr 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

This is the one problem I had with using 301's to redirect from some .htm's to .shtml's with exact same content lost all the Dmoz listings. G had no problem only Dmoz.

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Msg#: 23645 posted 7:25 am on Apr 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

veedub - I'm guessing you'd be better off setting up your server so that just one version of your domain is returned. Here's one of several threads on the subject. This one assumes an Apache server.

How can I get them to be the same
www.domain.com diffrent than http*//mydomain.com

I actually don't know if a 301 redirect to the www version will work. It's an idea I haven't seen suggested in all these posts on getting the www to be the default.

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