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When I search for a two word term on Alexa 3 of the top 10 are in the same position as ourselves, 5 redirect to www and 2 accept connections to the non www URL.
There is no mechanism to change your URL in Alexa and no contact information to get in touch with them to ask them to change it.
I would value other folk's input on whether I should persist in trying to get the URL changed. If anyone knows how I can get it changed that would also be useful.
We block the "non www" URLs for our domain.
So company.com just sends an address not found.
Ps.Alexa appear to make up a lot of what they show ..such as other sites owned by the same person or company ..spybar manufacturing stats to suit itself.
many potentially good non solicited inbound linking webmasters will code their pages to point to the "www.example.com" ( just because thats "the way" one begins URLs ) ..but pro webmasters may well use simply example.com and their unsolicited links may be better value you appear to be throwing away a lot of links there ..
thats what come of posting in a sandwich break from building a garden wall at our place..hit submit ..didn't check text :)
thus I agree with g1smd ..( and any link is a good link in an economic storm ) ..why rebuff the freebies from the ones who dont use the "www"
Thanks for the responses.
We did this block on non-www many moons ago, at the time there was a debate as to whether Google was handling 301s correctly and some folks thought their site had been banned because of a 301 redirect.
We are currently #1 on Google and except for periods when they have messed up the algo been at #1 on Google for years for all of our main target terms so we wouldn't want to change anything and risk those just to be tidy. What I would rather do is persuade Alexa to point to <<www.company.com>> instead of <<company.com>>.
Anyone know how to communicate with Alexa?
*** debate as to whether Google was handling 301s correctly and some folks thought their site had been banned because of a 301 redirect. ***
There was debate, but this sort of redirect is "by the book". This isn't the sort of thing that would cause worry to SEs.