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Now, when I search for site:mysite.com , google displays 50.000 results (all of them with www), but for site:www.mysite.com only 240 (all of them with www).
Well after 6 month, traffic is 10% of what it used to be.
What more can I do?
"Perhaps you could try directing everything to the non-www version. That seems to be the one that G likes. Maybe that's the version that your highest PR backlinks are using?"
The problem it's that all inbound links point to the www version.
"Have you run a header check to determine if your 301 was done correctly?"
Excuse my ignorance, how do you do that?
You are not alone, Lots of us have been waiting a long time.....
MC has talked about a test DC (http://126.96.36.199) which should have improvements in this area - at the moment the test results are not being displayed - but keep an eye on over the next few weeks/months.
I suppose that Google XML sitemap is not bringing any benefits at least at the moment... It is still a beta.
If you use Firefox, Live http headers extension is rather handy to.
Thanks. done. 301 seems to be ok. (We use ISAPI rewrite)
"You are not alone, Lots of us have been waiting a long time.....
MC has talked about a test DC (http://188.8.131.52) which should have improvements in this area - at the moment the test results are not being displayed - but keep an eye on over the next few weeks/months. "
Still the same problem in that server
Personally if you can I would wait to see how the test DC develops. One of the major purposes of the DC is to deal with this exact issue and MC said on his blog:-
"That data center has some infrastructure that I think in time will work better for canonicalization and redirects."
So I guess give it time before making any drastic changes.
I created an XML sitemap for the www version and that made no difference. I also setup G Sitemaps for the non-www version (but didn't add an actual sitemap for it), and found that it is still trying to spider pages from non-www. It doesn't seem to be updating its index, because the cache dates for the non-www's are still Jan 05.
Edited for clarity.
Well, google is displaying very weird results of my site when you search for some keywords, as follows:
The requested resource was moved. It could be found here: http ...The requested resource was moved. It could be found here: [mysite.com...]
mysite.com/mypage.htm - 1k
Do you have any explanation? Do you think my 301 rederiction is not properly configured?
With the cloud surrounding duplicate content, and our desire to have a clean site (from a user experience and SEO perspective), we may have made the wrong move. We have a site that makes extensive use of subdomains (ie. subdomain.domain.com), thus we would consider our root (main homepage) to be domain.com (not www.domain.com). We recently created an .htaccess file that permanently forwards all calls to www.domain.com to domain.com via a 301 header. We are worried because our domain.com has a PR 2, and www.domain.com had a PR 5. Did we just kill our site? We are not trying to do anything tricky or otherwise, but the change was made because we thought we would be in worse trouble by allowing two different pages with the exact same content (www.domain.com and domain.com).