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Making www appear in SERP

     
8:33 pm on Oct 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone know of how to make the www appear before the domain name in the MSN SERP? For some sites it is there but for some it is not.

I would appreciate if someone can help me with this.

5:32 pm on Oct 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I haven't checked, but I would assume that 301 then non www to the www would do it... eventually.
5:47 pm on Oct 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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In the other search engines it is showing with www. Does this mean something?
5:59 pm on Oct 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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To clarify, if you request your domain as example.com, does your server redirect the browser to www.example.com or not?

If not, you have left it up to the search engines to list the www- or non-www domain as they choose, or worse -- to split your PageRank or Link Popularity across both domains, thus lowering your ranking in either.

There are many threads here on redirecting non-canonical URLs to canonical URLs. The best title so far is "Duplicate content -- Get it right or perish," which about sums it up...

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6:28 pm on Oct 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I checked and in msn the domains I work with are appearing as example.com, I didn't see www.example.com.

If they are all appearing as one type, does that mean it isn't affecting your ranking in the SERP?