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Website showing up differently

11:33 pm on Dec 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have a website that was top 5 but now has dropped to 39 . The only difference I see is that my website on yahoo is now shown without the "www" when previously it had the "www" added to the beginning.

Would this make a difference in rankings? It seems like the update should be over by now, so I am not sure if it has to do with that.

Sorry I am new to all of this.

7:55 pm on Jan 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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This can make a significant difference - the www and non-www versions can count as different sites with duplicate content.

You should ensure that you serve a 301 permanent redirect to your preferred version.