www or non www? does it matter?

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  • #1998
    Victory_Shot
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    I ran into this a week ago with a client’s website who requested me to switch his non www website to [www](http://www). I made the change in wordpress and all is ok. I didn’t do any redirects though.

    I looked at some websites of other designers, seo experts and major companies and some use www and others don’t.

    Now, what are your thoughts regarding this?

    Update:

    here is an interesting article [https://seranking.com/blog/www-vs-non-www/](https://seranking.com/blog/www-vs-non-www/) what do you guys think?

    I got this from the article above: Seems that it does make a difference. The www prefix in the domain name may seem little and insignificant, but it can make a big difference. Your branding and your website’s scalability are affected, so make sure to choose wisely based on your priorities and future plans. And once you make the decision, mark your preferred version as canonical and stick to it. Switching back and forth from www to non-www is technically possible, but it won’t do your website’s SEO any good.

    Even Though, it seems that it doesn’t make a difference, if you plan on using a CDN or growing your website big, stick with wwww.

    #1999
    mrbmi513
    Guest

    Pick one, but redirect from the other.

    #2000
    taylorkspencer
    Guest

    There’s no advantage to using `www` or non-`www` for your URL, just make sure you’re 301 redirecting the one you’re not using to the one you are.

    #2001
    LuckyLucasLarkin
    Guest

    It doesn’t matter which one you use. I prefer without www just because it’s cleaner to write out.

    #2002
    ytpf
    Guest

    a non www is easier, clean and gives easiness to the visitor to get access. It does not matter from SEO point of view what version of site (www or non-www) you use. But it is important to note that each url is different from Google’s point of view. So, be at one side. Do not do redirect to www if you use a non-www version. But must do a redirect to www from non-www if you use a www version. Consider going through some guides looking for it from some seo experts for better results. I personally suggest a non-www as this gives you al liberty and worry free work.

    #2003
    SM_Fahim
    Guest

    I prefer non www. Because, the number of characters shown in the search result URL is fixed. Here you save 4 characters, which might help you better show your focus keyword.

    Secondly, most people search without www. So here you can save the redirection time. Hence a faster loading

    #2004
    Victory_Shot
    Guest

    here is an interesting article [https://seranking.com/blog/www-vs-non-www/](https://seranking.com/blog/www-vs-non-www/) what do you guys think?

    #2005
    SM_Fahim
    Guest

    It does not matter whether you use it or not from the beginning. But it might matter when you change it on an old site. Because redirection is not good. For multiple redirection, you can lose ranking.

    #2006
    MoltoRubato
    Guest

    It should work either way. Just don’t tell anyone.

    #2007
    hawaiidesign
    Guest

    What do big websites like, google, Facebook, etc do ? There’s your answer

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