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November 19, 2012 at 5:53 am #40870Andy HowellsParticipant
What do you guys choose for your URL’s, do you force WWW or force non www via HTAccess.
I usually force WWW but, I’m interested to see what everyone else is doing.November 19, 2012 at 6:02 am #114715bwdgroupMember
Forced WWW using .htaccessNovember 19, 2012 at 6:04 am #114716November 19, 2012 at 8:03 am #114727Kitty GiraudelParticipant
I hid it with .htaccess. When it comes to URL, the less the better.November 19, 2012 at 8:07 am #114728Paulie_DMember
@Watson90 Why on earth would you lose the www on a business card and not lose the http:// too?November 19, 2012 at 8:59 am #114730November 19, 2012 at 9:02 am #114731Kitty GiraudelParticipant
In my opinion, either you go for “mywebsite.com” or “www.mywebsite.com”, but specifying the protocol on a communication supports looks like a mistake to me.November 19, 2012 at 9:19 am #114732chrisburtonParticipant
Non www. I find it humorous when people say “go to www dot mysite dot com”.November 19, 2012 at 9:36 am #114734
Hmm, fair point, it’s just my personal preference, everyone will have their own opinions I suppose.November 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm #114763TheDocMember
I *feel* like it’s personal preference, but I recall reading a few articles that have me leaning towards non-WWW… now only if I could find them…November 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm #114795Historical Forums UserParticipant
(apologies but I have to be facetious and not really helping the OP) You could always tell them to type ‘mywebsite’ > ctrl+enter ;)November 19, 2012 at 9:01 pm #114819dougoftheabaciMember
In terms of tech, your site should allow both www and no-www and redirect to your preference. Beyond that… Yeah, doesn’t matter. There’s no SEO benefit one way or the other, just in consistency. There’s no technological reason to have it or not, either.
In terms of pure preference, I go no-www as it’s less typing and looks cleaner when typed out.
Besides, when’s the last time you said, “it’s on http://www.amazon.com” over “amazon.com”?November 19, 2012 at 10:42 pm #114830chrisburtonParticipant
I agree with Josh. I point my www url to my non-www url.November 20, 2012 at 10:19 am #114910Paulie_DMember
I could be wrong but I hardly think the addition (or lack of) a WWW would affect search rankings but as you say, better not mess with success.November 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm #114972
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