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    With or Without WWW? Does it make big difference?

    Hello,
    Does it make a lot of difference if I link to my sites with WWW or without WWW?

    Or is it just pretty much the same?
    I mean, it's no big business site, just my small proxy listing site which is becoming bigger soon enough...

    But yeah I would like to get bigger via Search engines too, and that's why I want to know if www.ProxLists.Com OR http://proxlists.com (like it is now) makes a difference

    Hopefully I can get a good answer

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    Hope this helps it is pretty detailed
    Canonicalization & SEO : Should I use WWW or not?
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    We often come across websites that are accessible by both the www and the non-www version of its URL. While apparently both the URLs look the same, the search engines can treat them as separate sites altogether. This is something known as a canonical issue.

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    Alright, after reading that article, I will use the 'non-www' version instead...
    Or is this a bad choice?
    I think Proxlists.com is better without WWW than with.. but maybe you guys don't think so?

    Share your opinions please, this is pretty important

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    I think either is fine really, but since you've started the promotion of the site as non-www it's best to keep it that way, and add yourself a 301 redirect so any www links/traffic are redirected to the non-www that way you don't get split rankings for each. all the juice will be on the non-www.

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    Alright, someone has a quick solution to redirect 'WWW' traffic to 'Non-WWW' ?
    Not via .htaccess please...

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    I think that www adds some 'style'
    That a personnal point of view...
    So, I changed all my WordPress Settings on my blogs to add www before the default URL^^

    For proxlists.com, you can go in CPanel => Domains => Redirect => Redirect http://(www.)?proxlists.com/ to http://www.proxlists.com, "Do Not Redirect www." => Add.

    That will create an .htacces automatically managed through CPanel.

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    What's wrong with .htaccess?

    You can create a 301 redirect in PHP with:
    Code:
    <?php
    header("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently");
    header("Location: http://www.example.com/");
    exit();
    ?>
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    Great thanks a lot, it worked
    And there is nothing wrong with .htaccess in fact, I was just hoping somebody could tell me how to do it through cPanel

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    In cPanel, upload a good .htaccess file.
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    If I remember right. Somebody here in NB had a problem, that his website's PR was different with and without "www". For example: www(.)example.com (PR1), example.com (PR2).

    So, my advice is. What ever you choose to use. Use only it. Do NOT use both.

    Ps. Will's last comment was hilarious.

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