Setting Preferred Domain
Hope this is the place for this question, if not just let me know.
I would think that most here do use the Google Webmaster tools among others, if so I hope someone can answer this for me.
What is the best to set the "Preferred Domain" setting to:
(1) Don't set domain (2) Display URL's with WWW or (3) Display as NON WWW
After all these years I checked and I have it set to #1. and never had any problem until a few days ago, so just wondering after doing research when bots do the crawling having No set Domain would that give 2 times more for the bots to look for?
Thanks in advance for any reply to this.
I think I have the same verification code on the 4 listed verified urls which is meta tag ID. I tried verifying 5th and it recommended html upload. Can I add that and keep the other and have all 5 then active and verified? Which section of the pg code do I put the html verify code in? Does it not matter for my SEO that I do not have verification of the actual site on the server, when I do have verification of the 2 or 4 domains that are pointing to it? Perhaps if I used no set domain like Ray is speaking of that would simplify things greatly on the webmaster tools pg?
As far as I know, www was important in the early days of the internet, so that people who came across a hyperlink would understand that what they were looking for was the on the web, not on the local machine. Today everybody knows about the internet, so I would go for non-www.
Inger just wondering than if No set domain would be the same ? And leave well enough alone for now.
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Ok after reading Google more and searching I decided it would be better set a preferred domain rather than None, I was able ( after some time) actually change it to www for preferred so this way it still will do both, I did that for both in my signature, and seems to be ok. Thanks to all for your help and expertise.
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