Setting Preferred Domain


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Hello all,
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.
Ray
Ray aka Kreations
Since 1994 Chocolate bar wrappers for all occasions.
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Ray, I am not giving a reply but am also looking for answers with similar question, hope you do not mind. Also noting that again your post has been up for awhile and not replied to. I have one web site on CC's S-drive providing service. I have two domain names for the one site. On my webmasters tools pg or account there are 5 listed url's when I open it. Two of the one domain, one with www and one without the www. Two of the other domain, one with the www and one without www. Then the 5th listed url for the site is the selected domain for preferred domain for CC and it has the .coffeecup.com added to the domain name. On my webmaster pg on the 5th listed domain I do not have access to that one because it is listed as not verified. So it is I believe, seen by google as not my property.
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?


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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.
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Inger wrote:
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.
Trying to see if our older hosting co has the Gzip and I can add to the .htacess file. My other hosting co includes it and is easy to do.

Tusen takk
Ray
Ray aka Kreations
Since 1994 Chocolate bar wrappers for all occasions.
https://www.kreationspecialties.com/index.htm
Since 1972 helping clients help "Discover Their Dream Vacation"
www.kstravelnj.com


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Hello all,
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.
Ray
Ray aka Kreations
Since 1994 Chocolate bar wrappers for all occasions.
https://www.kreationspecialties.com/index.htm
Since 1972 helping clients help "Discover Their Dream Vacation"
www.kstravelnj.com

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