WWW vs Non-WWW: Google Says It Does Not Matter

Aug 8, 2017 • 7:32 am | comments (26) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

Which is better, to have a www or not to have the www to start you domain name? I know Search Engine Land redirects the www to the non-www, so their canonical domain is http://searchengineland.com/ not http://www.searchengineland.com/. Here we use the www and redirect the non-www to the www.

Which is better?

The answer is neither. They are both the same for Google. It is more of a brand decision than anything else.

The question was asked by Brett Levreau:

Pete Meyers from Moz answered and John Mueller from Google backed his answer up:

So do what you want, but stick to one or the other if you can control it. If not, Google will figure it out anyway.

Which do you use? I suspect most of the internet uses the WWW.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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