Ensuring Proper Search Indexing

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This problem has been known for awhile, but I’ve never done a whole lot to resolve the issue with this site. The problem is that search engines such as Google see URLs with www differently than non-www version. It’s called canonicalization. Based on this entry on SEOMoz and this nifty rewrite rule generator at 14thc, I have now fixed the problem here. I opted to eliminate www as opposed to keep it for the sake of clean URLs. You’ll notice that browsing to http://www.technosailor.com redirects to http://technosailor.com. Basic SEO and server stuff but I decided to resolve the issue once and for all.

Author: Aaron Brazell

Aaron Brazell is a Baltimore, MD-based WordPress developer, A Sr. Web Enginner at 10up, a co-founder at WP Engine, WordPress core contributor and author. He wrote the book WordPress Bible and has been publishing on the web since 2000. You can follow him on Twitter, on his personal blog and view his photography at The Aperture Filter.

  • http://www.14thc.com rmccarley

    Glad you like my little tool. I hated looking up the code and trouble-shooting it with each new site and figured others did too.