This is something that a lot of us don’t look into closely.

Go to the address bar of your browser and type your blogs address. Once with WWW in it and second time without WWW .

Example : Type iSimplyBlog.com and then www.iSimplyBlog.com

In an ideal scenario iSimplyBlog.com should do a 301 redirect (meaning moved permanently) to www.iSimplyBlog.com

Why is this necessary?

Well, search engines won’t be able to understand otherwise that iSimplyBlog.com and www.iSimplyBlog.com are one and the same site!

You can either have non-WWW redirect to WWW or the other way round.

I chose non-WWW to WWW simply because Google does the same ;o)

What You Can Do

1. Check the type of redirect (if any) here

2. If there is no 301 Moved Permanently then read further

3. Copy paste the below code to your .htaccess file

RewriteEngine on

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www.*$

RewriteRule (.*) http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L]

Read This post for more details. I got the above code from the same site.

Hope you now have a 301 redirect to one of the URL types.

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