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Preferred Domain URL In Google Search – How To Set WWW (Non-Naked) or Non-WWW (Naked) Versions

By KWS Adams Jan4,2016
Preferred Domain URL In Google Search - How To Set WWW (Non-Naked) or Non-WWW (Naked) Versions

Discover how to set your preferred domain url in Google search results using Google webmasters tools / search console. By reading this post, you will be able to learn how to set a full non naked domain name to be visible every time users search for your site using Google search engine, and to pop up your results using the naked version of your domain URL. While both of the full www or non-www versions remain pointing to your site, studies indicate that either of the two has a better search engine optimization effect on your overall performance of your site.

And its due to a high volume of requests from my readers as to why I am sharing with you this tutorial on how to set a preferred domain url in Google search by either choosing the www or the non-www version of your URL to be shown in search engines. And please note, this tutorial is about how to do the above using Google webmasters tools or search console other than from your web hosting provider, since it can to done from that end.

How to set preferred domain url in Google search using Console

1. Begin by creating a Google webmasters tools account, adding and verifying your website.

Setting Preferred Domain URL In Google Search

2. Look out for and click on the Gear icon which is usually on the top right hand side, and select site settings.

3. Under Preferred domain, select your domain URL choice eg don’t set a preferred domain, display URLs as and or display URLs as Of course, your domain name will replace once you are logged in.

That is all. You are done. You should sit back, relax and wait until Google chances your domain URL in search results, and which can take some time depending on the number of URL’s in their index.

By KWS Adams

My name is KWS Adams . (Call me Kateregga). I am an IT addict who loves playing around with computers and internet. Computers help me try out different things while turning them into reality, while the internet powers me stay live online. Besides computers, I am a project planning and management professional with an Award obtained from MUK, one of the oldest and best Universities in Africa. Find me on Twitter, Facebook and Whatsapp. Find more on how to contact me using the contact me page.

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