Ian Lurie // Aug 23 2006
Google has added a ‘preferred domain’ tool to Google Webmaster Central. It lets you tell Google whether you’d like all links to your site to include ‘www’ or not.
This may seem subtle, but it’s a long-standing problem in search engine optimization. Search engines historically see www.mysite.com and mysite.com as two distinct pages, even though they’re probably not. So if folks link to you using mysite.com when you usually use www.mysite.com, they likely don’t help.
Of course, when I clicked the ‘submit’ button I got ‘service unavailable’. Hopefully it’ll be back soon. More bulletins as events warrant…
Ian Lurie is founder and CEO of Portent Inc., an internet marketing agency that has provided internet marketing, including PPC, SEO, social and analytics services, since 1995. Read More