http://www.hexham.info & http://hexham.info

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I keep seeing reports that these http://www.hexham.info & http://hexham.info are seen by search engines as 2 different sites. I dont want the www. - in my gogole webmasters account i have specified the 1 without the www. is main site but at the same time i also see errors -

error example:
Permanent Redirect Not Found

Search engines may think hexham.info and www.hexham.info are two different sites.You should set up a permanent redirect (technically called a "301 redirect") between these sites. Once you do that, you will get full search engine credit for your work on these sites.

For example, hexham.info seems to have 225 inbound links whereas www.hexham.info has 33 inbound links. By correctly configuring a permanent 301 redirect, the search rankings might improve as all inbound links are correctly counted for the website.

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Anyone who know about this your help would be much appreciated.

Lee.
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Hi Lee

We do set up a 301 redirect to your canonical domain if your domain is managed by us. However, if it is managed elsewhere you need to configure your DNS settings with your registrar to ensure that one is set as your canonical domain and that the other one is permanently redirected.
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I'm getting a similar report Monique and my domain has been managed by Yola.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Discussing this with some engineers, Peter. Will get back to you shortly.
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Peter

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Thank you for this.