Website Grader Questions

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Can someone explain to me what this statement means and How I can rectify this problem:

Search engines may think myauntcameback.com and www.myauntcameback.com 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.
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njoynlife

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Peter

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Hi njoynlife,

Love the way you can put your questions in such a lay back tone. People like you are needed to make us smile :)

I have a few links for you on this question. There doesn't seem to be a consensus but one of the good suggestions was to run both the site names through Website Grader. See if there's a difference. I guess if there's not then don't consider it.

ie;
1. www.mysite.com
2. mysite.com

See what the difference is.

http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...
http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...
http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...
http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...
http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...
http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...

The other thing to consider maybe is the fact that most of us are focusing on Google indexing. So I think the answer would be related to what Google thinks of this requirement.?
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I try to remain level headed when searching for these answers. There is so much to learn and you all know so much more than I. I really do want to learn this though and only the Good Lord knows why. whew.

Well I ran the test as you suggested and they do come out differently. One ranks a 1 the other 19. Of course the redirect is the one that doesnt work at all. Not that either is acceptable. Sigh. I did raise that 19 from a 3 though.

I read through the links you gave me. Seems to be a debate. I just want to sell my dishes as much as the next dealer. I will wait for Monique or Emmy to come along and tell me what to think about all of this. Hows that for a conclusion? lol
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I think the best way.

I find that the grader can vary by as much as 15% within a day. Not quite sure what that means but I tend to take the average over a few days.
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Im just going to steal someone else's 99 % token off their page and post it on mine, call it all good! (Just kidding Emmy) :)

Thanks for responding Peter. You are kind.
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Have you put a blog on your page, njoyn?

You write very well your personality comes through and your product's background I'm sure would be really fascinating. That really does start energising your site ranking
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I created it, haven't posted to it as of yet. I suppose I could work on that tomorrow. There, I have direction, thank you very much. You are...ALWAYS...giving me something to do Peter. For now, I am going to sleep to get some much needed rest. Have a blessed night and thanks so much for your help so often.
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This might help...

Create a Google analytics account if you don't already have one. https://www.google.com/accounts/Login

Register your site with analytics and sign up for "webmaster tools"

Place the codes on your site. The analytics code goes in a HTML widget at the top of each page you want tracked. The webmaster code goes in the right tool bar under properties on the index page only.

Then verify it. (it's been a while since I set mine up and I don't remember all the steps, but it was easy and self explanatory)

Go to webmaster tools at
http://www.google.com/webmasters

Then choose "settings" - both versions of your url will show up.
Select your preferred domain.

You can also go to "tools" then "remove URL's" and have the www site removed from the Google data base, as well as any old pages or renamed pages that still show in the stats.

While your at it, go to "Local Business center" and place a free ad that will show up on Google maps.

I gave up on the website grader... I keep advancing in the search engine rankings, yet the grader tool keeps dropping my score. Try this instead to get a more accurate outlook...
http://www.exactfactor.com/default.aspx
It runs automatically every week, gives you the rankings on Google, Live and yahoo, can be set for countless keyword search variations and you can set it to notify you when you hit top spots. Once you run it you'll have to wait a week if you add more key words, so get them all in the first time. Also it might take a week or two for it to give an accurate picture of your ranks, but then it's dead on.

Web master tools will also give you a lot of useful stats and worn you of any crawler errors.

If this helps, please make this as "This answers the question". Thanks