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What's the difference between these 2 hostnames?

golfntours
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What's the difference between these 2 hostnames?

Google analytics shows traffic coming to two hostnames to my site:

http://www.golfntours.com and golfntours.com

What's the difference?
Thanks
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Last edited by ampie g on 29 Jan 10 4:00 am, edited 1 time in total.
 

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chatyak86
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There is none... it's just a different URL typed in is all.
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markling
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It's a good idea at this stage to decide whether you want to be http://www.golfntours.com or golfntours.com, and then do a 301 redirect in your .htaccess file so that everything goes to one of those options, instead of being split between the two. I'm not too sure if Google have fixed it yet, but they view [http://www.golfntours.com] and golfntours.com as being different sites, so any links and PR you get heading toward [http://www.golfntours.com] doesn't count for golfntours.com.

Bit silly, but anyway.

http://www.isitebuild.com/301-redirect.htm has instructions for how to do it. Otherwise just Google "301 redirect" and you'll probably find lots of sites that show you how.

All the best,
Mark
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golfntours
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Apparently this is always not a good thing to have on site, this 301 redirect, as it's always viewed with suspicion by crawlers as a 'redirecting to something else' by dubious sites.

More woes:
My site is http://www.GOLFnTours.com (no page by itself) but is redirected by 301 to (broken link removed) on opening. Apparently this is one of the reasons why it took so long for G to give a PR (if you recall in your critique of my site, Mark)....hmmm..lot's of work and nothing moving!!!
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Last edited by ampie g on 29 Jan 10 4:19 am, edited 3 times in total.
Reason: broken link removed