Showing posts with label On-page Optimization. Show all posts
Showing posts with label On-page Optimization. Show all posts

WWW or non-WWW : Which is preferred for SEO????

Everyone confused which version WWW or non-WWW is better for SEO? 

There is no significant difference between WWW and non-WWW however they are different little bit in technical aspect. It's a completely personal preference whether to use WWW or non-WWW for your site and google does canonicalization to decide which URL is better if several no. of URLs pointing to the same resource.

WWW vs non-WWW : Difference

WWW in front of  acts site's URL acts as  host name which can help you with flexibility in DNS. WWW have CNAME(Cannonical Name) records. If your site is small and there is only few millions of page views per month then there is no problem with non-WWW version also. But if your website is massive large and there is millions of page views per day, then WWW is preferred over non-WWW because WWW deploy redundant hosts to restrict cookies. 

Google doesn't preferred particular version however it depends on your personal  preference. You can use Google Search Console to set preferred version  of your website URL and can use 301 redirection to redirect one version to another which is beneficial for SEO. However, when people search particular websites most of them entered WWW although this trend is changed in recent stats. I have checked the WWW and non-WWW trend of Google in 2016 which is shown in  below info graphs.

google stats of www and non-www in 2016 infographs
Since, people searched more WWW than non-WWW then obviously WWW has mnemonics advantage over the naked domain names.

5 On-Page SEO Factors

5 On-Page SEO Factors

On-Page SEO

On-Page SEO is most imporatant for better ranking as well as successful marketing compaign. On-page SEo factors are the features of web pages that effects in search engine ranking. 5 important factors are:

  1. Content
  2. URL Structure
  3. Title and Description
  4. Speed and Trust
  5. Internal Link


Content is king of on-page SEO. Good content can make great influence even without SEO while bad content will not survive with great SEO. So content need to be unique, original, well- researched, useful and relevant. When good content is published frequently in your site people can link to it which has great impact in SEO.

URL Structure

Poor URL Structure is a regular SEO issue, that can effect in ranking, keep pages out of search engine reach sometimes which effect in ranking of particular page as well as whole websites. URL need to be straightforward, meaningful and accessible to achieve good ranking result. URL are of two versions www and non-www, we need to choose suitable version in google search console preferred domain. However many people use 301 redirection to point one version to another. URL need to be relevant according to the content of the pages.

In URL structure use hyphenes(-) instead of underscore (_) to connect the words of the phrases. Creation of XML Sitemap makes easy to crawl the different pages of your sites so create XML sitemap and close irrelevant pages using ROBOTS.TXT file.

Title and Description

Title and description both important for SEO. Title tells both search engine and users what your page about while description used to provide information about a web page for the search engine and websites users. Title should be a maximum of 70 characters including spaces. We can place focused keywords in title however placement, separation and relevancy matters in ranking of page. Description does not influence in search algorithm however it affects in CTR(click through rate). Description should be a maximum of 155 characters including spaces and must be descriptive, potent and interesting for users.

Speed and Trust

Page speed and site speed also matter in ranking of web pages. page speed is the times takes to display full content of the specific page. On average e-commerce site take 7 sec to load page but ideal load time is 3/4 sec. Speed has an impact on your audience user experience, bad user experience cost on ranking. if user need to wait long time they will close your website and also slow page load is penalized by the search engine which effects in your ranking. However we can minimize these effects by enable compression, minimizing css, javascript, optimizing images, reduce redirects etc.
Information published on your webpages need to be trusty, genuine and relevant according to titles of the pages  which impact on the trust of the sites and ultimately effect on the ranking.

Internal Linking

Internal link is a one that point to another pages within same domain. we can use target keywords in anchor text and can point to another pages which enables

  1. More reading options for audience.
  2. information hierarchy for a websites.
  3. Improvement in ranking for certain keywords.
  4. helps Search engine to crawl the sites.
  5. spread link juice for that websites.