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    Lightbulb What is canonical error in Seo, and what happens if we do not provide canonical cod


    What happens if we not providing Canonical tags in websites, and our page is open both with www and without www.
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    You miss out on 'link juice' if people accidentally link to your www (if you prefer the non-www) or vice versa.

    Is it really a problem in your case?

    If so: why not use "MOD_rewrite" or "ISAPI rewrite" to condense the lot?

    If done right, there's really no need for any 'canonical tags'.
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    The risk is google considering your pages as duplicate content

    You can choose wsch version of the site you wish to use by registering both versions (www and non-www) in Google Webmaster Tools and choosing the one you prefer, but you can also redirect urls with your .htaccess file by adding the following code (edit with your domain name)

    #####non-www to www redirect#######


    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example.com$
    RewriteRule (.*) http://www.example.com$1 [R=301,L]

    #####end redirect######

    That should fix this issue without using canonical links.

    Hope this helped

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