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(Entry was posted by נתן גאידאי on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, January 21, 2021).

Do Google cares about protocol in terms of linking building?

Google cares about protocol in terms of linking building? I have a lot of old links that are http
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  • Michael Martinez: The protocol doesn`t matter.
  • נתן גאידאי: Michael Martinez But www.example.com and https://example.com are separate correct?EXAMPLE.COMExample DomainExample Domain
  • Michael Martinez: They are separate unless one is redirected to the other.They are separate unless they publish the exact same content as the other - and canonicalization is used to fold their PageRank-like value into one address.If they are not canonically combined (for whatever reason), then they can share PageRank-like value by linking to each other.Don`t overthink this.If you have 2 URLs on a site (Alpha and Beta), and you can load them separate into browsers without either redirecting to the other, then the site is publishing 2 separate and distinct documents regardless of whether they use the same protocol or if the only difference between their spellings is that 1 is terminated with a slash.Whether the search engines treat them as 1 document or 2 depends on the rules they apply to interpreting the 2 documents.If they are literally identical and the site doesn`t redirect one protocol to the other, assume the search engines will attempt to collapse them into a canonical state - but you`re not guaranteed success.
  • נתן גאידאי: Michael Martinez I am just refreshing myselfBasics are keySo I have all of my websites subdomains from www redirected with a 301 to the root domain.I was confused if I need to have an A record for the subdomain www... I guess a 301 is a better idea?
  • נתן גאידאי: Michael Martinez And thank you so much for your responsivness and dedication! I appreciate you replies very much!
  • Michael Martinez: נתן גאידאי Just use a 301-redirect.

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