use .htaccess, or pay the price..

I noticed on tylercruz’s blog, he’s made a major mistake, and one that has cost him dearly in terms of PR.

Go to and notice a healthy PR5

Now go to and notice a PR4

So google is viewing his blog as at least two different sites and the pagerank proves this. This can be solved with a few lines of code.

I blogged about this a few weeks ago. I knew about it, but never implemented it as i thought it was just a myth. Once my PR didn’t increase, i said i was taking no chances from now on and i’d add re-directs pointing to www.

I assume Tyler doesn’t know about this, but then again maybe he has some reasoning behind it.. but from what i’ve gathered studying SEO and building blogs, this is a simple, but crucial change that needs to be made to maximise SEO and PR.

3 thoughts on “use .htaccess, or pay the price..”

  1. I know of it, but haven’t researched it yet. I, too, am very wary of myths, especially when it comes to SEO.

    I may research into this some more though.

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