www is depreciated here

I am trying to clean up my duplicate WordPress content here at ecrosstexas.com.

Today I updated my .htacess file to redirect www.ecrosstexas.com to ecrosstexas.com as WWW is deprectiated. I have been using just ecrosstexas.com for some time now as my preferred URL. Of course, I could have used this plugin instead of hacking my .htacess file. A word of caution Cool URIs don’t change.

In order to answer this question, we must first recall the definition of WWW:

World Wide Web:
n. Abbr. WWW
1) The complete set of documents residing on all Internet servers that use the HTTP protocol, accessible to users via a simple point-and-click system.
2) n : a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol.

Last week I updated my template’s header.php robots meta tag. Now <meta name="robots" content="index,follow" /> is only in the <head> of my main blog page, individual entries, and pages. My archives (monthly, categories, etc) all get <meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow" />. Details can be found in How to Make a WordPress Blog Duplicate Content Safe.

Search Engine Features for Webmasters

Danny Sullivan put this gem online back in December, but I ran across it today at xBlog.

The search engine features chart below is designed primarily for webmasters who care about how crawler-based search engines index their sites. It provides a summary of important factors and features that can affect how sites are indexed and ranked. Full explanations of items can be found immediately below the comparison chart.