I’ve got a quick tip that you should implement TODAY as the first and best thing you can do to help your website in 2013.
However I have seen many cases where a website owner has not configured their website to load without the ‘www’ resulting in a ‘Page Not Found’ error. In many cases the site visitor may assume your website is down and browse off to your competitor. So it is CRITICAL you configure your website to work with and without the ‘www’.
Test your site
Load a browser and enter your website address without the ‘www’. If it fails to load contact your domain host and update your domain IP address or forwarding to ensure it works with and without the ‘www’.
Dan Howe, one of our ultra smart developers here at DecoNetwork (and soon to be blogger!) suggests using a redirect from your non-www to your www. This will yield the best results from an SEO perspective as opposed to having two domain names pointed to the same IP address. Many domain registrars/DNS hosts will allow this functionality (often referred to as domain aliasing).
Trust me. Your website and sales will thank you for it