Tuesday, June 18, 2019
As we progress with the migration to the new Search Console experience, we will be saying farewell to one of our settings: preferred domain.
It's common for a website to have the same content on multiple URLs. For example, it might have
the same content on
https://example.com/ as on
https://www.example.com/index.html. To make things easier, when our
systems recognize that, we'll pick one URL as the "canonical" for Search. You can still tell us
your preference in multiple ways if there's something specific you want us to pick (see
paragraph below). But if you don't have a preference, we'll choose the best option we find. Note
that with the deprecation we will no longer use any existing Search Console preferred domain
You can find detailed explanations on how to tell us your preference in the Consolidate duplicate URLs help center article. Here are some of the options available to you:
rel="canonical"link tag on HTML pages
- Use a sitemap
301redirects for retired URLs
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