I’ve had a right game trying to index http://www.blacklabradorpuppies.co.uk with Google. Nothing would show in the site: search operator and WMT crawl was giving ‘redirected.’ It would not let me specify my preferred version of domain name i.e. http://www.domain rather than http://domain
After some hunting I found that I needed to add both versions of domain name to my webmaster tools search console account and verify both of them to allow me to chose my preferred. Further hunting referred to the domain in WP/Settings/General so I checked it there and found it listed with the non-www version. I have not changed that myself and had not come across the indexing problem before with previous sites – all on canvas – which have indexed fine. Can you please shed any light on what’s going on here?
I can’t find anything in there that I can change to set preferred to www. Will check next time I register a new name to see if there’s an option.
I did alter the WP URL to http://www. and this has enabled Google to index it rather than showing a ‘redirect’ in wmt (after I added the http:// only site & verified it.)
Hopefully it’ll – – -Ahh, straight in on page 6 of Google searches for quite a competitive keyword :-)
I’ve been putting in some research on seo !