www and no www – PR differences

I got an email of rejection for an opp I took from PayPerPost. It was early morning, I just woke up, groggy and all. And I saw the email :

While the content is fine, your blog does not match the description of the Opportunity and fails to meet this requirement as specified by the Advertiser:

-advertiser’s name- (PR 5 or HIGHER)

Currently, your site is 4/10. Also, the page does not load.

My heart skipped a beat and for a few moments, I thought I had been slaughtered by Google. A buddy of mine has his PR dropped a rank recently, you see.

I frantically searched for the official PPP PR Checker and luckily it is PR5/10 without the www and only PR4/10 with the www.chanlilian.net.

Now, how do we overcome this problem? Anyone? How do we get both www and without www to be on par?

Post Author: lilian

5 thoughts on “www and no www – PR differences

    Ah Pek

    (February 3, 2007 - 12:41 am)

    Try this from JohnChow.com.
    Hope it is of some use.


    (February 4, 2007 - 5:50 am)

    damn sad.. my pr also dropped.. :(

    why ?

    David K

    (February 4, 2007 - 10:53 pm)

    In your root domain, there is a file called .htaccess

    Put the following code in your .htaccess

    –start code–

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.articlestools\.com [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.articlestools.com/$1 [L,R=301]

    –end code–

    You can try this :



    same PR and same URL being directed.

    The purpose for this code is to move the without www to www version. make sure you backup the original file first before modification. so, u know what’s wrong if something screw up.

    *** i am flattered to have my site linked from your blogroll. ***


    (February 4, 2007 - 11:43 pm)

    Yeah, I have a PR4 for only techchee.com w/o WWW but PR2 with WWW, I’ve followed johnchow’s method… ummm not sure will cause the PR drop or just balance up to 4? Have 2wait and see ….


    (February 6, 2007 - 3:21 am)

    Wait for the next Google update.

    Another thing you should also do is … set the Error 404 pages.

    Dont be surprise you can get some extra traffic from Document Not Found.

    It can be configure via .htaccess

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