We re-did a clients' website and took over the hosting of it. In doing so we also took over the webmaster tools. I'll be honest with you, we normally just provide simple websites for small companies (as an add-on service) and tell them that they need to look after the SEO themselves. However, recently we have started to setup/take over their webmaster and analytical tools and perform the basics for them.
Going through the options there is a section called Data Highlighter. In trying to submit a page here it is telling me that the URL is incorrect. and that it requires www to be added to the address. But once I start this, I get a second error saying that we are not the verified user on this address.
The site URL when on the home page is http://website.com
. However, when taking over the control of the webmaster tools I got control of http://www.website.com
. In the majority of the webmaster tools this does not seem to be an issue. I have also searched on the difference between the two variations and the results say that search engines don't seem to care much. But I'm not sure about this.
I setup the second variation of the URL with webmaster tools and now have both under my control. So my question to you is ...........
Will having the two variations of the URL in my webmaster tools cause a conflict that will decrease any value that I have started to build up?
Will I now need to duplicate everything that I do in one with the other?