Looksmart inserts a "// at the end of any url I submit that does not have an extension , htm, html, php, etc.
Ordinarily this is not a problem but I have a company that I am promoting and they give me a sub page to their domain and add /mypage to their url.
They track using "aspx" extension.
In any event they cannot track properly when Looksmart inserts the "/".
I have emailed Looksmart and am wondering if anyone knows if they will in fact drop it for me? I have my suspicions they will not. Argh...
BTW...has anyone learned of a phone number to actually talk to someone at Looksmart? I get so frustrated waiting for days and days for a response. Currently I am spending about $2000 a month with them and have yet to be offered a better means of coommunication.
Msg#: 2028 posted 12:35 am on Mar 25, 2003 (gmt 0)
As I understand it, the reason you'll see a "/" at the end of a link is to cut the amount of server time it takes to access the site/link.
Seems if you don't have the "/" at the end (http://www.mydomain.com), the server tells your computer it can't find the site. Then your computer tells the server "try putting a "/" on the end of the address (http://www.mydomain.com/)", at which point the server says "Oh sure. No problem." and serves up the requested site.
This is obviously an oversimplification, but it's the best way I can think of to explain my understanding of how it all works. ;)