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Links With and without / at the end
yoursite.com/ or yoursite.com?
silverbytes

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Msg#: 1595 posted 3:05 pm on May 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Putting the / at the end helps the speed of the new page opening. (right?)

Also linking to the same page is good (not sometimes linking to [yoursite.com...] and others to [yoursite.com)...]

What about the / at the end?
Most of times I link to [mysite.com...] instead
[mysite.com...]

Will that influence in some way if my new links point to my domain but ending with /?

 

BroadProspect

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Msg#: 1595 posted 7:47 am on May 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

both are OK, with the / at the end is better
/BP

toolkit

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 1595 posted 7:40 pm on May 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

using www.mysite.com/ compared to www.mysite.com means that the server has slightly less processing to do

franklin dematto

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Msg#: 1595 posted 4:23 am on May 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think the question was how the search
engines treat it - do they give credit from one to the other, etc.

paybacksa

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Msg#: 1595 posted 4:38 am on May 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

This is related to the way the server redirects incoming traffic to the site's root doc. In some cases of virtual hosting, you need to specify the trailing / to explicitly direct to the root document of the virtual site.

Saying www.yoursite.com/ is the same as saying [yoursite.com...] or whatever you have in your server config.

Without the trailing slash you are asking the server to do a redirect (which it will happily do). However your visitor might not like it - for example some spiders don't like to encounter a redirect at the root document level.

Use the trailing slash with no penalty, or if it is inside an href specify the actual file e.g. http*www.yoursite.com/index.html

[edited by: martinibuster at 7:32 am (utc) on May 23, 2004]
[edit reason] url edit. [/edit]

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