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relative vs absolute
rcjordan

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Msg#: 178 posted 1:17 am on Nov 2, 2000 (gmt 0)

Relative links are very popular in site design, though I rarely use them myself. I now foresee a need to use them in a cgi template. Is there evidence that spiders follow absolute links better?

 

oilman

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Msg#: 178 posted 1:21 am on Nov 2, 2000 (gmt 0)

I use all relative links and have never had any problems. Granted I don't have any absolute vs relative data but the fact remains that I have yet to see pages not indexed because of it. They all seem to get in eventually (except for INK of course ;))

georged

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Msg#: 178 posted 3:05 pm on Nov 2, 2000 (gmt 0)

Call me Jesse Buttinsky, but what's a relative (or, indeed, an absolute) link?

scott

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Msg#: 178 posted 3:37 pm on Nov 2, 2000 (gmt 0)

I think I know this one. Absolute would be the whole thing.....http://www.mysite.mypage.htm

and relative would be just /mypage.htm

georged

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Msg#: 178 posted 4:48 pm on Nov 2, 2000 (gmt 0)

Makes sense now,
thanks
george

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 178 posted 5:43 pm on Nov 2, 2000 (gmt 0)

No evidence that spiders follow abs better than relative. However, there is evidence that absolute has enough qualities that make them very attractive.
From an issue of the quarterly on Absolute vs Relative [searchengineworld.com] from last year.

ihelpyou

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Msg#: 178 posted 7:01 pm on Nov 2, 2000 (gmt 0)

wow Brett, I never thought of that before. Thanks for the tip and the BK thing.

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