| 11:30 pm on Jun 5, 2006 (gmt 0)|
If you run some searches or do a link:, you will see the trailing slash does not change the results, so you have to conclude then, no difference. However, it is a very good practice to include the trailing slash when asking for links to your homepage as it eliminates the other site from unwittingly include the following space (%20) as part of your website name which would not result in a good link back to you.
| 10:04 pm on Jun 7, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Google does like the forward slash.
| 11:24 pm on Jun 7, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Is that one of the reasons Google doesn't always crawl all of my pages?
| 11:41 am on Jun 8, 2006 (gmt 0)|
naitsirhc26 - that is a Google search question, not a question for the link development forum, so if you'd like to discuss that, please head over to the Google search forum and craft a new message there. Let's keep this thread on topic, thanks.
| 11:13 pm on Jun 9, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Correct link is http://www.example.com/
| 4:19 am on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)|
A link to example.com will automatically forward to example.com/
A link to example.com/ will load quicker than one to example.com because the user's browser doesn't have to send a second request to the server in order to arrive at the same place.