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relative url format
html url formatting affect on google

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Msg#: 13951 posted 12:30 am on Jun 5, 2003 (gmt 0)
lo all,
Which url format is best to use when creating href's?

They all work, and they should all be spiderable, but does google care? or is there a 'best practice' within html?

Cheers in advance.



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Msg#: 13951 posted 4:47 pm on Jun 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

As long as they point to the right page when evaluated by Google, it doesn't matter.

I prefer using absolute, site root-based urls eg /directory/ - there's no need to use fully qualified url's - except for off site links of course ;)


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Msg#: 13951 posted 7:09 pm on Jun 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

I dislike ../../../foo/bar/page.html type references as they become very complicated if you later reorganise the structure of the site.

I prefer to specify the full path relative to the root folder.


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Msg#: 13951 posted 2:25 am on Jun 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

I usually use /dir/ for my urls as it just makes things so much simpler but its always worth checking with the experts incase theirs something im missing out on.

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