| 9:21 pm on Jul 6, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Nothing to worry about at all.
| 4:03 am on Jul 8, 2006 (gmt 0)|
It's actually very good - the more memorable URL is coming up - that probably means that most of the links to you are to domain.com
You can assist in this - if you don't already! - by having all your internal links point to "/" or to domain.com
But either won't stop the page being listed, so need for concern
| 4:16 am on Jul 8, 2006 (gmt 0)|
>> Is there a way to not have an index page on a linux server and still have www.example.com/ come up when the url is typed in?
if there wasn't an index page, how exactly would a page show when the domain name alone was typed in? (the domain name points to a folder not a file as such)
index.htm/.php/.html is generally the default page set by apache to show when the domain name is typed in (or indeed any sub-directory)... this can be changed to anything you like.
by convention it is called index, if you do not have a default index page set apache will display a directory listing - unless that feature is turned off too, which it can be and it is generally a good idea to do so.
| 8:54 pm on Jul 9, 2006 (gmt 0)|
The point is, is that www.domain.com/ will return the content of the index page at THAT URL, and that is the correct operation.
Therefore there is no need to ever refer to the index page itself by its actual filename, as doing so then creates duplicate content issues.
[edited by: g1smd at 8:54 pm (utc) on July 9, 2006]
| 11:01 am on Jul 10, 2006 (gmt 0)|
We still have occurrences of links to index.htm and default.htm within our sites - despite thinking we had cleaned everything up.
Is it possible to do some kind of global search and replace on all instances of “/default.htm” and “/index.htm” with “/” across our network of sites on our Linux server?
| 3:37 pm on Jul 10, 2006 (gmt 0)|
One of my site showing both example.com/ and example.com/index.php when i do a site: search
will it create any problem?
| 7:19 pm on Jul 10, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Yes, it is duplicate content.
Work to get all links pointing to "/".
In time, the other will be dropped.
| 11:29 pm on Jul 10, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Just for the record, for those that need this info, a global search and replace can be done on "index.htm" and "default.htm" to "/" - I just found out.