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Folder and folder slash have different PR AnonyMouse msg:3763007 3:40 pm on Oct 10, 2008 (gmt 0) Hi,
I've noticed that
domain/folder and domain/folder/
on my site have different PR and backlinks, does that mean that Google doesn't treat them as being the same URL?
tedster msg:3763116 5:29 pm on Oct 10, 2008 (gmt 0)
Right, they are not the same URL. Two URLs are the same only when they are an exact match, character for character - except for page fragment identifiers that follow a # sign. See the following thread, which you can find in the Hot Topics area [ webmasterworld.com], always pinned to the top of this forum's index page. Canonical URL Issues - including some new ones [ webmasterworld.com]
AnonyMouse msg:3763126 5:41 pm on Oct 10, 2008 (gmt 0)
So basically I should 301 redirect domain/folder to domain/folder/
or vice versa, but pick one?
Is there any downside to having multiple 301 redirects? Does G get suspicious that you're up to something?
tedster msg:3763141 5:54 pm on Oct 10, 2008 (gmt 0)
A 301 redirect from /folder to /folder/ is standard practice. No problems from Google on that. g1smd msg:3763163 6:31 pm on Oct 10, 2008 (gmt 0)
Redirecting to add the / one the end - when the resource is a folder - is a part of the HTTP specification.
Some search engines expect it.