Msg#: 3774505 posted 6:37 pm on Oct 27, 2008 (gmt 0)
I get 50 "not found" errors in webmaster tools for mydomain.com/index.html, all from pages linking to the root mydomain.com. I do not have index.html, but index.php. This error occured on ten different days, so I guess no server error. Anything to worry about?
Msg#: 3774505 posted 7:49 pm on Oct 27, 2008 (gmt 0)
Thanks g1smd! Can you direct me to a specific post? I already link to "/" and I get the error for 50 pages already linking to "/". It seems that the server sometimes (when Google visits) redirects "/" to "index.html".
Msg#: 3774505 posted 12:05 am on Oct 28, 2008 (gmt 0)
It seems that the server sometimes (when Google visits) redirects "/" to "index.html".
That's something to track down and fix - most esepcially if search engine bots are being treated differently than the regular browsers. The domain root (or directory root) should resolve directly with no redirects needed.
Here's a thread that discusses the domain root versus index.html issue in more detail: