homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.227.5.234
register, free tools, login, search, subscribe, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Subscribe to WebmasterWorld
Home / Forums Index / Microsoft / Bing Search Engine News
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: mack

Bing Search Engine News Forum

    
.com and .com/index.htm
rossendryv




msg:3316045
 6:13 pm on Apr 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

I am having trouble only getting MSN to index .com only. Both .com and .com/index.htm is being listed. It seems to be having a direct effect on results in index.

 

jdMorgan




msg:3316054
 6:24 pm on Apr 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yes, it does, because it "splits" your link popularity and, in the case of Google, your PageRank, across multiple URLs.

Have you read the threads on domain [google.com] and URL canonicalization [google.com] here at WebmasterWorld?

Jim

Philosopher




msg:3316061
 6:27 pm on Apr 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

That will generally happen when there are links pointing to both versions.

If you can find where the links to .com/index.html are and get them altered to point to the .com version only, that will eventually solve the problem.

It's also best practice to make sure all the links within your site reference pages the same way to avoid this issue.

rossendryv




msg:3316917
 3:57 pm on Apr 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the help. I can fix some internal links leading to .index.htm.

The problem is inbound links going to .index. Especially now that there are no Tools to check this specifically since MSN backlink checker is not operating?

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Microsoft / Bing Search Engine News
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved