atlrus - 5:15 pm on Jul 30, 2012 (gmt 0)
I had to resurrect this thread, since I recently fell in this boat, as well.
But unlike the OP, my page is not php, but simple .html which now has the trailing slash behind it. Unfortunately, it's also my most linked-to page and even in the GWMT it shows as "mypage.html/", as well as in the search results. Needless to say, the page ranks nowhere :(
I have no idea what to do. I don't really want to use redirect, since Google is clearly thinking that "mypage.html" and "mypage.html/" is the same page, not sure how any form of redirect would affect this.
Don't' really know the reasoning behind google choosing the page with the slash to be the one that displays, when the majority of the links pointing to this page are all without the slash. I am assuming some scraper messed up and linked to us with a slash.
Anyone has anything new to add to this problem?