| 9:30 am on Apr 18, 2007 (gmt 0)|
What do you mean by "#"? (sorry, no time to read 193 messages over 7 pages ;) )
If it is # as in [webmasterworld.com...] , "#someanchor" is never seen by the webserver, only by the browser, which strips it out before querying the server.
| 2:38 pm on Apr 18, 2007 (gmt 0)|
We're trying this:
| 12:07 pm on Apr 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
It won't change anything.
Have you seen urls with # in your logs?
| 3:33 pm on Apr 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Yes, here's an example of a URL that gets created when I click on a link to be scrolled down the page:
Do you suggest I change # to something else? If so, what?
| 5:40 pm on Apr 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|Yes, here's an example of a URL that gets created when I click on a link to be scrolled down the page: |
It just means that the browser will request www.domain.com/articles/article-name/ from the server, and scroll the page to the anchor named "view", if it finds one.
The webserver never sees a request with '#'. And if it does by the fault of a bad request, it replies with a 404 (since it has no page named "#view").
|Do you suggest I change # to something else? If so, what? |
You don't have the choice. # is used to navitage to anchors.
| 10:11 pm on Apr 19, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Tx for the clarification.
Am concerned that this will cause the SE's to index both the non "#" page and the "#" page separately, and to discount the backlinks to one of them (probably the "#" version), instead of seeing them as the same page and adding the bl's together. That's what the previous ww URL reference was about - duplicate content.
| 2:20 am on Apr 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
just spoke with someone at google and they told me that using # in the url is not an issue and will not cause duplicate content.
| 2:49 am on Apr 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
It pays to know the right people. Tx Greg!
| 2:53 am on Apr 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
So the second part of the question - what would happen if folk linked to the "/#" as well as the "/" version of the page? Would G be able to recognise these as both being for "/" or would they be diluted?
| 6:34 pm on May 7, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Everything after, and including the #, is stripped out by Google. They don't index it. They see it all as one URL.