I could use some advice about a change we are wanting to make regarding links. Currently our links look like this:
<a href="/blah_blah/index.html">Blah blah</a>
We are considering a change to hard coded links like this:
<a href="http://www.my-site.com/blah_blah/index.html">blah blah</a>
This is probably a very stupid question but I need to hear it from others just to make sure and ease my worries. Will Google think these are different links now? I can't see how it would but everything amazes me with the bots. If, for some reason, it would think these are new links, we can't make the change.
Please, any advice here would be greatly appreciated before our team starts to recode.