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Including http:// In Anchor Link anand84 msg:4092522 5:38 am on Mar 6, 2010 (gmt 0) Hi All, It might be a trivial issue, but wanted to hear your opinion on this. Does it make a difference if you link to pages on your website using the link example.com/index.html instead of http://example.com/index.html ? Do search engines see it differently?
phranque msg:4092543 7:34 am on Mar 6, 2010 (gmt 0)
if it is linked to from a url that specifies a different schema, for example the https: protocol, the search engines would link to and therefore index it separately from the http: specification. anand84 msg:4092551 8:06 am on Mar 6, 2010 (gmt 0)
Thank you Phranque. The reason I have put this question is that I shall be moving my website from [ ...] to [ example1.com ...] and I will have to hence modify all the internal links from my 1200+ pages. example2.com I thought if I may simplify my work by merely removing the "http://example1.com" from the internal links instead of replacing each of those with a "http://example2.com". Doing so, I see links to the page without http prefix And thankfully, all my pages are on http protocol only. I guess then that this should ok?
sevamaster msg:4109692 10:30 am on Apr 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
Use "/index.html" or simply "/" to link to main page. leadegroot msg:4110060 9:41 am on Apr 5, 2010 (gmt 0)
I may be misunderstanding, but if you put: <a href="example.com/index.html">some link text</a> on your page, then the landing page will be: http://example.com/example.com/index.html and thats probably not what you want. You can put: <a href="http://example.com/index.html">some link text</a> or <a href="/index.html">some link text</a> or a couple of other variants - but you can't leave off the http as you describe! anand84 msg:4111567 5:28 pm on Apr 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
Thank you leadegroot and Sevamaster...I have been doing just that now..