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Homepage has PageRank, /index has nothing?
Why does my domain name have a pagerank, but my index page have none?

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Msg#: 3901755 posted 6:55 pm on Apr 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

My homepage has a Google PR4. Currently, the site has a redirect setup from the main domain to /index.aspx. When that redirect takes place, I see my pagerank change from 4 to NA.

Any ideas why this happens?



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Msg#: 3901755 posted 10:30 pm on Apr 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

That happens because there are two different URLs and each URL has it's own PR figure.

Are you sure the redirect is a 301 redirect, and is not a 302 redirect?

The redirect should redirect TO the URL without the index filename in it.

The canonical URL for your root index page should be www.example.com/ only.

Sure, the filename inside the server is index.asp but the URL used 'out on the web' should not include the filename.


Additionally check both www and non-www. Do they both work? Does one redirect? Is it a 301 redirect?

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