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Renamed from index.html to index.php



7:20 pm on Jan 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've had to rename my home page from index.html to index.php. Almost all of my links to my home page are to www.mydomain.com but I will have a number of links to www.mydomain.com/index.html

How do I find the links that specify index.html, without checking all of the links to my site?

Thank you for any help,
Doug Stewart


12:18 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If I understand you correctly you want a tool or something to show you where there is a reference made to the wrong index page. A nice tool that I use to find broken links is called Xenu Link Sleuth. It is a free download and its very useful for tasks like this.


1:37 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Not exactly. I want to find a list of all the sites that link to www.mydomain.com/index.html

The reason I want this is that I had to rename my home page from www.mydomain.com/index.html to www.mydomain.com/index.php

Most sites link to www.mydomain.com/ so this is not an issue. However, I do need to find those that link to www.mydomain.com/index.html so that I can correct the link.

In yahoo I can do a linkdomain to get a list of all the links for my site. However, it is checking for a specific URL www.mydomain.com/index.html which is the issue.


4:41 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Wow I totally missed the target there sorry!

I understand now exaclty what you are asking. The easiest solution that I can think of is a 301 (Moved Permanently) Redirect. This can be accomplished in many ways and will preserve your placement in the search engine results.

If you using linux hosting then I would recommend using Apache's mod_rewrite function to do this. If you cant access it then you can use PHP.

If you are using windows hosting then you can also do this with ASP.

Hope that helps.


8:27 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hey there FranceFan,

While a 301 redirect is the best thing to do in this instance, if you want to find out who is linking to a specific page of your site rather than the domain use Yahoo's site explorer, or Link: command for that specific URL (page included)



4:48 am on Jan 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Did you try just searching Google/Yahoo/MSN for
In quotes...

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