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Links With and without / at the end

yoursite.com/ or yoursite.com?

   
3:05 pm on May 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Putting the / at the end helps the speed of the new page opening. (right?)

Also linking to the same page is good (not sometimes linking to [yoursite.com...] and others to [yoursite.com)...]

What about the / at the end?
Most of times I link to [mysite.com...] instead
[mysite.com...]

Will that influence in some way if my new links point to my domain but ending with /?

7:47 am on May 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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both are OK, with the / at the end is better
/BP
7:40 pm on May 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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using www.mysite.com/ compared to www.mysite.com means that the server has slightly less processing to do
4:23 am on May 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I think the question was how the search
engines treat it - do they give credit from one to the other, etc.
4:38 am on May 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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This is related to the way the server redirects incoming traffic to the site's root doc. In some cases of virtual hosting, you need to specify the trailing / to explicitly direct to the root document of the virtual site.

Saying www.yoursite.com/ is the same as saying [yoursite.com...] or whatever you have in your server config.

Without the trailing slash you are asking the server to do a redirect (which it will happily do). However your visitor might not like it - for example some spiders don't like to encounter a redirect at the root document level.

Use the trailing slash with no penalty, or if it is inside an href specify the actual file e.g. http*www.yoursite.com/index.html

[edited by: martinibuster at 7:32 am (utc) on May 23, 2004]
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