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relative vs absolute

     

rcjordan

1:17 am on Nov 2, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Relative links are very popular in site design, though I rarely use them myself. I now foresee a need to use them in a cgi template. Is there evidence that spiders follow absolute links better?

oilman

1:21 am on Nov 2, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I use all relative links and have never had any problems. Granted I don't have any absolute vs relative data but the fact remains that I have yet to see pages not indexed because of it. They all seem to get in eventually (except for INK of course ;))

georged

3:05 pm on Nov 2, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Call me Jesse Buttinsky, but what's a relative (or, indeed, an absolute) link?

scott

3:37 pm on Nov 2, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I think I know this one. Absolute would be the whole thing.....http://www.mysite.mypage.htm

and relative would be just /mypage.htm

georged

4:48 pm on Nov 2, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Makes sense now,
thanks
george

Brett_Tabke

5:43 pm on Nov 2, 2000 (gmt 0)

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No evidence that spiders follow abs better than relative. However, there is evidence that absolute has enough qualities that make them very attractive.
From an issue of the quarterly on Absolute vs Relative [searchengineworld.com] from last year.

ihelpyou

7:01 pm on Nov 2, 2000 (gmt 0)

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wow Brett, I never thought of that before. Thanks for the tip and the BK thing.
 

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