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301 on some folders

Is it a server issue?

     

robinponty

8:44 am on Sep 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi,
I have a site with around 600 pages. I was analysing the logs after downloading themm on my desktop. Now see that for "some of my folder", it is showing as the 301, document moved. I tried running Xenu, a link checker software and it is also showing the same thing (moved permanently.). Though I am able top open the folder's index page and other pages inside, pretty well. Most of this is happenning wiht the home page of the "couple of folders"

What cud be the possible cause? Can somebody advice.
Thanks in adavce for help.

robinponty

4:34 am on Sep 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Hi, Can somebody help..Thanks for your time...

jdMorgan

4:49 am on Sep 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It's pretty hard to tell from what you've posted. Try using the server headers checker [webmasterworld.com]. Request a few of your URLs that are returning 301, and a few that are not. Use the exact URL-path you see in your logs. Examine the "moved to" URL shown in the 301 response Location header. The difference between that URL and the original requested URL may give you a clue as to why the redirect is taking place.

The most common reason for an unprogrammed 301 redirect is a missing trailing slash on the URL. Remember that mydomain.com/folder is, by URL-parsing rules, a request for a file named "folder". On the other hand, mydomain.com/folder/ is a request for the index file in the subdirectory named "folder". So, it may be that some of your links are missing a trailing slash, and the server is issuing a redirect to correct the problem.

Jim

 

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