If my website has both an 'index.html' and an 'index.htm' file in the root directory, would Googlebot following a link to 'http://www.mysite.com/' pick up both pages?
9:56 pm on Apr 9, 2003 (gmt 0)
If you have links to both pages either internal or from an external website that is already indexed by google then yes - googlebot would find both.
If you only have links to www.yourwebsite.com then it would only find index.html. You would need a seperate link to www.yourwebsite.com/index.htm
10:00 pm on Apr 9, 2003 (gmt 0)
Thats what I thought - brain working slow today. Thanks for the reply...
1:47 am on Apr 10, 2003 (gmt 0)
Well actualyl it will pick up whatever is first in your server settings, i.e. whatever comes up in your browser. The decision lies with the server. So if you have listed them: index.html, index.htm, index.php, index.exe ... then index.html will be seen by google, otherwise with index.htm, index.html, index.php, index.exe ... index.htm will be sent to google.
Depends on your server settings. Simply check with a browser.
1:58 am on Apr 10, 2003 (gmt 0)
<-- expanding on what killroy posted --> The server can be setup to deliver any page you want. The most common defaults setting are index, default and home. The files can be .html, .htm, .php,.cgi or, anything a browser can understand.