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relative url format

html url formatting affect on google

   
12:30 am on Jun 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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lo all,
Which url format is best to use when creating href's?
e.g.
./directory/
http://www.example.com/directory/
/directory/

They all work, and they should all be spiderable, but does google care? or is there a 'best practice' within html?

Cheers in advance.

4:47 pm on Jun 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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As long as they point to the right page when evaluated by Google, it doesn't matter.

I prefer using absolute, site root-based urls eg /directory/ - there's no need to use fully qualified url's - except for off site links of course ;)

7:09 pm on Jun 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I dislike ../../../foo/bar/page.html type references as they become very complicated if you later reorganise the structure of the site.

I prefer to specify the full path relative to the root folder.

2:25 am on Jun 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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cheers.
I usually use /dir/ for my urls as it just makes things so much simpler but its always worth checking with the experts incase theirs something im missing out on.