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Page redirects & duplicate pages vs spiders

   
3:06 pm on Feb 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My Web Page Creator (WebEasy Professional) always creates an "index.html" that simply REDIRECTS viewers to my home page.

Will this cause spiders to not reject my page?

I have been advised by others to delete to the index.html file and replace it with a renamed copy of my home page. That is, rename a copy of my home page to "index.html"

Will having 2 pages (my home page and the index.html) containing exactly the same script cause spiders to reject my page?

Tom

3:22 pm on Feb 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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tomw1944 [webmasterworld.com] wrote at 03:06 AM on Feb. 15, 2003 in message #1 [webmasterworld.com]
I have been advised by others to delete to the index.html file and replace it with a renamed copy of my home page. That is, rename a copy of my home page to "index.html"

You donīt need to rename your homepage to index. Simply use DirectoryIndex [httpd.apache.org] to change the file Apache [httpd.apache.org] looks for when a UA requests a directory. On other servers there are similar options as well.

tomw1944 [webmasterworld.com] wrote at 03:06 AM on Feb. 15, 2003 in message #1 [webmasterworld.com]

Will having 2 pages (my home page and the index.html) containing exactly the same script cause spiders to reject my page?

Probably not. They will just index one of those pages. Google will choose the one with higher PR.

11:27 pm on Feb 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Andreas,

Thanks for your reply.

Q:1 If I don't replace the current "index.html", the index.html will REDIRECT the user to my home page. The question is . . .whether spiders will reject my page because of the duplication.

Q:2 I think your answer of "Probably not" although not a firm answer, may let my duplicated page get by the spider.

Does anyone else have an opinion?

Tom