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11:30 am on Jun 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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hello all,
i have just tried to spider my site using the sim-spider....and it does the home page fine...however all the other 27,500 pages are located evenly in 12 folders of assorted names...and it seems that it doesnt spider within those folders?
i am a total newbie to this and would love to post the url so someone can check on my behalf with the sim-spider......but i know the rules..LOLOL :-)
do i have to scrap the folders..and just have a long long long list of pages?

thanks for some advice


2:45 pm on Jun 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

If your running Windoze, try using the Xenu link checker. It IS a spider and will crawl your entire site, identify broken links, etc.

Brett's sim spider only crawls the page you request. You could submit all 27,500 URLs to the sim spider of course... ;)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld! :)


8:20 am on Jun 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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if i am using the sim....or entering my site to search engines ,,,should i give the url as:




does the / help?

Gemelli :-)


3:48 am on Jun 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

A properly formed hypertext URL is [example.com...] but most well written code will add the "http://" prefix or the trailing slash if you don't include them. It can't hurt to include them in case the programmer overlooked something.


12:51 pm on Jun 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi all,
Xenu is normally very good, but for one site it just doesn't feel right: 99% of the address are canceled.. Do you know any other tool that could help me through?

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