joined:June 13, 2006
I know about slash and non slash duplicate content issues within google and use the .htaccess file to sort though my large sites. (I cant use the canonical tag because of the way my large sites are created), anyway I have found solutions for these.
But recently I became aware I did not understand my homepage correctly.
Is it really "www.example.co.uk" or
"www.example.co.uk/" with the slash?
Or do I choose, even though browsers always show the slash?
All web browerss show the domain with the slash, but I have been very aware that just about all links comming into my homepage, are links without the slash.
What made this more apparent was the "site" command with slash shows slightly diffrent results than without the slash, suggesting that the Goog treats the homepage differently just like internal pages.
So should all links to my site include the backslash on root domain or does it not really matter?
Is this issue as important as www to non www and index to root duplicate issues?
Thanks in advance