joined:Mar 17, 2006
I'm trying to fix an issue where pages of my site open with either correct
or incorrect double forward slash in the beginning of the file path:
Oddly enough, the second form is how GA sends me to my own pages from its reports. I can't figure out if it's a GA issue or something's terribly wrong with how Googlebot browses my site.
Anyhow, the site has a rather complicated .htaccess file and I've yet to find a rule that would satisfy all the other existing rules but successfully removed that extra forward slash. While working on it, I got to wonder if that even matters. It looked to me that the way this always happens with GA reports, perhaps Google takes a relaxed view on that extra slash that does not change anything. Perhaps they even delete it themselves before indexing, I'm not sure.
Does anyone see an issue with leaving that extra forward slash untouched and letting pages open on both versions of URL?