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Yahoo and the base href tag

Does it work together?



7:52 am on Sep 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The situation is like this: example.com has a lot of unique content, 100.000+ pages. According to the Yahoo Site Explorer it has 92.851 incoming links. But only 1 page is in the index: www.example.com

Notice the use of www, all pages are redirected with 301's to the non-www version. Other search engines crawl the site perfect but Yahoo doesn't. I think it's because of the base href tag.

Every page has this tag:
<base href="http://example.com/">
(notice the slash on the end)

And the links are like this:
<a href="reviews/16">
<a href="images">

The actual url's are:

Is that a problem for the Yahoo spider? Or do we have other problems? Pages aren't blocked by robots.txt.

[edited by: martinibuster at 6:33 am (utc) on Sep. 21, 2006]
[edit reason] Removed URL & Examplified Examples. [/edit]


2:17 pm on Sep 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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8:10 pm on Sep 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member billys is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

I used to do EXACTLY what you describe below, base href and with links working from that base.

I did not have trouble in Yahoo because of it, but I did change this approach and now have absolute references.

The reason I changed it was because if a publication of mine appeared on another website (for good or bad reasons) then the absolute reference actually works.


12:36 pm on Sep 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Then there must be an other reason, the site has +90.000 incomming links. No spam, but just trough natural growth.

It drives me nuts.


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