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Backlinks with Trailing slash or Without Trailing Slash ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bluegarden, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. bluegarden

    bluegarden Regular Member

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    hi,

    i've been doing lots of xrumer and sb backlinks. recently, i changed my static website to a wordpress site.

    should i use http://www.mysite.com/page1/ or http://www.mysite.com/page1
    for the backlinks that i build ?

    wordpress does not usually show the trailing slash after pages. but it shows the trailing slash for posts.
     
  2. thetraveller

    thetraveller Senior Member

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    I think you should use the slash, some programs may consider "/page1" a link to a file rather than a directory.
     
  3. valle

    valle Junior Member

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    Don't think it matters but choose one and stick with it.
     
  4. kawarimi

    kawarimi Registered Member

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    Yup, choose one and stick with it.
     
  5. Victoria Seo

    Victoria Seo Junior Member

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    Really this doesn't matter much, but it's always better to do backlinks with one type of links, so choose one and link to it constantly
     
  6. bluegarden

    bluegarden Regular Member

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    the issue would be duplicate content since Google treats

    http://www.mysite.com/page and http://www.mysite.com/page/ as two different pages that is why the non slash version could have PR7 and the slash version PR0.

    one thing i noticed with Wordpress Version 3.2 is that it always uses a trailing slash. in fact you can never remove the trailing slash.

    with earlier Wordpress versions, you can remove the trailing slash.
     
  7. shaun_shaun

    shaun_shaun Junior Member

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    I dont think there is any problem with or without / ..
    usually I m building backlinks to without /(www.mydomain.com).
    anyway in my website, I have same PR to / and without / versions. it doesnt really matter..google always shows webpages as www.mydomain.com/ (with /) in their search results.
     
  8. Drink More Tea

    Drink More Tea Regular Member

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    I would use both for the purpose of making your linking look more natural.
     
  9. Frogserv

    Frogserv Regular Member

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    On the root domain, with or without the /, it's not a big deal.

    But http://www.mysite.com/page1/ or http://www.mysite.com/page1 are not the same for GG. If it's a page, build your links without the /.
    If you have already done linkbuilding with the /, you can write a 301 rule to the url without the /