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Buliding links to "website.com" and "website.com/" ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Leo00, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. Leo00

    Leo00 Regular Member

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    I have heard on a conference that URLs e.g. "website.com" and "website.com/" are duplicate URLs.

    Is Google smart enough nowadays to filter this out? To my link builders I always provide form website.com/, but sometimes they use form without the slash.

    What is your opinion?
     
  2. adaptable

    adaptable Junior Member

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    I am pretty sure Google is that smart.

    Though using both looks natural instead of 100% no slash and vice versa.
     
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  3. Kralj187

    Kralj187 Senior Member

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    Don't know what conference that was, but it was a waste of your money
     
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  4. diesel1

    diesel1 Senior Member

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  5. Leo00

    Leo00 Regular Member

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    Made my day :) It was WordPress WordCamp actually.

    But seriously. Wouldn't it make sense to 301 redirect the website.com => website.com/ ? Just to pass the link juice.
     
  6. diesel1

    diesel1 Senior Member

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    You can if you want to but I don't think it's necessary
     
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  7. godspeed007

    godspeed007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yeah It's not necessary.
     
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  8. Tosmekop

    Tosmekop Supreme Member

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    You can also throw in a "www.", if you REALLY want to outsmart Google!

    Just kidding.. :)

    Use different variations of your URL, as well as linking to more of your interior pages.
     
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  9. Leo00

    Leo00 Regular Member

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    Actually 301 redirection of www. to non-www (or vice versa) is a classic best practice to avoid duplicate content - stated by every serious (printed) book about SEO I have :)

     
  10. Windmm

    Windmm Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Link to what on can see on your address bar.
     
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  11. karupoiss

    karupoiss Elite Member

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    I once read about the / or not / thing and the server pretty much searches for index.php or index.html when you arrive to the just / address and 301 redirect you to index.php/index.html file. So in the end, it doesn't matter.