Does the trailing slash matter?

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  1. danielgb123

    danielgb123 Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    I've been doing some backlinking and a question hit me, does the trailing slash (/) after your TLD actually matter?

    My wordpress site which I am building links to is www.mydomain.net
    I am building links to it as www.mydomain.net

    However, in Google it appears as
    www.mydomain.net/

    Does the trailing slash matter?

    If I type it with the trailing slash, it redirects to the version without it.

    I know that www or no www matters, however I was unsure on this one.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Ramsweb

    Ramsweb Senior Member

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    If it redirects, you are good to go. Wordpress has automatic redirects for those little problems. I don't think it will affect you in any way. Would be nice to hear a couple of more opinions though.
     
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  3. frappertank

    frappertank Junior Member

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    OOps. Edited...because I made a mistake.

    Yes, if you're using WordPress, you're good to go!
     
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  4. danielgb123

    danielgb123 Regular Member

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    Alright, great - thanks guys! :)
     
  5. johndoejohndoe

    johndoejohndoe Junior Member

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    I came into an issue with the slash a few hours ago while viewing google webmaster tools. It showed that I had duplicate titles for two pages. I'm not sure why or how they were crawed that way though, since it should automagically re-direct. I believe it has to do with some sort of paging issue. I imagine it could hurt you if it was pretty widespread accross your site, but who knows. Note: I'm using wordpress also.