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is there a difference with a / at the end?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Francois73, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Francois73

    Francois73 Regular Member

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  2. ksy213

    ksy213 Power Member

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    They are the same thing. So don't worry too much and keep on building links :)
     
  3. Francois73

    Francois73 Regular Member

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    Ok great!
    Thanks for your answer.
    So I'll continue...
     
  4. drax

    drax Junior Member

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    wrong wrong wrong - please read this

    Code:
    http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/seo-advice-url-canonicalization/
    This is fundamental stuff for SEO

    For example, most people would consider these the same urls:

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    www.example.com
        example.com/
        www.example.com/index.html
        example.com/home.asp
    But technically all of these urls are different. A web server could return completely different content for all the urls above. When Google "canonicalizes" a url, we try to pick the url that seems like the best representative from that set.
     
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  5. ksy213

    ksy213 Power Member

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    nik-0 BANNED BANNED

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    I believe there is a difference between url's with a / at the end and the ones without the /
     
  7. upl8t

    upl8t Regular Member

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    Use the / There is a difference and it saves a round trip to the server when serving up the result to your visitor which equals faster delivery.
     
  8. Francois73

    Francois73 Regular Member

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    So what should I do ?
    Make backlinks to the url with the / or to url without ?
    Maybee on both ?
     
  9. Kymon

    Kymon Newbie

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    I would sugguest building your links with the /
    My 2CW
    Cheers
     
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    Ricky Roma Regular Member

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  11. Francois73

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    do a 301 redirect for the trailing /
     
  13. DaveWolf

    DaveWolf Junior Member

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    If you want it to look natural don't use the /
    Nobody on the internet types the / when linking to a website.