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Linking to "domain.com" or to "domain.com/"?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by karupoiss, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. karupoiss

    karupoiss Elite Member

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    Is there a difference in SEO and linkjuice value being lost if I use "domain.com" or "domain.com/"?

    I have searched info about it and found that if you don't use "/" then the server will think that you want to open a file called "domain.com" and when it doesn't find it it will try to search for the "index.php" file from "/" aka root folder or something. It still was confusing for me so forgive me if I got this wrong :D

    Anyways, for SEO and link juice purposes, does it matter if I link to "domain.com" or to "domain.com/"?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Freynan

    Freynan Newbie

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    I don't think it makes any difference.
     
  3. Nut-Nights

    Nut-Nights Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It doesn't matter, SEO is not a rocket science.
     
  4. keywordspot

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  5. meln

    meln Junior Member Premium Member

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    No, they're essentially the same URL so it doesn't matter.
     
  6. TheUnborn

    TheUnborn Elite Member

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    Doesn't matter but I always do domain.com without the domain.com/
     
  7. thedomainkings

    thedomainkings Junior Member

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    I know it doesn't make any difference, but I do both.
     
  8. Aty

    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Give this a read:

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    http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.ro/2010/04/to-slash-or-not-to-slash.html
     
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  9. PipHead

    PipHead Registered Member

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    URLs containing the slash generally appear to be a more natural link since to produce the version without the slash you usually have to manually type it as the server automatically redirects to /. To produce the version with the slash it's usually a copy/paste job from the address bar. The key is variation.