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Onsite Optimization Question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by 730promo, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. 730promo

    730promo Junior Member

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    Hi guys,
    i have an onsite-optimization question i was hoping someone could answer for me. My domain www.xyz.com has many links going to it and thus a good page rank. All the links are directing to the root of the domain but on the XYZ website all the links to the home page are going to 'index.php'. Does Google see http://www.xyz.com and http://www.xyz.com/index.php as the same or does it look at it as 2 different pages and split the page rank between the two?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. midnight_focus

    midnight_focus Power Member

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    redirect one to the other
     
  3. fanthomas

    fanthomas Registered Member

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    They can't rank a link, only a page. Thus they see both links as the same page. It's actually good that you do that, it looks less spammy when you mix the URL up like that.

    For example

    http://www.xyz.com
    http://www.xyz.com
    http://xyz.com

    etc, makes the backlinks look more natural.
     
  4. Taktical

    Taktical Elite Member

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    It is true that its more natural to have various versions of the same address, but my understanding has always been that those links count separately.
     
  5. 730promo

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    fanthomas Registered Member

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    Well now that Taktical mentioned it, it does sound debatable. Hopefully someone with more knowledge can chime in about it. I trust Taktical though ;)
     
  7. scourforce

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    This is a good question. Hopefully there will be more responses with different points of view in explaining this.

    Thanks guys.
     
  8. mrdexter

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    It's all in the redirect. If .com/ and .com/index.php redirect to the root (or any two redirect to one of the others) then they are treated as any other redirect and the backlinks count for the url which is redirected to.

    If they are not redirected, and all three server up the same page but keep the same URL then they do count seperately, which IMHO is a bad thing as you are competing with yourself.