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What on earth does :80 tell you on the end of a domain name??

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Tabby22, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Tabby22

    Tabby22 Newbie

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    I have a plugin on a lot of my sites that monitors ranking for keyword phrases as they are typed in.
    Today I've had lots of notifications that the sites are ranking for mysitename.whatever:80, so obviously someone is going through them trying :80 on the end of them all!
    I'm guessing that it tells you something about the site, but I have no idea what?
    Could someone enlighten me please :eek:
     
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    SpookSEO Senior Member

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    audioguy Power Member

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    Port number. By default it is 80 so no need to use it, unless the server is listening to other port.
     
  4. Tabby22

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    Oh, thanks for that, so it's just something automated then is it?
    Still don't get why it's just happening today, but as long as I'm not getting a massive hack attack that's the main thing :)
     
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    Yes. I have no real experience in server administration, but I think the (default) port shouldn't be visible in the address line, if one just accesses the main domain?