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Multiple index.html pages

Posted on 2003-12-01
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Will creating multiple pages on a web site with a name of the form www.aaa.com/NAME/index.html (where NAME = the text used in the primary menu) improve the ability of search engines to find us.

A competitor is using this very effectively to achieve high ranking.  I think this is a deceptive pratice to be avoided.  Any comments on the use of this technique are welcomed.

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by:dorward
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Search engines do not publish their algorithums, so its impossible to say for sure.

The technique is quite acceptable though, and presenting the user with URIs of the form:  /foo/ rather then foo.html is more userfriendly as well.
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by:Litespeed
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Trying to decipher search engine algorithms is a futile effort.  I'm satisfied to use acceptable techniques and rely of good content to achieve ranking.

Wouldn't multiple URLs of the form /foo/index.html be a maintenance burden?

Assuming page content contains material relevant to foo. Doesn't foo.html, rather than foo/index.html, emphasize relationship between URL and content

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> Wouldn't multiple URLs of the form /foo/index.html be a maintenance burden?

No more so then the form /foo.html

> Assuming page content contains material relevant to foo. Doesn't foo.html, rather than foo/index.html, emphasize
> relationship between URL and content

No more so then /foo/ IMO.
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It wouldn't be a burden if you used virtual directories pointing back to the root...
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