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For SEO is it better to leave off the file (index.xxx) from a url?

Posted on 2006-06-12
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Hello,

I have seen a couple of websites who we compete with in our local areas with decent search engine results (mostly worried about google) that do not append a filename to the end of their link URLs. For instance, their URL will be www.domainname.com/news/ or www.domainname.com/other/stuff.

Assuming there isn't some funky server setup, these must go to some  index page by default either for content or for redirection. There is no index.htm/html/asp/php etc. at the end of the URL

Is there any advantage to this as far as search engines are concerned?

Thanks,
Edeneye
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by:ShaneJones
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if there is these two urls

www.domainname.com/news/
www.domainname.com/news/index.htm

they will both be seen as seperate entities by Google.

I tend to stick to one format and keep to it uniform on the site.

ShaneJones
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jbrashear72 earned 500 total points
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There is no advantage to that it is strickly a way they linked to that area.
Even if they where doing this page in a dynamic fassion ie .asp .pgp .jsp and are doing a mod rewrite to hide the extension there
is no real reason other than hiding the programming language. It does not affect Google MSN or Yahoo.
So no worries.

-J
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by:Edeneye
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That's what I was thinking.
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by:jbrashear72
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Well let me know if you have any other questions... thats why I am here.
-Jason
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