?
Solved

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

Posted on 2006-06-12
4
Medium Priority
?
268 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
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
0
Comment
Question by:Edeneye
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:ShaneJones
ID: 16892101
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
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
jbrashear72 earned 2000 total points
ID: 16923486
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:Edeneye
ID: 16924382
That's what I was thinking.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:jbrashear72
ID: 16925327
Well let me know if you have any other questions... thats why I am here.
-Jason
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Preparing an email is something we should all take special care with – especially when the email is for somebody you may not know very well. The pressures of everyday working life stacked with a hectic office environment can make this a real challen…
Read this article and get to know some best tips for outsourcing client PPC work to a white label PPC agency.
This tutorial demonstrates how to identify and create boundary or building outlines in Google Maps. In this example, I outline the boundaries of an enclosed skatepark within a community park.  Login to your Google Account, then  Google for "Google M…
Learn how to set-up custom confirmation messages to users who complete your Wufoo form. Include inputs from fields in your form, webpage redirects, and more with Wufoo’s confirmation options.

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question