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    301 redirect question

    When I go to google webmaster tools it keeps telling me that it cant find http://www.mysite.com/index.html. Strange thing is that I dont have index.html. It even says that it's linked from 100 pages when it's not.

    Question is should I do a 301 redirect such as:

    RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} ^[A-Z]{3,9}\ /index\.html\ HTTP/
    RewriteRule ^index\.html$ http://www.mysite.com/ [R=301,L]

    Or should I just leave it alone? Or maybe put a no follow in robots.txt? Thanks in advance!
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    If Google says there's links to it I would 301 it or you'd be throwing away potential traffic. I can't think of any reason not to do it either.
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    Be careful not to get into an infitie loop with your redirect.

    Must domains will default to index.html when you request mysite.com - does mysite.com return an index.php for example?

    If google sees it then it has found a link to it. It tells you the pages that it thinks are linkign to it so view those pages and view Google's cache.

    Remember, Google bases its data on what is in its cache so you may have changed it but Google may still have an old version in its cache.

    Double check before you take any action.

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