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    Adding .index.htm


    Is there any seo benefit to adding index.html at the end of your address for a certain page? I.e does it make the search engine prioritise it higher because it thinks it's an index page? I'm just looking at one of my competitions pages.

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    No.

    Actually, search engines can't be arsed what the URL of your homepage is, except maybe if it contains a couple of your favourite keywords. Google for example will happily value another page higher, if only because it has more inbound links. And rightly so IMHO: if an inner page is more relevant, then why plug the homepage? That would be of little value to the internet user.

    Clever question BTW. Thanx
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    Thank you for your reply dzine.
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    FYI: When you visit any directory www.mysite.com/ (the root diretory) www.mysite.com/directory1/ when you put the / there or visit the root domain you are actually requesting a file called the directory index. On most servers this is a cascade of index.htm / index.html index.php etc.

    So even if you don't put www.mysite.com/index.htm that is actually what is begin returned to the client (search engine or site visitor).

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