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    Best Way To Get Rid of Duplicate Home Page


    Due to a change in servers, I have two index pages running:
    www.domain.com/index.htm and www.domain.com/index.html

    My site index and all internal links simply point to www.domain.com.

    What would be the best way to get rid of the duplicate index page? Should I delete or redirect the duplicate page?

    Thanks in advance.
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    I believe the 301 redirect would be the best bet.
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    Just curious, why do you have .htm and .html - why not just stick with one?

    You could just 301 redirect both www.domain.com/index.htm and www.domain.com/index.html to www.domain.com to be on the safe side, then you only need either index.htm or .html - you won't need both.

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    Last edited by big-bad-burrow; May 12th, 2006 at 08:44 PM.
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    Originally Posted by big-bad-burrow
    Just curious, why do you have .htm and .html - why not just stick with one?
    The old server used index.htm and the new server used index.html. Why? That's a question for my web host company.

    Thanks to both of you for the advice.

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