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    Are /folder/ and /folder counted as different pages?


    If I have a folder in my site, does it matter if I link it to:
    www.domain.com/folder
    or:
    www.domain.com/folder/

    I know that for example http://site.com and http://www.site.com are beeing seen as two different pages, is it the same with this slash in the end of a folder?
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    Possibly, /folder could be a file called "folder" and /folder/ says it is a directory defo!

    Not that you notice much difference im talking nano-speeds adding a forward slash should be faster as the web server has to check if a file called folder exists prior to locating the directory

    I'm sure over-super-complexed google will understand that its the same page.

    Your PageRank amount mite vary 1 if using or not using a forward slash.
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    Do a quick check on your server result codes - try http://gsitecrawler.com/tools/server-status.aspx and enter http://mysite.com/folder and http://mysite.com/folder/

    You should be able to see what happens, it redirects from /folder to /folder/ and then the webserver returns the matching page (note, it might be different if you have something like URL-rewrite running). Yes, it'll save you a few nanoseconds by going directly to /folder/, but the search engines will get it right and shouldn't list /folder if your server 301-redirects to /folder/.

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    So you mean that there isn't any differences in the SEO then?

    And what do you mean with:
    Your PageRank amount mite vary 1 if using or not using a forward slash.
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    Originally Posted by jozomannen
    So you mean that there isn't any differences in the SEO then?
    There is no difference in the SEO regarding page rank as long as your server is doing a 301 redirect from /folder to the /folder/. However, every redirect is a redirect :-) - you wouldn't want to be doing too many after another, i.e. have /folder2/page.php redirect to /folder1 redirecting to /folder1/ . You might as well specify /folder/ in all links and all redirects, it's just a key-press more in the links and saves the user a back-n'-forth with the server.

    Cheers!
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    yes 2 diffrent links, depends about htaccess, if you don't make redirect
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    Ok, which is the best way to make a redirect like this in htaccess?

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