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    I had a situation today where the question came about as to which link would be better for an internal link?

    is it?

    <a href="http://www.homepage.com/breadcrumb/breadcrumb/breadcrum">anchor text</a>

    or is it?

    <a href="/breadcrumb/breadcrumb/breadcrum">anchor text</a>

    Does the bottom one have a higher chance of being misinterpreted by the Google crawlers?

    reminder - this is only for internal linking
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    Best to use the exact URL. Even though any spider will be able to find the page regardless of the method you use, the exact URL is best.
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    I'm not sure there is a difference for Google with internal links, but I am sure that the full URL will never have any interpretation issues. So I use full. Plus, depending on your CMS, you could face some issues if you move content and folders around at any point. I just usually take the extra 1.5 seconds to type in the domain.

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