__/ [ Borek ] on Friday 05 May 2006 18:11 \__
> On Fri, 05 May 2006 18:05:58 +0200, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> If true, this indicates that many CMS packages are flawed (or
>> from an (Google-centric) SEO perspective...
>> Can you point to something which backs this? If there is a reference I
>> show, perhaps we can change the way WordPress handles URL's (permalinks)
>> Apache's .htaccess.
> See Woz post.
> But that I googled, that's not the source I saw before.
> However, as I see it it is a problem only for new pages, established ones
> have propery calculated PR. That's why I always add "in some
> circumstances" when posting about subdirectories PR :)
Ahhhh.... I see... thanks for the link, Borek. Muchly appreciated!
Meanwhile I have been looking at the WordPress code, which builds all
URL's with trailing slashes by default. In fact, the whole thing could
make you wonder if addition of relevant 'levels', e.g.
/category/internet/2006/my-page.html , should actually drain ranks.
Context is often (if not always) a positive thing and directory structure
can provide that. Assuming no re-write rules, it's the difference between
~/my_page and ~/my_page/index.html (or whatever other extension is
assumed), which transparently translates to ~/my_page/ . When I come to
think about it, search engines merge ~/my_page/ anf ~/my_page , so why
should one surpass another? It is difficult to see.
I guess one could write a simple rule to just strip off of any trailing
slash (last character strictly) in any URL. I don't think this can ever
have a detrimental effect, but having said that, I suppose search engines
drop that slash already.
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