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Re: SEO gone mad...

October 13, 2015 03:40PM
Thanks for all the replies - I've not been ignoring you, I'm just in a
different timezone!

On 10/14/2015 03:16 AM, Patrick Nommensen wrote:
>
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 6:09 AM, Andrew Hutchings
> <ahutchings@nginx.com <mailto:ahutchings@nginx.com>> wrote:
>
> Hi!
>
> On Tuesday 13 October 2015 08:59:02 steve wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > I have a requirement from a customer that the terminal slash be
> > rewritten when accessing the homepage - eg example.com/
> http://example.com/ is a 301 to
> > example.com http://example.com
> >
> > I've tried a simple rewrite of ^/$ but that just loops.
> >
> > Any ideas?
>
> As you have seen in other answers this will be pretty much
> impossible to get
> right. Have you considered writing some Javascript to do it client
> side
> instead? Something like this:
>
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10953792/change-url-in-browser-address-bar-without-reload-existing-page
>
> At least then (in theory) you can have the illusion of hiding the
> trailing
> slash without risking breaking browser support for the site.
>
>
> You can set a canonical URL if your intention is for SEO. This is the
> standard practice.
>
> https://moz.com/learn/seo/canonicalization
>
>
> Kind Regards
> --
> Andrew Hutchings (LinuxJedi)
> Senior Developer Advocate, NGINX Inc.
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As can be seen from the google article, it's apparently a bad thing(tm)
to duplicate content for example.com/ and example.com. Apparently some
..htaccess tweak can do a 301 redirect from one to the other, but
absolutely nothing that has been suggested ( or others that allegedly
work - like redirecting ^/(.*)/ ) does actually work with nginx, which
is exactly what I expected to happen.

The CMS ( it's Magento but that doesn't really make a difference )
rewrites the URL to the value stored in the database anyway, but the
'problem' is that it doesn't redirect.

As has been suggested, this is a complete non-event, as every page
contains a canonical header entry anyway! Have suggested that client
engages other SEO 'consultants'.

Now need to wash the snake oil out of my head (:

Thanks for your help.

Steve

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Steve Holdoway BSc(Hons) MIITP
http://www.greengecko.co.nz
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