SEO gone mad...
steve at greengecko.co.nz
Tue Oct 13 19:39:39 UTC 2015
Thanks for all the replies - I've not been ignoring you, I'm just in a
On 10/14/2015 03:16 AM, Patrick Nommensen wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 6:09 AM, Andrew Hutchings
> <ahutchings at nginx.com <mailto:ahutchings at nginx.com>> wrote:
> 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
> instead? Something like this:
> At least then (in theory) you can have the illusion of hiding the
> 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.
> 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 Holdoway BSc(Hons) MIITP
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