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Big and little letters in URL?

Discussion in 'Google' started by Ice_sCream, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. #1
    On one of the sites there constantly were links to the page:
    site.com/Url.html.
    In google search results in snippet the page is defined as
    "site.com/Url.html".
    If now use external factors for optimizing site.com/url.html google
    will:
    1. count them as one and sum up the weight?
    2. count them as different.
    3. count them as different while after some time will glue them and
    sum up the weight.

    Which answer is correct? Or your answer.
    SEMrush
     
    Ice_sCream, Mar 12, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. dpking

    dpking Peon

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    Dont use Caps in URLS as It will result in Loss nothing else !!

    website.com/Category is different then website.com/category

    So no use !!

    Check this: Big and Little Letters in URL ?
     
    dpking, Mar 12, 2008 IP
  3. angilina

    angilina Notable Member

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    2. count them as different

    site.com/url.html

    is not equal to

    site.com/Url.html
     
    angilina, Mar 12, 2008 IP
  4. hasbehas

    hasbehas Well-Known Member

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    that would only be on linux/unix servers.. from ISS servers (microsoft) point of view they were the same. Dont know if its the same on new versions..

    IMHO, capital letters can be used, I do, but sooner or later (sh**t happens) I've realised there are "not found" errors due to spelling errors , my mistakes actually.. (I use linux hosting) so it is best to not to make it a habbit. Always try not to use capital letters for urls.

    SE point of view;
    if you had two urls , domain.com/Mypage.htm and domain.com/mypage.htm
    I just think that they would be treated the same..
     
    hasbehas, Mar 12, 2008 IP
  5. ExtraArm

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    Window based servers unfortunately treat all capitalized versions as the same URL:

    Capital.html
    caPITAL.html
    cApital.html

    all return a 200 status code.

    For Google, they're all different URLs. If there are backlinks pointing to various versions, that'll result in split PageRank and canonical issues.

    Ideally, you want to stick with lower case URLs and return 404 for capitalized versions. In reality, its not a huge problem as long as people don't link to the wrong versions.
     
    ExtraArm, Mar 12, 2008 IP
  6. aba-jobs

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    Not going in Deep, capital letters are treated differently by G, so better not to use them in URL.
     
    aba-jobs, Mar 12, 2008 IP
  7. Link.ezer.com

    Link.ezer.com Peon

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    only domain part has no different

    dmoz directory is a big example
     
    Link.ezer.com, Mar 12, 2008 IP