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Which is better .html or .htm?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Zohaib, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hello Everyone!!!

    What do you people think which one is better .html or .htm extension and why?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Zohaib, Sep 2, 2007 IP
  2. Gnet

    Gnet Peon

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    #2
    The shorter the better.
    .htm
     
    Gnet, Sep 2, 2007 IP
  3. mgrohan

    mgrohan Active Member

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    In terms of seo absolutely - no difference, in terms of coding - no difference, in terms of looks - who cares noone is spending time looking at your file extension type. My opinion is you should spend more time worry about other things.
     
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    I agree with mgrohan .thanks
     
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    #5
    No difference definitely
     
    johnlocke, Sep 3, 2007 IP
  6. excaliburwebdesigners

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    #6
    definitely spend more time looking at meta content and doing some keyword analysis/research :)
     
    excaliburwebdesigners, Sep 3, 2007 IP
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    #7
    I agree with mgrohan and all others also :)
    No difference!
     
    sparksflying, Sep 3, 2007 IP
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    #8
    I agree with others reply. It makes no difference with .htm or .html

    The main things are objects related to SEO such as keywords. :)

    thanks
    Jerry
     
    quikfind_jerry, Sep 3, 2007 IP
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    @Zohaib,

    I promise you nobody will harm you in any sense, keep watever you want to!!
     
    protocol96, Sep 3, 2007 IP
  10. ravianz

    ravianz Well-Known Member

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    #10
    there is no difference but you have to stick what you choose for the first time as changing it will surely harm you to some extent!:)
     
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  11. amitnanwani

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    #11
    it doesnt make a difference
     
    amitnanwani, Sep 3, 2007 IP
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    #12
    When it comes to remembering URLs, .html is the more common extension, so people are more likely to remember it. You could always 301 redirect one to the other to prevent anyone remembering the wrong one.
     
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    #13
    whether it .htm or .html it doesn't matter to website.
    so try to invest time in other things of your website not to extension..
    :D
     
    rohitbhisey, Sep 3, 2007 IP
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    #14
    No difference definitely
    but as I note html archive fast than
     
    3walim, Sep 3, 2007 IP
  15. speda1

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    #15
    No technical difference.

    .htm is shorter
    .html is more descriptive

    Pick one.
     
    speda1, Sep 3, 2007 IP
  16. sweetfunny

    sweetfunny Banned

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    #16
    The best is none, use .htaccess to rewrite to no extension such as www.domain.com/seo

    Its short, pure keywords and nobody has to remember if it was html, php, htm or whatever.
     
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  17. Zohaib

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    Thank you all for your precious comments.
     
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    #18
    there's no difference, but most people are used to .html
     
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  19. tushardhoot1

    tushardhoot1 Active Member

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    #19
    No difference whatsoever...

    I just prefer to have all pages one or the other, so I won't get confused. I use .html because I like the full form.
     
    tushardhoot1, Sep 3, 2007 IP
  20. Noddegamra

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    #20
    actually I have to butt-in here and disagree.

    .html is better (slightly)

    Google don't care about the extension (.htm, .html, .asp, .php etc), neither do yahoo, nor Ask, nor any other popular search engine.

    So why did I say .html is better?

    Well, there is still a lot of small search engines out there. Dated software that some people still use. Whilst it will seem insignificant to most of you, it's still worth pointing out that some archaic search engines prefer .html over .htm

    If you want to squeeze into every corner of the web, use .html over .htm


    It's entirely up to you though. Most people use popular search engines (especially Google and Yahoo), so don't worry too much about the extension.
     
    Noddegamra, Sep 4, 2007 IP