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URL Rewriting and SEO

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  1. Dino
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    20 Dec 2008
    06 Jan 2009
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    I have always wondered about this issue:  

    If I have the following rule to rewrite all .aspx pages to .html is it bad practice for SEO to do that.  I ask because then two pages would have the same content.  For example, test.aspx resolves to a page and also test.html resolves to test.aspx.  Is this bad to do?

    <rule>
    <url>/(.*).html(.*)</url>
    <rewrite>/$1.aspx$2</rewrite>
    </rule>


  2. Georgi
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    07 Jan 2009
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    Hello Dino,

    From SEO perspective - yes, it is bad. Actually the PageRank that you gain from the visitors finding this content through Google for example, will be separated between two pages. Sometimes they will hit test.aspx, sometimes test.html. If you have only page having this content, all "priority" will be given to it.

    The search engines really care how much links you have to given resource. More links means lower page rank for the individual links (or Urls).

    Sincerely yours,
    Georgi
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