I am truly glad to have this discussion with you.
"This URL redirection is good for those companies who just launch their website from scratch and then your solution will work great for them being more SEO friendly.
However, for companies whose web pages already have higher pare ranks without default.aspx in the URLs, their pages will potentially loose their Page Ranks."
Well, it is really a thin moment here, but we use HTTP/ 301 Redirect Header
directive for redirecting, and this is known as the only proper way for redirecting to a new URL without
losing the rank of the previous. When using HTTP 301 Redirect
, both URLs keep their pagerank (or the second assigns the rank of the first). There's an excellent short article about this kind of redirection, I believe you might like it too- http://www.seomoz.org/blog/rewriting-the-beginners-guide-to-seo-rewriting-server-hosting-issues
As for the page rank of www.telerik.com/Default.aspx
, you are right that this link didn't get any hits from the search engine, therefore its rank is 0.
You noticed that when going to the home page, default.aspx
is not appended at the end of the URL. Sitefinity supports this only for a home page
, not for page groups
as is your case. There is actually one setting that you can apply to append even the home page to the URL like every other page in the web-site.
If the following setting is made to the property:
..in the web.config
file, the <cms>
section will NOT cause the home page to be appended after the URL. The default setting for this is "True".
The final result should look like this :
|<cms redirectToHomePage="False" defaultProvider="Sitefinity" pageExtension=".aspx" projectName="demo"
As I mentioned in my previous message, we consider supporting not to have redirection. The same goes for the case sensitivity. We think it really gives additional abilities to you, our dear customers.
Let me know, if you need any further assistance.