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iDanny
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SEF URL in

Post by iDanny » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:56 pm

I was told by an SEO person that using the "Search Engine Friendly URLs" / "Use URL rewriting" actually does redirection. He told be I was better using the "remove" language code option in the Joomla plugin for that.

I was under the impression the URL rewriting process just rewrote the URL ? Not actually redirect per se.

You're thoughts ?

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Re: SEF URL in

Post by MaxLynam » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:23 am

Everything is redirection, including your domain name ... everything else on computers is IO and numnbers ... we just see the pretty stuff ;)

Basically, the SEF url is an Apache rewrite (at the OS level) so is nothing you need to concern yourself with - the SEF is doing what it should and isn't doing anything untoward if you have it set-up properly.

If you are not running a multi-lingual site then turning off the language code in the url is the right thing to do.
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Re: SEF URL vs SEO

Post by iDanny » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:31 am

Would Google prefer

www.domain.com/en and www.domaine.com/fr
or
www.domain.com and www.domaine.com/fr

By this SEO's account, the previous example causes a "301 redirection" and this isn't a positive thing for SEO ?
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Re: SEF URL in

Post by Humbert Humbert » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:44 am

"301 redirect is the most efficient and Search Engine Friendly method for webpage redirection. " Most Apache sites do this.

I think it would be better to use en.domaine.com, etc.


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