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    Would this help or hurt my ranking?

    Would Google care if a page ended in a .html extension, or no extension at all? Would it consider a page with an extension to be "better", and therefore, rank it higher? I know Google doesn't care much for dynamic URL's, and I'm wondering if this is any different.


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    Don't pages have to have some kind of extension for them to work

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    No, the extension is purely server side and it is possible to setup your server to properly serve even dynamic pages without an extension.

    And no, having an extension or not does not matter, however, some search engines automatically append a / to urls that do not end in an extension and this could mess your site up depending on how you've set things up.
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    Originally posted by aspen
    And no, having an extension or not does not matter, however, some search engines automatically append a / to urls that do not end in an extension and this could mess your site up depending on how you've set things up.
    Ah, good point, I hadn't even thought of that. Thanks for your help, Aspen.


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    Wait, don't base content pages have to have an extension for the site to work?

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    Serial Publisher silver trophy aspen's Avatar
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    No. Not if you setup your server to handle it.
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    Originally posted by Archbob
    Wait, don't base content pages have to have an extension for the site to work?
    No, you can use a .htaccess file to get around this.


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    also does google have trouble indexing PHP pages like .php extension.

    I heard this from someone. Wanting to know if it is true.

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    nope

    google will crawl .php, in fact, i manage to get all my static .php crawled by google.

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    cool. Because I like using PHP way too much.


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