SEO: Trailing Url Forward Slash Better Than Not Having One?

All my pages will remove the trailing slash by redirect to a page without trailing slash.

But, OnPage tests seem to be losing its mind over that, and we fail a number of tests just because we 301 the trailing slash off.

Is there feedback on whether a trailing slash on the url, “/”, better or not?

All feedback appreciated.


I can’t imagine it making one ha’pence worth of difference.


As long as you have things set up correctly - no difference.

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Ok, follow up question.

Is it best to 301 redirect to page without slash, or just have a canonical show it without the slash?

It’s just that I fail 404 tests constantly, if a fake URL is made with a slash at end, my server 301 redirects and then 404 responses it.


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