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Posting this again - previous post wasn't read friendly (-:

Hi Andy - thanks for the reply.

No it just stated duplicate content - no location. That's why I though it was having an index page and a home.html page with the exact content.

First noticed the problem when I was checking for duplicate content - the result page showed this error message

Default Page Check: FAILED
You have not standardized your default pages meaning the following versions of your url return a 200/OK Header, which may cause duplicate content issues. The following extensions work:
http://www.example.com/index.html
http://www.example.com/

Then I tried to create a site map using another online script and got the following message
"Page http://www.example.com/index.html is duplicate"


In my attempt to fix the problem I added the following code to my .htaccess

RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} ^[A-Z]{3,9}\ /index\.html
RewriteRule ^index\.html$ http://www.example.com/ [R=301,L]

That worked to get rid of the "Default Page Check: FAILED" error but created another problem - the sitemap script now stated that my actual domain was being considered a duplicate of http://www.example.com/index.com. My domain is what comes up in search engines so I didn't want to mess with that.


As a test I added a few lines of text to my index.html (located in my main directory folder), and didn't modify the home.html template - what appeared in browser was the content of the index page.
Is it possible that the search engines are seeing the home template as being a duplicate of the index page?


SOOOOO confused. Perhaps it has something to do with how my server is setup, recognizing the index page instead of just replacing it with the domain like most servers do?

Thanks
Janx

Subject Author Views Date
Thread Duplicate index.html pages janx 4140 Apr 26, 2007, 6:33 PM
Thread Re: [janx] Duplicate index.html pages
Andy 4066 Apr 27, 2007, 1:16 AM
Thread Re: [Andy] Duplicate index.html pages
janx 4062 Apr 27, 2007, 9:49 AM
Post Re: [janx] Duplicate index.html pages
janx 4056 Apr 27, 2007, 9:59 AM