Well, you can call me pedantic, because of writing a whole blog entry about this, but I think it’s important. We are web designers, so we should care about every little thing that helps us improve our websites.
I noticed that most people do not worry about what to link to, when linking to the home page of their sites. That’s a big mistake, I think. Let me explain what I mean. Normally, you have a link back to the entry site of your website. Often it’s titled “home”. But where do you link to? A little case study:
- The CSS Vault links to “http://www.cssvault.com/”, but that will always redirect you to “http://cssvault.com/”
- Dave Shea links to “/”.
- Jeremy Flint links to “/wp/index.php”
- Yellowlane links to “http://www.yellowlane.com/”
- Anil Dash links to “index.php”
So, where’s the point? Well, in the worst case you can make three sites out of one. The visitors will still see one site, but search engines will think there are three. Continue reading Why link to index.php?