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Re: URL Forwarding
From Loretta on 21 Feb '99
replying to Re: URL Forwarding posted by Guillermo Uruchurtu

>>Curious... does anyone know how redirecting a url affects the Search spiders/robots? i.ie; internic redirects the domain name you've paid for to a freebie site like xoom's or AOL member sites. They charge $80.00 a year to do this. I have had several people ask me this, but have never had the opportunity to test it.
>I think robots don't really like redirections, it will be better to submit the real URL to the SE.
>but your visitors... you have to be more conserned about them.
>free web hosting it's very slow, and even if you can get a nice URL so they won't forget how to get to your site, they can see you're hosted for free and that doesn't say anything good about your site.
>
>Guillermo

Thanks for the reply.. I realize that using free sites is not a good idea and I try very hard to convince customers and friends otherwise. However they still ask and I would still like to know if anyone has very experimented with this at all.
thanks




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