My six-year-old domain has always existed in four forms:
http://www.mydomain.com/index.html http://mydomain.com/index.html http://mydomain.com/ http://www.mydomain.com
My webmaster claims it’s “impossible” to do a 301 redirect from the first three to the fourth. I'm not technical and I need simple instructions to guide him. Also, is 301 in this instance still best practice for SEO?
The site’s hosted on Windows running IIS.
Here’s his rationale:
These are all the same page, so they can’t redirect to themselves. Index.html is the default page that loads automatically if you don’t specify a page.
If I put a redirect into index.html it would just run an infinite redirect loop.
As you can see from the IIS set up, both www.mydomain and mydomain.com point to the same location. VIEW:
Edited by Jill, 19 February 2013 - 10:57 PM.