Okay, so this post may come across a little rantish, but it needs to be said…. relative URLs SUCK for SEO. I can’t even begin to count the number of times one of our crawlers gets stuck in an endless web of spidering a broken relative url that leads to 404 pages that have relative URLs…forever!
Dear Developers… PLEASE stop using relative URLs. I know it can makes things easier when you are building in a dev environment and pushing things to production, but ultimately it generates more work for you and creates SEO issues for your clients… oh, and using base href doesn’t solve all the issues.
Why is this so important? First, let’s take a look at what a relative URL is: [Continue reading]