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Remove Redirect/ Splash page


mshisha

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HELP Pse ??

 

I have looked for hours here and I am sure there must be some contribution somewhere - but where?

 

My website was set up by someone who put a Splash -Enter here page - which I now want to remove, but dont know how.

 

I do know the SSL is issued to http:mydomain.com

 

I am very limited in my abilities but think this is hindering my search engine ratings so desperate to have a go

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Are you talking about the British Home Market site?

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If I suggest you edit any file(s) make a backup first - I'm not perfect and neither are you.

 

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Well, the splash page does have a redirect in it, which I've read is a "no-no" if you want good search engine rankings.

 

The crux of the problem is this: You have the store installed in a subfolder (/market), and the only way for search engines to find it is to put a link to it in the "index.html" (splash page as you call it) in the root folder of your site.

 

This is the line in the HTML code that does the redirect:

 

		<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="5;URL=http://www.britishhomemarket.com/market">

Replacing it with the following line:

 

		<meta name="robots" content="index,follow">

Will make your site more "search engine friendly".

 

That will stop the automatic redirect, and tell search engines to "spider" the site (follow the links).

 

It will also force visitors to actually click the link to get to your store.

 

The only other solution would be to move your store to the "root", and get rid of the index.html file altogether.

 

If you don't have a lot of knowledge about working with files on the server (you said "I am very limited in my abilities"), this might be better left to someone with more experience.

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If I suggest you edit any file(s) make a backup first - I'm not perfect and neither are you.

 

"Given enough impetus a parallelogramatically shaped projectile can egress a circular orifice."

- Me -

 

"Headers already sent" - The definitive help

 

"Cannot redeclare ..." - How to find/fix it

 

SSL Implementation Help

 

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