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How to Create Shorter URLs with your iWeb/MobileMe sites!


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After much frustration and tinkering with my own site, I finally found a decent workaround to the ugly URLs that iWeb gives you. This will allow you to shorten your URLs a bit, WITHOUT breaking any links or iWeb features such as blog comments.

Here is the link to my eHow article, which describes the solution.
How to Create Shorter URLs with iWeb / MobileMe | eHow.com

Please let me know what you think! I'm also subscribing to this thread if you have any questions.
(Note: I'd appreciate it if the entire thing doesn't get quoted here, or elsewhere.)

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If you don't care about blog/photo comments or RSS feeds, then it's easy enough to remove the /sitename/ part of your URL entirely. Simply open your /sitename/ folder in iDisk, and paste the contents into the parent directory (the "Sites" folder.) Of course, this won't work when you have multiple websites on iDisk.
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I'm curious why someone would give this post a low rating, as I have never seen this solution described anywhere else.

Any feedback would be appreciated!
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I have no idea why someone would rate it low, as I was just looking for a solution myself. I'll try yours out and see how it goes!
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Because it goes against a number of SEO techniques, one of which is ending all URLs in .html if at all possible.

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Thanks Udjamini, I'd appreciate your feedback after you try it

kpmedia, I don't know what you're talking about? The HTML files still exist, this is just for ease of navigation. You can easily point to the correct files in your sitemaps.
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Thanks Heidismiles for the Post
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kpmedia, I don't know what you're talking about? The HTML files still exist, this is just for ease of navigation. You can easily point to the correct files in your sitemaps.
I didn't say a thing about HTML files, I said the URL should end with ".html".
Not the same.

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