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Hiding .html from URL in Adobe Muse Website

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Mar 28, 2017

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I am wanting to remove the .html for cleaner URL's for SEO purposes, on a website I am nearly finished building in Muse and I know I can remove it in my htaccess file, however, I have now read doing this in Muse is a bad idea.

"Muse automatically generates canonical tags that point to the version of the URL with the .html extension. So if you remove the extension, the canonical tags will be pointing to the wrong page. Best case scenario, Google eventually just ignores your canonical tags. Worst case, Google doesn’t index your site."

Canonical tags basically tell Google where the original page is that should be credited for the content.

Every professional site I go to has no .html tag has this been flagged in Muse and what is the best way to get around this without loosing our Google search ranking?

I haven't tried this myself, but this tutorial seems to have quite a few people. Try it out and let us know if it helped address your question.

Muse file and index.html file

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Preran

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Hiding .html from URL in Adobe Muse Website

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Mar 28, 2017

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I am wanting to remove the .html for cleaner URL's for SEO purposes, on a website I am nearly finished building in Muse and I know I can remove it in my htaccess file, however, I have now read doing this in Muse is a bad idea.

"Muse automatically generates canonical tags that point to the version of the URL with the .html extension. So if you remove the extension, the canonical tags will be pointing to the wrong page. Best case scenario, Google eventually just ignores your canonical tags. Worst case, Google doesn’t index your site."

Canonical tags basically tell Google where the original page is that should be credited for the content.

Every professional site I go to has no .html tag has this been flagged in Muse and what is the best way to get around this without loosing our Google search ranking?

I haven't tried this myself, but this tutorial seems to have quite a few people. Try it out and let us know if it helped address your question.

Muse file and index.html file

Thanks,

Preran

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Mar 30, 2017

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I haven't tried this myself, but this tutorial seems to have quite a few people. Try it out and let us know if it helped address your question.

Muse file and index.html file

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Preran

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Hi Prepran, thanks for sharing this link but it seems to be no longer available. Any further hints on that?

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Oct 19, 2019

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How to remove file extensions with .htaccess or C-Panel

https://alexcican.com/post/how-to-remove-php-html-htm-extensions-with-htaccess/

 

How to remove file extensions with config.ini or Plesk Panel

https://www.godaddy.com/community/Plesk-Hosting/Plesk-Hosting-Remove-HTML-from-URL/m-p/13737#M136

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
Alt-Web.com

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Apr 03, 2017

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Did you ever get this too work? I still have not found a way to do it. I tried out placing code in the .htaccess file, different versions of the code and nothing works. Any idea?

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I'm in the same situation!! Followed the above Youtube video and added the code to me htaccess file but my page still isnt loading without the .html???

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