Have you ever wondered why all links that are deeper than the home page of a website have a / forward slash on the end? You may have never gave it a second thought. Well, it actually plays a role in web development and user interface.
The forward slash is used to prevent the server from reloading the page twice. This will improve load times, not dramatically, but every second counts when it comes to SEO. Improvements of 5-10 seconds on a page load can be had from keeping the forward slash on all links deeper than the home page.
SEO is really all about the little details, and the forward slash is no exception. Put in the time to add these little details, and your website will be gaining in search results in no time. Time is also a factor in SEO.
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