iWeb 09 - domain annoyances

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  1. Mr.Bullitt macrumors regular

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    Hi guys!


    I am starting to get familiar with iWeb 09 - but there is one issues that is annoying the hell out of me.


    iWeb09 insists on creating subfolders the URL

    e.g.

    I have my own hosting and domain:

    www.mydomain.com

    I want my URL to my website to be http://www.mydomain.com/

    but iweb insists on making it: http://www.mydomain.com/iwebaddition/


    Can it really be that I can not change this???
    :confused::confused:
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Upload the contents of that folder (iwebaddition) rather than uploading the entire folder.
     
  3. Mr.Bullitt thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi!


    How do I setup iWeb to do that????
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Use the Publish to Folder option, then use a FTP program like Cyberduck to transmit the files.
     
  5. ThinkBig macrumors newbie

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    Sillyness

    Hi there, this topic seems to be dropped and I don't normally like to ask what seems to be a common question, but I can't find a solution to this anywhere on the web.

    I have the same problem where I am publishing to a folder with iWeb and then using an ftp client to godaddy hosting.

    I want http://mydomain.com

    But instead iWeb creates http://mydomain.com/mysite/mylandingpage.html

    With Angelwatt's advice I have now gotten a little closer http://mydomain.com/mylandingpage.html

    I'm sure that there are a ton of people out there who use iWeb and successfully have their site at http://domain.com for google pagerank or just to make it look cleaner but I feel like I'm the only one who has posted this question in almost 3 years :confused:

    If any of you can please help it will be greatly appreciated.
     
  6. icanboogie macrumors regular

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    rename your index.html to "index.html", then you should get a "clean" url for your start page.

    but anyway, this is just URL-cosmetics, IMHO hardly anybody would be distracted by having a longer URL displayed in the browser.

    Oh, and for SEO, it even is better if you have some keywords in the URLs!
     
  7. ThinkBig macrumors newbie

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    You are definitely right that a longer name to the webpage is an opportunity to make your seo better, but seo is no good without pagerank. If all my affiliates and customers are linking http://mydomain.com but my landing page is at http://mydomain.com/home then my pagerank will still be 0.

    I just want what 99% of other professionals have and I want my site with a short url.

    The files and folders I upload look like this:

    feed.xml
    Home_files (folder)
    Home.html
    index.html
    Locate_Us_files (folder)
    Locate_Us.html
    Media (folder)
    Photos_files (folder)
    Photos.html
    Price_List_files (folder)
    Price_List.html
    Scripts (folder)​

    I wasn't sure exactly what you meant by
    Before publishing again I renamed "Home" to "index" so that "home.html" would overwrite "index.html". This is what it looked like

    feed.xml
    index_files (folder)
    index.html
    Locate_Us_files (folder)
    Locate_Us.html
    Media (folder)
    Photos_files (folder)
    Photos.html
    Price_List_files (folder)
    Price_List.html
    Scripts (folder)​

    Now my site won't load. I hope that there is in fact a way to do it and I am just finding the ways NOT to do it.

    Everyone's help before and after this post has been appreciated, but if I can get this sorted, I will appreciate it even more!
     
  8. icanboogie macrumors regular

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    works for me: if i name the first page "index" in iweb, then save to a folder and upload the docs with cyberduck or any other ftp programm (uploading only the data inside the inner created folder, not the folder with the index.html outside of it! by doing that, you get rid of the second folder structure online, eg.: myurl.com/myurl/index.html)

    problem is: this way, you would need to manually rename all links back to your index.html and making them link back to the main url yoursite.com., not yoursite.com/index.html., so you will always have a clean "home" url without the "/index.html"


    This works ok with selfmade menus and links, but I have no idea how to do this with the auto-navigationbar created by iweb other than changing the html code with an html-editor.

    good luck with your quest!

    btw: are you sure that pagerank is still that important to google? I think I heard they don't care too much anymore about it.
     
  9. railto macrumors newbie

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    I am having this issue as well. I am an aspiring photographer and want to create my site through iWeb due to the import from iPhoto feature so it makes it easier to get my pics onto the site.

    I had already tried the publish to folder option and then upload the files manually, but i am planing semi-frequent updates and this seems like a rather long workaround, especially when would be uploading maybe a hundred or so pics at a time
     

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