List the URL of the index page, including the
slash at the end: http://www.joeant.com/
this to keep URLs standard. Sometimes several URLs can lead to the same
Always chose the one with the "www" in the URL and leave off "home.html",
"index.html" or any other extension that is not necessary to access
the site. This will help prevent accidental duplications of entries.
If the site generates a unique URL for visitors
with information about that session. For example, a visit to Amazon.com
showed the URL:
All of the information after the ".com/" is dynamically generated
and should be removed before the URL is added to JoeAnt.
When you remove the parts of the URL after the
extension (.com/, .net/), make sure that it still works. If so, that is
the URL that should be added.
Do not list subpages (subURLs). In most
cases it is best to list the index page of a site in a higher level topic than
to list multiple subpages in several subtopics. Exceptions may occur if
there is a subsection of a site that is off the topic of the rest of the site
or when there is a topic that has limited information available. In
these cases, it is up to the topic manager to determine the value of listing
For sites with more than one URL (.com, .net) use
the .com extension. This will help avoid multiple listings for
the same site in the same topic.
In the case of a Web site using URLs with different
extensions for the same content, Vancouver International
yvr.ca and yvr.com and
Air Canada with
aircanada.ca and aircanada.com.,
list the URL with the
country extension instead of the .com one. This will
help regional users find the sites more easily.