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My module is paginated. I want to either add a trailing slash or remove a trailing slash. For now i am thinking of adding a trailing slashes to all URLS.

What will be the effect on adding a trailing slash for paginated URLS like sitename.com/module/page/5/

what will be the difference in /page/5/ vs /page/5 with respect to the users, seo and crawlers?

The reason for always trailing slash on/off is to prevent duplicate content because of which the site gets penalized.

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In addition to the first answer below, you might also find the rel=next|prev interesting: googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.de/2011/09/… as you mentioned pagination. – initall Jan 28 '13 at 13:56
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There is no difference. As long as you are consistent (by always using the slash or always omitting it), the URIs are just a string of text to search engines.

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