i am taking over a webpage from a previous webpage designer, and i am wondering why does the website display "#!"? eg. www.domainname.com/*#!*home/mainPage. How do I change this so that it doesn't display?


It is caused by pages loaded with javascript/ajax.

There are a few articles online that can help you:

  1. https://developers.google.com/webmasters/ajax-crawling/docs/getting-started
  2. http://isolani.co.uk/blog/javascript/BreakingTheWebWithHashBangs/
  3. http://www.webmonkey.com/2011/02/gawker-learns-the-hard-way-why-hash-bang-urls-are-evil/

Search your files for location.hash you'll probably find it in either a JavaScript or jQuery function

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