The index page of my site is redirected permanently to another page on my site using .htaccess, I'm messing about with IBP9's spider simulator to see how a search engine would see it; apperently this is what they'd see from the index page:
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=./YaBB.pl">
I've changed the index page (it was totally blank) to have a hyperlink and note to the redirected page, still, the HTML above is all a spider sees.
If I spider the redirected page it's alot more fruitful, but most of my hyperlinks elsewhere (like the one in my signature :P) link directly to the root directory, so as they hit the redirect.
Is this ACTUALLY what the spider is seeing? and can I fix this problem without not using .htaccess?