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Does ASP affect SE listings
Does using asp opposed to html affect SE listing
channel1

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Msg#: 6025 posted 11:00 am on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Does using asp opposed to html affect SE listing?

 

smayler

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Msg#: 6025 posted 3:04 pm on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

We had an e-commerce site built in ASP and the products were positioned at the top.

I donít believe there is a difference between dynamic and static pages to position high as long as you take care of other standard SEO aspects.

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Msg#: 6025 posted 6:55 pm on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

I don't know if asp is not as good as html or if the people that build the asp pages just don't optimize as well but I do not see asp pages ranking as well as html. My experience is to always make it easy for the search engines and the search engines will reward you.

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Msg#: 6025 posted 6:58 pm on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

its not what you use its the way that you use it!

Easy_Coder

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Msg#: 6025 posted 7:00 pm on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

I've found that static looking .asp pages are great but dynamic urls are somewhat sketchy.

site.com/cheap-widgets.asp <-- works great

site.com/cheap-widgets.asp?widgetid=xyz <-- lately translates to a pr of zero and doesn't pull as much traffic as the static looking page name.

That's what I see with my stuff.

Raymond

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Msg#: 6025 posted 7:07 pm on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

My site is entirely written in ASP and 99% of my pages are generated. About 75% of my pages are indexed, but none of the dynamic URLs are granted any PR. My main pages ranges from PR6 to PR4.

I have seen lots of ASP dynamic URL with PR though. Go to any of the MSN websites, i am sure you will see some of them having PR.

As for ranking, my site ranks quite well. But I am sure I am missing out on the PR4 self-linking boost from the 5000+ dynamic pages I have.

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Msg#: 6025 posted 7:28 pm on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

there is NO problem using asp or parameters if you are sensible ... it has been repeated here many times including by googleguy: do not use the letters 'id' as one of the parameters.

digitalv

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Msg#: 6025 posted 7:30 pm on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

ASP, ASP with data in the querystring, and HTML are all ranked the same way. It makes no difference at all. While I don't know about that "id" thing, you'll find that the top results when searching most "tech terms" are articles or dynamic pages with long querystrings.

Easy_Coder

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Msg#: 6025 posted 1:03 am on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

I've removed id entirely from my querystrings months ago and there was zero positive impact from doing so.

Raymond

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Msg#: 6025 posted 8:28 am on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Just keep the number of variables in querystring less than 2 with no "id" combinations whatsoever, and keep them as short as possible (characters wise), google shouldn't have any problem indexing them.

I am starting to doubt the "id" combination having a negative effect on SERP. I have seen many sites that are ranked well even with "id" in their querystring.

HughMungus

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Msg#: 6025 posted 6:52 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Not sure, but I suspect Google likes static pages more than dynamic ones. My next site will be PHP-generated static pages (every time I add content, a static page is generated; if I need to change the content, a new page is generated).

smayler

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Msg#: 6025 posted 7:20 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

>>HughMungus: php -> static pages. <<

Thatís exactly what I do too.

Itís easier for me to re-generate static pages directly on a server than to realize that database server was down for couple hours or so.

Sometimes, of course, this is not an option.

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