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how are dynamically generated pages indexed?
partha




msg:343848
 12:40 am on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

how do search engines work when you have dynamically generated pages? (php, etc)

If I had a url like
www.mysite.com/article.php?ID=248
for example, would the search engine index each article separately?

 

eurotrash




msg:343849
 4:02 am on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yes, as long as there is a path to follow.

Don't know what else to say.

webtress




msg:343850
 4:26 am on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

As long the page url has a unique ID then there is no problem search engines will pick it up as a different page. That's the beauty of dynamic pages the one becomes many.

ccDan




msg:343851
 6:06 am on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

On a related note, which is better?

www.mysite.com/article.php?ID=248
www.mysite.com/article.php?ID=249
www.mysite.com/article.php?ID=250

-or-

www.mysite.com/article.php?ID=widgets
www.mysite.com/article.php?ID=blue-widgets
www.mysite.com/article.php?ID=using-widgets

Does having a keyword in the path make it more valuable than if it does not?

Matt Probert




msg:343852
 8:17 am on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Does having a keyword in the path make it more valuable than if it does not?

Yes.

Matt

bloke in a box




msg:343853
 10:39 am on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Also consider googling for 'mod_rewrite' (either on the web or in the forums here), this is a function that allows you to change urls from

www.domain.com/index.php?page=widgets to www.domain.com/widgets/ which is more search engine spider friendly and yet is still dynamic.

raywood




msg:343854
 6:00 pm on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

With only one or two short parameters the se's will do fine. But if you have lots of parameters or really long parameters, it will give the se's heartburn.
ray

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