MSN crawls through my site with no problems, but Google and Yahoo only seem to index a few pages at the lowest level (&colour=blue) so I'm thinking about changing my site to:
- Is this a mod rewrite? Any good introductions to this? - Will I 'really' see a difference in spidering/indexing? (Providing I have good inbound links) - My site has been live for around 5 months, is it a bad idea to change now? (I'm not currently indexed in Google/Yahoo in the first #*$!xxx thousand pages).
Yes, that would be a mod_rewrite. The best thing to learn when doing a mod_rewrite is to get a really firm grasp on regular expressions. This is very helpful. The next is to pop on over to apache server forum on WW and do some back reading.
I can't really say how much of an effect it will have. Some people get huge boosts, others see only a little boost, but I have not talked to a single person that did not benifit from a mod_rewite. Most spiders can handle 2 or 3 parameters in a query string but they do handle a clean url better.