Msg#: 10067 posted 11:05 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)
Hi there, some days ago, somebody told me that search engines do not index dynamic pages (dynamic page calls) because they fear indexing parts of their own database. Now I just saw Google indexing pages like "somedomain.com?CA=2®io=Freiburg" , which definitely is a dynamic page call! :-) Is this normal for Google and or the other search engines so bad?
Msg#: 10067 posted 11:56 am on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)
I had a simple PHP Hangman game on my website, and I never thought about what Googlebot might do with it. It clicked on each letter until it ran out of words, grabbing hundreds of megs of bandwidth from the dynamic urls. The allinurl: search now shows a whopping 79,000 pages for a site with maybe 200 real pages. I hope this doesn't affect anything, or look like SPAM for that matter.
Last month my website was full of dynamic pages, so I put a site map in place with a link from the index page to the site map, and each month GoogleBot hit my site up to 100 times! Last week I implemented mod_rewrite and replaced all my dynamic links (mydomain.com/Nav.do?par1=string&par2=string2) from the site map to mydomain.com/dir/blah.html GoogleBot visited me yesterday and hit over 900 pages! It is true that GoogleBot can trawl dynamic pages with a limited query length, but I would say that it prefers static pages!