I have a shopping website, for each product i sell i have created a static page. But because its a shopping site i also have dynamic versions of these pages for the shoping system.
Google has indexed 60% of the dynamic pages and only about 30% of the static pages. Some of the indexed pages are showing only the URL and not the title.
Because the dynamic and static pages are similar will google think its duplicate?
I though static pages might be better for search engines so I have modified the dynamic pages so they dont get index. Is this a good idea as the number of pages index by google for my site is going down after I did this. Should I let both to be indexed or just the static pages.
If the content for both dynamic and static are the same, I assume that you maybe penalized for duplicates. If you have time to experiment, I would try either place a no NOINDEX on the dynamic or pull out the pages (static or dynamic) which are not ranking well.
By the way, probably a bigger question is: which versions are ranking better, the static or dynamic?
Have a look at using mod rewrite (if you are using *nix server) It worked well for me after my dynamic pages started dropping out of the index. Google gets /shop/cat/product.html instead of shop.php?cat=abc&product=xyz