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How to get deep index by google?
Till now only one page indexed by Google
nomatter




msg:746354
 9:52 am on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

I setup my website two months ago. At beginning I installed a CMS system but found it didn't suit my site. So I change whole site with different system at the beginning of this month.

I followed the tips here, for example, Meta robots [webmasterworld.com] tag, blog etc.

But till now only home (root) page was indexed. Googlebot came 5 days ago with 2 hits and never came back again. My site now has more than 200 pages.

Does switching system make my site punished? And how to let googlebot deeply index my site?

Thanks in advance.

 

mrMister




msg:746355
 11:37 am on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

I doubt your CMS itself is to blame unless it produces bad links.

How old is your site?
What is your pagerank line?
How many sites link to you?
Does your site use querystring parameters? eg. document.html?id=21732461784&page=32

vincevincevince




msg:746356
 12:14 pm on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

Do your querystring parameters contain a parameter 'id' or 'search'?

nomatter




msg:746357
 1:34 pm on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

How old is your site?
What is your pagerank line?
How many sites link to you?
Does your site use querystring parameters? eg. document.html?id=21732461784&page=32

Now PR=0 since my website was launched two month ago. most of my pages are like: index.php?a=##&d=##&t=##

my website do contain search function, which looks like index.php?a=##&d=##&id_srch=#&p=#&strict=0

What shall I do with these querystring parameters?

Allergic




msg:746358
 1:54 pm on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

What shall I do with these querystring parameters?

Search for URL Rewriting.

nomatter




msg:746359
 2:25 pm on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

I used mod rewrite in .htaccess file.

It works when you manually type in rewrite url.
But the whole system (a php system) still generates query parameters format for me.

The question is google didn't index my previous system too. (I still saw there's 6 papges of previous system in yahoo cache).

mrMister




msg:746360
 2:42 pm on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

The question is google didn't index my previous system too. (I still saw there's 6 papges of previous system in yahoo cache).

Did your old system use multiple querystring parameters too?

nomatter




msg:746361
 3:19 pm on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

Did your old system use multiple querystring parameters too?

I think so.

I searched on the webs which using the same system I used. Some other sites rank pretty well with multiple querystring.

The main question is my site is pretty young and I switched systems within short time. In such situation, what kind of methods can I use to attract googlebot back to my site and deep index?

mrMister




msg:746362
 3:30 pm on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

I searched on the webs which using the same system I used. Some other sites rank pretty well with multiple querystring.

Do those sites have a homepage with a higher PR than yours (say PR4+)?

The main question is my site is pretty young and I switched systems within short time. In such situation, what kind of methods can I use to attract googlebot back to my site and deep index?

Has your site ever been deep-crawled, even with the old system?

Google will be reluctant to deep crawl your site with those kind of URLs, especially if you have a low pagerank.

nomatter




msg:746363
 4:19 pm on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

Another site PR is 5.

I tried with mode rewrite rules. I used following similar codes in htaccess file.

RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /
rewriteRule ^article/(.*)\-(.*).html$ /index.php?a=article&d=$1&t=$2

The rewrite works when I type /article/#-#.html. However, the system still generate querystring links. How to generate server-internal rewrite?

mrMister




msg:746364
 4:26 pm on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

The rewrite works when I type /article/#-#.html. However, the system still generate querystring links. How to generate server-internal rewrite?

That is a server internal re-write. The problem is that your CMS generates URLs that might deter Google.

There's not much you can do except get a better CMS.

mrMister




msg:746365
 4:26 pm on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

.deleted

nomatter




msg:746366
 4:35 pm on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

mrMister, thanks.

I might search another CMS, second switch. possible delay for google indexing also.

mrMister




msg:746367
 5:33 pm on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

Make sure your next CMS can produce URLs that don't contain querystrings.

I write CMS systems and I would never dream of writing one that used querystrings instead of unique document names. Its bad practice for a number of reasons, not just because it can hinder search engines.

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