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Changing use of ID in querystring
(yes it's that subject again...)

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Msg#: 30431 posted 11:34 am on Jul 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Apologies for bringing this subject up again, but I have a question to ask before possibly wasting time revising my site querystrings.

I've read all the usual stuff about how Google doesn't like the use of "ID=lotsOfNumbers" in querystrings, and that it creates a deterrent to Google crawling the site. My site has already had a few pages spidered even though I'm using ID=lotsOfNumbers. If this is the case, would there be any benefit from changing from "ID" to another string (e.g. "REF")? My thinking is that if G has already picked up a few pages then there can't be much wrong with the use of "ID" in my case. But the big question is: Would changing the string name perhaps lead to more spidered pages? (G has only picked up a handful since Nov. 2004)

Please share your experiences. Thanks


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