|Trying to create themes -subdomains and urls|
confusion about themes, subdomains and urls
After reading this good thread, I'm attempting to create a themes site. I'm working on a small online catalogue. There are several themes (and associated keywords) I'm targeting.
I can create subdomains, but they have to be redirects, becasue my site is dynamically generated. Is that a problem? I can't see what the benefit is because the urls won't resolve to the dubdomain names and I'm concerned about submitting them to engines and getting blocked.
Also, I have a function that changes the common dynamic urls to slashes e.g. www.domain.com/knit/. One problem I see is that I don't have the right keywords in the url, which I'm fixing. Am I right in doing that? Some of my URLs, lack keywords after the first level, so the url looks like this [domain.com...]
where the numbers of ids in the db. I would replace them with good keywords, but I noticed those pages don't get any page rank and I read here that too many levels deep won't get ranked with an index that has a low pagerank. I'm just starting out, so it is pretty low.
Any help is appreciated
[edited by: msgraph at 1:03 pm (utc) on Aug. 28, 2002]
[edit reason] no url drops please [/edit]
Hello jckos, Welcome to Webmaster World [webmasterworld.com].
There are sure a bunch of sub-domains (canonicals) discussion going on lately. I find this interesting. Iíll jump in with a few opinions regarding your questions.
|I'm attempting to create a themes site. |
Congratulations, you have entered a new world of site development. I hope youíve run a search on the term themes and then fine-tune that search because weíve talked a lot about themes. Also, when looking for the term sub-domain, subdomain, also check for canonical. Weíve talked quite a bit about that as well.
|right keywords in the urlÖAm I right in doing that? |
I like it.
|changes the common dynamic urls to slashes |
I really like that, wish it happened more often.
For one thing I think youíll receive more link interest, which can work to your benefit. When Iím link hunting I steer clear from the appearance of dynamic links. Although, I see plenty of dynamic linking accepted by Google so thatís not the reason.
Youíre main question about redirects Iíll leave to the technical pros;) I did work on a hub that sounds similar in structure to what you are describing and I didnít have any problems.
jckos, would the redirect be server side?
Yes, the redirects are on the server.
Instead of redirects, you can use includes, if you have a wildcard DNS. Set up a URL checker and associate a directory with a virtual subdomain, so if sub.domain.com is requested, the site will return domain.com/sub/page.cfm.
This method, however, depends upon you having wildcard dns and control over your server :s
You should be okay with server side redirects.
Interesting mote about the wildcards. I suspect that my host doesn't offer that but I will check.
Learned something new about DNS.