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Will a system like Post Nuke be bad?
For SE....

 7:01 pm on Jan 13, 2004 (gmt 0)


I am creating a site that will contain many news items & articles for a specific industry and was thinking of using Post Nuke or similar system because it is easy to manage.

Is this a good or bad idea in terms of search engines?




 10:55 pm on Jan 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

first, welcome webmasterworld.

Depends on how it is setup. You want to avoid using cgi parameters in your urls (use standard html/htm file extensions). Other than that, Postnuke works good and attains good rankings if setup properly to mask those cgi urls.


 1:56 pm on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm using PostNuke and ModRewrite for one of my sites and it is happily spidered.

I would add to Brett's advice to look carefully into what urls you don't want spidered as well. With a lot of dynamically generated pages for membership etc spidering can eat up a lot of processor time, data transfer etc.


 8:56 pm on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

thanks for the comments.

Do SE's care if page is PHP?

Should I read up on how to mask php to look like html or something?

I really like post nuke because it manages content well and now I can focus on simply entering content.

Thanks again!


 9:03 pm on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

There are several posts here about what the SEs think of .php versus .html. In the short term - I doubt it will hurt your rankings appreciably. When you start passing vars on the URL then yes, you will see the spiders stall. But a simple .php should be fine.


 10:21 pm on Jan 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks. Got my search on :)

So much data here. Love it.

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