I'm trying to help out a developer of some photo gallery software determine the best way to make his software compatible with AdSense.
He's really needs to know some details of how AdSense interprets URLs.
Specifically, he wants to know if:
...will be treated the same as
Actually, he and I would both love to know whether this'll flummox the MediaBot and *ALSO* whether this'll cause PageRank diffusion issues (e.g., if some link to the first URL and others link to the second URL). With practically identical content, will this dilute PR? Will this trigger a duplicate page penalty?
The reason why 'othervar' is there at all is to maintain the state of navigation... that is, to note whether a visitor is looking at the pic of me and Christiana in the "Adam" Gallery or the "Christiana" gallery, and provide next pic / previous pic functionality appropriately.
Thanks in advance for any insight you have into this!
(and is something that would be useful to directly e-mail as a question to AdSense staff or even Webmaster at Google.com?)