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msg:1490466
 4:20 am on Nov 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

Reading the SearchEngineWorld article by Brett Tabke on the META Refresh Tag, I get the impression that enough search engines associate it with SPAM type doorway pages and it should not be used at all.

I currently use it to move users to the appropriate monthly page of an event section at my website, rather than change 100 link tags each month.

So, I should possibly use a (off page) JavaScript to accomplish this. Anyone have such a script? Thanks.

 

Marcia




msg:1490467
 6:51 am on Nov 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

keyplyr, that will work for site visitors, unless they're surfing with JS turned off - and you do know that spiders don't read JS and won't follow the redirect.

>appropriate monthly page of an event section

Would it be feasible to use Server-Side Includes for the links to those? That would make the change on all the pages with only one modifying entry to the text file that would be included. That would appear as normal HTML to spiders since it's done server-side rather than client-side, and you could use the JS redirect with detecting to see if it's enabled. Others, including spiders, would have the regular links to use.

keyplyr




msg:1490468
 8:06 am on Nov 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

>Would it be feasible to use Server-Side Includes for the links to those...

The links are already in a JavaScript drop-down atop each second level page , listing the site sections. This drop-down could easily be called by SSI and that's what I may in fact do.

I know that spiders don't follow JavaScript. On the page using the META refresh, I also hyper-link that next page and also from the HEAD. I have all the sections of the site linked by HTML from my index page, and each second level page is hyper-linked to the next one.

Thanks

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