Msg#: 3192991 posted 6:48 am on Dec 19, 2006 (gmt 0)
I don't normally have much trouble getting my HTML pages indexed. However, I started writing articles with a view to eventually submitting to Google news and I designed a new naming convention for the URL's that include a string of numbers rather than pure keywords. They just won't index and if they do, it's supplemental only. Everything is as it should be and all the pages are the same format and design pf pages in the other sections. The only difference is the URL being mostly numbers.
Msg#: 3192991 posted 3:44 pm on Dec 19, 2006 (gmt 0)
I have a dictionary site where each entry has its own page with definiton, etc. on it. I use numbers for page URLs like 1.html...9879.html. I have no problem with Google indexing the site. Some 6500 pages out of 8,000 already indexed within 2 months period.
Having said this, I remember reading elswhere that using numbers as names for pages may trigger some flags (due to the consideration that such numbered html pages are automatically generated by some spam software).
Msg#: 3192991 posted 4:44 pm on Dec 19, 2006 (gmt 0)
What would be the maximun number of, erm, numbers be that you would feel safe using if that were the case? It really seems as though you can hardly do anything these days, even if in all innocence. It's getting stupid now, for the white hat webmaster. Really stupid.
Msg#: 3192991 posted 4:54 pm on Dec 19, 2006 (gmt 0)
Joomla and predecessors use numbers. If this would be true 1000nds of innocent sites would suffer.
I still have my Joomla sites indexed but they tanked, maybe that's the reason, interesting. Joomla has an SEO feature, that turns the index.php? into urls. About 100 pages used to be on the first two pages.
Similar content on Coppermine with the whole index.php?bla=1 and so on ranks page 1 two after the obligatory wikipedia stuff. This might be yet another "spam" filter that goes awol.