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Does Google Ignore This? Qurey Strings at the end of a filename. supafresh
Would google ignore this at the end of a url?
www.bluewidgets.com/blue_widgets.aspx?=(i want this to be ignored)
i want to rewrite a ton of urls to clean things up and want to be sure that anything after the question mark is ignored and not indexed..
If google does not ignore this then i might be able to do it through the robots.txt like
any other way?
Google will not ignore the query string parameter - and every different parameter will be considered a different url.
Yes, use robots.txt to disallow those urls. Google has a help page about it here: [
You also may want to test your robots.txt file with their
Webmaster Tools [ google.com]. g1smd
The query string is a part of the URL.
Mismanagement of the indexing of URLs with parameters leads to many of the Duplicate Content issues seen out there today.
Just remember that that robots.txt you are showing all of the pages that end in?= to:
1: Not be indexed.
2: Not rank (since the page isn't in the index it can't rank)
That's some of it.
edited by: theBear at 11:22 pm (utc) on July 27, 2007] jd01
If you need Query_Strings, your best bet is probably to try ISAPI_Rewrite and redirect everything with a blank (empty) Query_String to the page.aspx equiv. without the ?. Otherwise the robots.txt should be sufficient.