tessmac - 3:45 pm on May 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
Not quite, example.com/keyword-here/?q=spam-keyword should be example.com/keyword-here. When you have the problem is when someone pastes example.com/keyword-here?spam-here and they get the page example.com/keyword-here BUT with url in the address bar still as example.com/keyword-here?spam-here
This is the actual problem.
The url that is posted is www.example.com?word-word-word ( where all the 3 words are the same ) The words that are posted in the url are actually words that our site is themed on, but they have been repeated 3 times.
Other eaxamples are similar with again the same words repeated 2 times or 3 times, but one is in capitals.
We have seen these links in our G WMT and account for about 150 backlinks all posted on various dubious forums. I have also seen some of our competitors listed with similar query strings on these same forums.
The url is in the address bar.
So we need to find a way to redirect this or it will cause problems?