Msg#: 4209821 posted 9:47 am on Oct 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
I'm managing a particular website where the Meta information is located in one header.php file. This practically retards the possibility of targeting each page with a separate set of metatags. One of my developers suggested to write all the metatags in the header.php file by using session value. Is that a feasible option? Would the search engine spiders in this case read them as separate metatags for each page ? If not, is there any other possible option to manage this ?
Just thought to mention, the site is designed in Cake php.
Msg#: 4209821 posted 12:54 pm on Oct 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
phranque is correct meta data should be based on page content & not session.
technically it is probably possible to use session value, but i wouldnt do it that way. i see alot of complications and many ways it can go wrong. i could see it worst case triggering the search engine spam filters and leading to a possible penalty.
Msg#: 4209821 posted 11:41 am on Oct 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
Thanks for replying. @Propools: In my case, this header.php file is located in the web root itself
@Goodroi, phranque: I understand...yes, it does show the spiders the metatags when that particular page is requested. I guess the Metatags would then have a bearing in the optimization process. But is there any other way to do this ? I really wouldn't want to trigger the search engine spam filters. Sigh.