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our products are listed in the "3rd party solutions" catalogues of two REALLY big players, whose company names carry a lot of credibility. The problem is: these 3rd-party catalogues are dynamic pages with URL's along the lines of
. The main page of these catalogues is PR6 resp. PR7, but you can't browse them page by page - you need to select categories from a listbox.
In short: no spider will ever see these pages.
Even though - as a consequence - the individual solution pages have a PR0, I would hope that the link coming from a REALLY big player will help to boost my site. (Maybe I'm already wrong here)
So I'm looking for a way to make the spiders aware of my solution entries in these catalogues.
What would happen if I submit the individual URL's myself? Good idea? Bad idea? And if bad, why?
If I submit them, then I push the spider's nose right into the URL! It will then be able to trace the links FROM this page, which
a) puts the page in the context of the - already spidered - static content of the catalogue
b) puts the page into the direction of my site
Beyond submittal, one other thing you could do to encourage indexing of this page is to link to it from another site or sites.
Weeeelll, shame on me, but I actually DIDN'T check before. They were nowhere to be found on my backlinks, so I assumed they are not indexed. I did a "site:..." search in Google just now, and surprinsingly one of them IS indexed, but in a very incomplete and sometimes strange manner (no description text showing). Only a very few single solutions (and among these even one of mine) are indexed. But if I type in a keyword from these, it's not always shown in the SERPS. I also had the impression that - judging from the results, Goglebot must have tried to actually use the dropdown-list forms...
The other catalogue is only indexed with its static pages, so I went ahead and submitted the deep link for my solution there.