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The website has frames. Basically, there is only ome page, a frameset, that reloads with different parameters. The wesite URL looks like this www.example/basepage.aspx?p=parameter1/parameter2
Search engines other than Google have difficulties indexing the website.
Google seems to index it without any problems. But, there is a big "but". The website is interlinked with the URLs similar to the one above. And it looks like Google crawls it but does not count those links as interlinks. As a result we do not get any credit for our own links pointing to our own pages.
The website redesign with removing of frames is out of question at this time.
I see as a temporary solution creating a page for search engines only. The page would have a site map with links to physical pages.
Do I have other options to earn those credits for interlinking and make indexing easier for other search engines?
Are there any flaws in this solution?
I saw a few websites that have "for search engines only" links at the bottom of every page. I personally do not see any violation here. Am I right?
[edited by: pageoneresults at 3:43 pm (utc) on April 25, 2004]
[edit reason] Examplified URI [/edit]
I've not seen "for search engines only" links but it makes me a little uneasy and I'm not certain why... Sorry! :)
Do I have other options to earn those credits for interlinking and make indexing easier for other search engines?Upon reflection, perhaps you should explore rewriting your dynamic URLs. A site map with static URLs that are rewritten "server side" to the actual URLs should help your site appeal to most SEs.
A search for "search engine friendly URL IIS" should get you started.