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page.php?keyword == page_keyword.php?

Does google value a keyword in query string like a keyword in filename?



1:20 pm on Mar 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I wonder if google values a keyword in a Query String as much as a keyword in a filename?
(page.php?keyword / page_keyword.php)



2:12 pm on Mar 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Teehee. You must be a mindreader or something. I have just been doing the same exercise and have come to the conclusion that although people do not think so:

"/phrase.jsp" is better than "/standardroutine.jsp?keyword=phrase"

I believe (IMHO) that this is because Google and all know that at any time you could change the? phrase and then the page might be completely different. But not sure.

Anyways in February I went through the exercise of changing:

"/display?id=N" to "/dispN.jsp"

and I now await the results. before anyone says this is inefficient it was achieved in the same manner as people remap .html serverside to dynamic code so in essence the same routine is still used by all.

As an aside I have noticed that I have more backlinks from sites and pages with /genericN.php than from /generic?keyword=N.

Hope this helps.


2:39 pm on Mar 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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thanks for the response.
It would be nice so, if anybody could confirm that "/phrase.jsp" is better for google than "/standardroutine.jsp?keyword=phrase". (in respect to search results)
Would be interesting to know for sure. But I guess, too, that "/phrase.jsp" is better than "/standardroutine.jsp?keyword=phrase".


2:56 pm on Mar 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Checkout PRWEB.com as an example of it being done with PHP, but they simply use article numbers I believe.

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3:22 pm on Mar 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hello all...

I am fairly new to this board

I keep seeing almost daily here a term I have no idea what it means:
Can somebody please tell me what IMHO stand for?



4:00 pm on Mar 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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in my humble opinion, not to be confused with "this is gospel"

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