Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.204.74.171

Forum Moderators: open

Message Too Old, No Replies

Will Google Index CGI URLs?

   
2:25 am on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Hi

Will google index shopping card system that is using CGI?

[edit]
Many Thank

[edited by: rcjordan at 2:34 am (utc) on May 3, 2003]
[edit reason] sorry, no specific references to sites. [/edit]

2:41 am on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



It depends on how simple the URL is. I have much more success with php than cgi.
3:15 am on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



sure [google.com]
6:46 pm on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



I have had google picking up cgi on 1 of my websites.
But its better with asp and php.
6:52 pm on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



right ,i agree with you.php better than cgi
6:55 pm on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



I agree that PHP is better, but I don't know why an SE would think so. As far as the browser is concerned, PHP and CGI are the same thing, just with different extensions.
7:25 pm on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Google only started to give page rank to CGI pages in the last few months.

Php and asp have been asigned page rank for as long as I can remember.

1:25 am on May 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member googleguy is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



We don't care what the file extension is. Well, don't make it .exe. :) But there's no boost for .php vs. .cgi vs. .asp vs. whatever.. :)
1:51 am on May 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



:::But there's no boost for .php vs. .cgi vs. .asp vs. whatever.

That's weird. With a php message board, after I dumped the session IDs, BANG, indexed the site.

php= Main page --> Message board indexes --> Page 2 --> and so on, all get's indexed.

But on .cgi I don't see it get deepcrawled very far in.

cgi= Main page --> section index --> item page. Only goes two pages deep, to section index.

Are these bad cgi URLs?

Section: name.cgi?mode=videogames&id=541022
Item: name.cgi?item=B000084318&type=Search

I put them in .shtml using SSI to get them listed.

4:06 am on May 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



The id= might be bad.
5:55 am on May 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member googleguy is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



"id=" can look like a session id. I'd avoid session id's in any form if you can..

But there's no boost for different file types.

2:44 pm on May 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member ciml is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



No boost, but some URL extensions don't seem to get crawled.

The 'normal' ones do, but domain.com/file.somethingunusual won't get in by virtue of returning text/html as the Content-type.