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Does Google Spider cgi? or cgi-bin?

10:19 pm on Sep 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I have a forum which I am trying to get spidered. I have removed the session from the URL and submitted a URL like this:


Will Google visit this URL? Thanks.

3:36 pm on Sept 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It may or may not. They spider dynamic pages, but I don't know about semicolons. I had a site I switched over to use semicolons, but Google didn't grab any of the dynamic pages. I switched it back to ampersands, and the next day Google tried to grab some semicolon pages, whatever that means.
3:38 pm on Sept 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Check logs for googlebot at that page, if don't, consider something like mod_rewrite
4:34 pm on Sept 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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That looks pretty good to me, guillermo5000, but I'll try to ask around as well. Yeah, judging from the results for
inurl:ikonboard inurl:act
it's at least possible--I see lots of similar url patterns indexed.

If you want other search engines to crawl you, you might thing about what another poster suggested too--having static-looking urls might help for other engines. But I think you'll be fine for Google.