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Large number of database generated pages

Using a script to generate thousands of files instead of dynamic url



6:55 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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This question has probably been covered here before but I couldn't find it when searching.

I run a site with around 10,000 visitors daily and have had good ranking on google for a long time.

A lot of the content is database generated and many of the pages have a lot of input arguments.

Basically I wonder what Google feels about using a script to generate lots of different pages so that I can get the spider to see some of the contents it misses now.

An extreme example is if I have a database with 100 000 items and instead of linking to xxx/display.phtml?id=18500
to show an item I use a script to create 100 000 files 'display1.phtml', .. 'display100000.phtml'
and link to xxx/display18500.phtml

Each of these 100 000 files would have a unique useful content but the navigation would be the same.

How does Google feel about this approach?


7:04 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Looks like it is good-2-go ;) :


8:28 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Good example. Thanks.


8:41 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Another thing you can do is just generate the directories using a script and set up your server to mask *.php?id=800 to be something like 800.html, we do this and it gets indexed like HTML.


7:24 am on Oct 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'm doing the same thing, but I've been told that it's just a matter of time before I get kicked out for having so many pages out there.



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