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We have a number of web sites linking to us that link using the "?" character in their code.
Am I correct in thinking G can't, or doesn't like, crawling these? If this is correct is there a way to let G crawl them?
If Google can't crawl them does anyone know if this would affect our sites general appeal to G - would they rate us less highly because of these links perhaps?
It's all a bit confusing, so I'm very grateful for all help/input! I'm on a steep search engine learning curve here..
Cheers, and thanks in advance.
Definately one of the positive things to come out of Austin (in my humble opinion).
I think there is a decent chance I could get some good traffic from the link, but it sure would be nice to get some PR too, especially since my site is new.
Would it help for me to link to the two greyed out pages from another site of mine? And if that gets the page spidered, would it only have PR that was passed to it from my site? Or would googlebot then follow the links on those pages to the PR7 and go back again?
However, there are ways around this depending on what server OS you are using. Apache has a mod called mod_rewite that will turn your dynamic URL into a static one that a bot can read, located here: [httpd.apache.org...]
Then again its tuff to get just one opinion on this subject.
But if getting your PR is really important to you why take a chance, use a mod_rewrite to conform you links to something you know all SE can appreciate.
In my case it is not pages of this type on my site that I want to be indexed, its pages on a site that is linking to me.