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Does google spider after a?

     
9:32 am on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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My question stems from building a dynamic website and speaking with alot of other webmasters. The question is if I have a URL in my site like:

www.widget.com/widets?123456

Most webmasters I have spoke to about this is that Google stops at the? and does not spider this page properly.

Any thoughts on this matter will be appreciated.

9:36 am on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The? in itself is not a bar to spidering.

Do a search for
dynamic spiderable
on Google

You'll see the first two results have a? in the URL and webmasterworld comes up 4th and 5th with a discussion on this.
:)

9:38 am on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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thanks georged! muchly appreciated :)
11:11 am on Apr 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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One thing that you should watch out for though is using?id= as Google has 'hinted' that this looks like a session ID and 'may' be ignored.

If it just goes straight to the?123456 then there shouldn't be a problem.

 

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