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12:39 pm on Apr 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I am about to change server technolgies from php to aspx. This means that I will need to redirect users from the php pages to the aspx pages. What is the best way of doing this. I am now hosted on iis.

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1:17 pm on Apr 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Not necassary, you can configure IIS that php pages are parsed like aspx files! In IIS check the master server properties, and go to the ISAPI tab, enter the same value for PHP as it is under ASPX, i am pretty sure this will gonna work.
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If you change your file names including extentions, SEs will see them as new files. you may have to start from the real bottom.

If the site is already established site with good rankings, it won't take long to recover the previous rankings assuming that the other structures and contents remain same.

5:15 pm on Apr 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I think it should be fine to use either php or aspx as a file extension. Note that [filetype:aspx bla] returns a ton of examples of .aspx files that we crawl with no problem.

The previous poster gave good advice about moving files around though. If outside sites are already pointing to a lot of your pages, then changing the file extension might mean that some links out on the web would now point to invalid pages. If the site is brand-new, you might not care as much, but it's something to bear in mind.

GoogleGuy's super-duper secret tip of the day: using square brackets is a great way to describe a search. For example, how often have you heard someone say 'Do a search for "red widgets" and look at the #3 result.' Man, if I had a nickel for every time I've heard that. :) But then did the person mean for you to search for "red widgets" in double quotes, or without the quotes?!? If you use [] to delimit the search, it's much more clear. So ["red widgets"] means to use quotes, but [red widgets] means to do the search without quotes. We've been using this super-secret notation inside Google for years, and it eliminates a ton of ambiguity when you're talking to someone else. Try it, you'll like it. Plus, you'll look way smart when you get to explain it to someone else--you'll automatically look like a complete search engine expert. I'll be slightly disappointed if this notation doesn't spread like wildfire throughout the webmaster community within another 6-9 months. Square brackets when talking about searches--another radical search innovation brought to you by Google. :)

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GoogleGuy, thanks for your super-secret tip. But I won't use it in order to avoid problems with AdWords exact match at internal communication. We use ¦red widgets¦ instead. Looks a bit like a search box and is used nowhere else. You can also use it for csv's :)
6:17 pm on Apr 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I've used the [] notation at times, but I hate to bother to explain it all the time. I hope it catches on.

Of course it will need to be changed when you guys finally get regex searches working for me. ;)

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ThomasB, I tend to avoid the '' character because it can also mean 'OR' in a Google search.

That would be another good search tip of the day: ["red widgets""blue widgets" warranty] will search for documents that contain the word warranty and have either the phrase "red widgets" or "blue widgets". Using the '' character as an OR is pretty nice in my book. I see your point, but I'll stick with [] as my search delimiters though. :)

5:49 pm on Apr 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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GG, how many people use the "¦" in a search? Also it's very hard to target, so it won't be too widespread in a SEM company. ;)

Point for GG, point for me? :)

 

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