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Static and Dynamic pages on google

which is better, should i block dynamic..


iam david lee

11:08 am on Jul 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have a shopping website, for each product i sell i have created a static page. But because its a shopping site i also have dynamic versions of these pages for the shoping system.

Google has indexed 60% of the dynamic pages and only about 30% of the static pages. Some of the indexed pages are showing only the URL and not the title.

Because the dynamic and static pages are similar will google think its duplicate?

I though static pages might be better for search engines so I have modified the dynamic pages so they dont get index. Is this a good idea as the number of pages index by google for my site is going down after I did this. Should I let both to be indexed or just the static pages.

I would appreciate any help....


iam david lee

6:57 pm on Jul 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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my sites pages have gone down, would really appreicate any help...


7:10 pm on Jul 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If the content for both dynamic and static are the same, I assume that you maybe penalized for duplicates. If you have time to experiment, I would try either place a no NOINDEX on the dynamic or pull out the pages (static or dynamic) which are not ranking well.

By the way, probably a bigger question is: which versions are ranking better, the static or dynamic?

iam david lee

5:54 pm on Jul 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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thanks for the reply

at the moment dynamic is ranking well. But i would prefer to keep the static pages on the index as everyone says HTML pages are better and dynamic ones have query text on the URL (eg:?id=00).




11:45 pm on Jul 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member zeus is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

All my sites are static, it takes alot of work, but my site has been stable the last year or so on Google and I hope it stays that way.



11:08 am on Jul 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Have a look at using mod rewrite (if you are using *nix server)
It worked well for me after my dynamic pages started dropping out of the index.
Google gets /shop/cat/product.html instead of shop.php?cat=abc&product=xyz

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