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Dynamic Pages Not Indexed by Google?



6:35 pm on Jun 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have a site including both dynamic URL (only 1 parameter after question mark) and static URL. All my static URL pages are indexed by Google and couples of them rank high (1st page) on Google for specific keyword search. But most of my dynamic URL pages are not indexed so far, even Google bot crawls my site every day. For the indexed dynamic URL page, only the URL iteslef is showed as a link in Google, no meta title, no meta description. Now is the question. Do I have to convert my dynamic pages into static URL to get indexed and achive a good rank? For the dynamic pages already indexed, are they able to get into the 1st page of Google search. Since there is only URL rather than other information show in the Google, I wonder these pages do not work well. That is all, hope experienced Google SEO veteran help me out. Thanks.


11:29 pm on Jun 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Google does quite well indexing dynamic pages, though the exception stated by GoogleGuy is:

sites shouldn't use "&id=" as a parameter if they want maximal Googlebot crawlage, for example. So many sites use "&id=" with session IDs that Googlebot usually avoids urls with that parameter

If this is your problem, change it. Otherwise, ask how is googlebot getting your static links, and why is it missing collecting your dynamic ones? My first guess would be that you have links specifically to each of your static pages, but not to your individual, specific dynamic pages. To correct this, create a text link to one of your dynamic pages, just as you want it indexed,

such as: <a href="http://site.com/product.cgi?profit=high">hot deals</a>

Then watch to see if googlebot investigates in a while. Simple dynamic pages like this shouldn't pose a problem to googlebot, but don't expect the bot to guess at the parameters.


9:52 am on Jun 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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What is your web server? Apache? If so you can use htaccess.

I have noticed that dynamic pages can be delayed in getting indexed more so than static ones in some cases. Possibly if the website starts out as purely dynamic, there's more chance of google indexing it in the future.

p.s. nice name


6:41 pm on Jun 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for you guys' ideas. I am using Window server. Delay on page index is no problem, what I concern most is Google just indexes a URL rather than other meta data (because it shows only a dynamic URL, no any other information), there is no way to get a goog rank in the search.


12:13 am on Jun 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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what do u think? during one update how many times, can Gbot crawl the same page?

for example crawling start yesterday, he check some pages, and today he visit it once again (2-3 times).

i put a small script, which detect pages and times, when gbot visit it. but unfortunately i have 18 000 articles, so i cann't check which he visit the second time .. to understand this.



4:09 pm on Jun 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Look at your logs. Use a spreadsheet or write a script to sort them if you don't have good software to analyze the logs. The answer is in the logs.


4:25 pm on Jun 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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We are considering using a service that will take about 5,000 pages of our dynamic content and put it on static HTML pages, regularly updated.

I'm a little paranoid about looking like spam, but it is our same content just in a different format on our pages.

We have done a test a few months ago, and the HTML pages get significantly more search engine traffic than the dynamic pages.

Anyone have any experience with this?


4:34 pm on Jun 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I donít think he would write "&id=" as nobody really does. If you use "id=" without the "&" so its the first variable you will be fine. Do a:

site:www.domain.com page or article title

Make sure you havent been penilised by the last update cos thats hitting those deap pages hard.


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