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cgi-bin referenced in the file path ?

     
4:33 pm on Jan 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

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First I want to compliment the principals of the Webmaster Forums for the outsdanding quality of the presentation and the information. Thanks for a lot of nice work.

I don't know if this is the right spot to post this but my question is does anyone have any knowledge if some of the SEs are still not going to index a page that has cgi-bin referenced in the url of a page... I recall that this was a problem and it was considered to be just as bad as having the @#$%&+ characters... any thoughts ?

Air

7:15 pm on Jan 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

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There is no problem with having cgi-bin in the URL path, Google, AV, Fast, etc. index these just fine. It is a dead give away that you are doing something server side though, so if it is important to conceal that fact then you may want to call the script using SSI to mask it.
7:44 pm on Jan 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to the forums sevraypr.

To this day, I've always had trouble getting anything with cgi-bin in the path to rank well at all. I rarely do it.

Air

11:05 pm on Jan 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Should've clarified, with cgi-bin in the url path - getting indexed not a problem - ranking well a problem.
11:10 pm on Jan 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Thanks very much for the info... May you all win Megabucks ! :)
 

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