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.cfm extensions, and all dynamic page

9:30 pm on Apr 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have not worked with many sites that have content that changes dynamically. Do engines have a problem picking up pages that generate dynamic content on the fly? The pages we're looking at specifically have a .cfm extension. Though I would like to know if there is another route we should go.

We have specifically targeted keyword phrases that perhaps would be best optimized if these information pages content was not dynamic, and the information pages just linked back to the other dynamic pages. Anyone have thoughts with this? Much appreciated.

9:42 pm on Apr 29, 2004 (gmt 0)


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The mere fact that a page is dynamic or has a cfm extension won't hurt you. Long, complex query strings CAN hurt your rankings or even prevent spidering by some SEs. Session IDs (used by some ASP & PHP programs, I don't know about CF) are usually a problem since they change each time.

I still prefer short, static-looking URLs for SE purposes as well as for users. If a user has to copy a URL, or type it in, short & simple is always better.

7:59 pm on May 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Rogerd, much appreciated!

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