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GWJ

6:37 pm on Apr 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

Normaly I do not post on this forum but I just had to run this by you. I was informed today that ASP pages do not rank well in most SEs as HTML extentions (they did not say which SE though).

I know this is a very wide/generic question but is this true?

TIA,

Brian

6:45 pm on Apr 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

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From what I have heard that seems to be correct.
8:22 pm on Apr 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I also read in a seperate discussion inside WmW that a way you can hide ASP pages is to hide them inside a noframes section. This is not always a good solution, but nevertheless still a possible one.

GWJ

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Thanks all, bummer.

Brian

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11:28 pm on Apr 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Not True!

Do some searches and look at the extensions for the top 10 responses. Some of them will be asp but most won't. But what does this mean? Does it mean that asp pages do not rank well because they are asp pages? NO! It simply means that there are more htm pages out there.

However, also remember that in most cases the asp page needs to be a clean URL, with any "?" in it. Then it is treated the same as htm. This is the same for any dynamic page technology such as asp php cfm and so on. The exception at the moment seem to be Google and Alta who are spidering dynamic URLs.

It can be done. I would blow my own horn a little but modesty forbids....

Onya
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11:45 pm on Apr 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

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GWJ:

Your asp is CLEAN

GWJ

11:41 am on Apr 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

Ok, I tend to think with WOZ, but am too naive on the subject. They are not dynamic so no ? in URL.

>>>GWJ:
>>>Your asp is CLEAN

Mike what do you mean?

The reason why I am asking is for a revamp that I am almost done with. The reason for the ASP is on certain pages I am using a radndom product display script. You can check out what I am talking about if interested by going to the domain in my profile then /wedding_rings_bands.asp (still working on the product images).

Thanks for all the input.

Brian

Woz

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GWJ,

a page can be dynamic without any ? in the url. By having the ? in the URL you are passing the search criteria (for example) with the URL. This is what confuses the engines.

However, if your search criteria are hard coded into your page then all the engines sees is yourpage.asp which is the result of all the server work done in the background. Kind of like a duck; they look so serene floating on the water but nobody sees their feet paddling like crazy underwater.

Have a look at either site in my profile and you will see what I mean. All the directory pages are generated in real time, but the criteria are hard coded and nobody ever sees them.

In your example, simply code the random product display either directly into the page, or, better still, into an include file so you can use it anywhere.

Make sense?

Onya
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That url is CLEAN as opposed to

[search.msn.com...]

< gag > ? < / gag >

12:05 pm on Apr 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I do some work with asp pages and have never noticed a consistent penalty accross the board. Certainly for individual product pages a clean asp URL should have no problem in getting ranked. Having said that you can never go wrong with the HTML extension.

GWJ

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Thanks again all.

Brian

 

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