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www.bluewidgets.com/blue_widgets.aspx?=(i want this to be ignored)
i want to rewrite a ton of urls to clean things up and want to be sure that anything after the question mark is ignored and not indexed..
If google does not ignore this then i might be able to do it through the robots.txt like
any other way?
Yes, use robots.txt to disallow those urls. Google has a help page about it here: [google.com...]
You also may want to test your robots.txt file with their Webmaster Tools [google.com].
Just remember that that robots.txt you are showing all of the pages that end in?= to:
1: Not be indexed.
2: Not rank (since the page isn't in the index it can't rank)
That's some of it.
[edited by: theBear at 11:22 pm (utc) on July 27, 2007]