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Will Google follow this type of link?

3:56 am on Mar 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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We are looking at buying a canned web site complete with products.

A typical link to a product looks like this:


Will Google be able / willing to follow this link and index the page?

I don't think we have a choice and the web site comes this way.

Are there programming alternatives to passing these variables in the URL


[edited by: tedster at 4:15 am (utc) on Mar. 5, 2008]
[edit reason] switch to example.com- it can never be owned [/edit]

8:37 am on Mar 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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IIS? ISAPI_Rewite?
6:23 pm on Mar 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Right, those are two of the common alternatives. And yes, even without rewriting those urls Google can follow the link - two parameters in the query string is not a problem.

Just be sure that those URLs point either to unique content or return a 404 status when ANYTHING changes, even the order of the paramters.


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