joined:May 7, 2006
My main website is completely custom designed, by me, and since I started it before CMS such as Wordpress became popular, I never made the transition so as not to deal with the headache of the redirects etc. Plus I like to have full control.
I am built a basic search facility so people can search through articles and reviews, the usual. Are there any repercussions in having querystrings such as /?page=xxx&query=xxx in terms of SEO rankings?
I see a lot of sites esp Wordpress etc have a search box so am I just being a bit paranoid? Do I need to make the search result pages non-idexable? And would Googlebot place and index lots of queries which might end up having a negative effect? Or is this a myth from ages ago?