Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 18.207.238.169

Forum Moderators: coopster & jatar k

Message Too Old, No Replies

How does multiple index page work?

...site uses www.domain.com/index.php?pg=page-name

     
3:28 am on Nov 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Jan 4, 2004
posts:456
votes: 0


I'm trying to figure out how/what this site is doing to have a dozen different index.php pages. All the pages are: domain-name.com/index.php=page-name

I'm guessing that this is being done to gain some advantage in search engine results. Is this right?

What is the advantage and disadvantage?

3:41 am on Nov 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Oct 27, 2005
posts:112
votes: 0



You're looking at a dynamic site that uses PHP scripting and (likely) a database such as MySQL to retrieve information the user in searching for.

Essentially, what the index page does is:
1. Look for a value for 'page'
2. If no value, display the generic index/homepage
3. Otherwise, reach into the database and extract the content associated with 'page' and display it.

It's mostly used so that people can have a CMS (content management system) that allows them to change their content without making and uploading entire new pages.

It has little to no effect on search engines.

5:30 am on Nov 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Jan 4, 2004
posts:456
votes: 0


Steerpike,

Thanks for the info.

8:17 am on Nov 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member dreamcatcher is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 30, 2003
posts:3719
votes: 0


Try Googling for 'Query Strings PHP'.

dc

 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members