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Is ColdFusion SEO friendly?

Anyone with SEO experience from using ColdFusion?



9:42 pm on Sep 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Can someone shed some light on the Coldfusion format (.cfm) and what its purpose is over building a SEO friendly static HTML site?

I've already been to the Adobe Products: Coldfusion MX7 website to read about it, but am looking for specific answers to how SEO friendly this format is?

I am mostly interested in the reason someone would choose the ColdFusion format over simple html and what specific SEO complications can arise or have arised - from someone who has worked or optimized this format.

The reason I question coldfusion seo friendliness is because of a string I read on the seo chat forum - and how while it can be indexed, it presents problems because it's mostly java?

I didn't like what I read and just want to be sure before recommending it or not.

Any and all info is appreciated.

[edited by: DrDoc at 10:37 pm (utc) on Sep. 24, 2006]
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7:59 pm on Sep 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have been running a coldfusion site for many years.

We originally chose it so that anyone at the client side offices could log-on and easily update content in real time by themselves. That function has worked like a dream from day one.

Getting a good ranking in the SERP's was difficult during the site's early days. After a year or two the site did achieve the rankings we wanted. I am not sure if that was due more to the SE's learning to accommodate CF sites, the maturation of the site, or my efforts at SEO.

Today we have a stable position in the SERP's, above the fold, for the dozen or so keywords we need.

Works great.

People tell us that CF is "out-of-date" , but then hasten to add "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

[edited by: DrDoc at 10:41 pm (utc) on Sep. 24, 2006]
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3:18 am on Sep 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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So no one has had SEO experience w/a ColdFusion site they can share?
Thank you.


3:42 pm on Sep 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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As I posted in the other thread, CF has the exact same issues as other scripting languages such as ASP, PHP, JSP, etc. They all spit out HTML code, so the SEO issue is the same as hand coding static HTML pages.

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