Okay, so I have a somewhat high ranking folder on my site. (my main page is PR5, and this directory is also PR5). Both the root, and the sub directory do well independently of each other. (for different keywords).
For all purposes, this directory only has one HTML file, the index.html file... all other sub pages are no followed.
Now I plan on first changing the index.html file to an index.php. Eventually with 2 parameters. If no parameters are entered, the index.php will load the EXACT same content as before with the index.html.
If however the two parameters are added to the url, then the page will modify the (no-followed) links to pass on those parameters for the other pages.
My concerns are:
1. Will the change hurt me simply because of the switch from .html to .php, even if the content located at www.xyz.com/widget is exactly the same.
2. If I do implement this, I will be getting a decent amount of links coming into the site, except those links will be of the form: "www.xyz.com/widget/index.php?name=NAME&url=http://URL.com". So would links coming into these longer URLs be beneficial for the /widgets/ folder itself, or would all the benefit be bestowed upon the longer URL with the parameters?
I was really hoping to get some benefits from the links coming in on case #2, so if the root of /widgets/ doesn't get the benefits, is there any way to change that?
I know it's a bit of an odd question, but I just wasn't sure how something like this might work. Thank you for any direction you might be able to give me.