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Posted 18 January 2009 - 08:45 PM
Posted 18 January 2009 - 09:29 PM
No. And in fact there's an advantage to be had, since the search engines will then be able to get to and index those MIA pages.
Posted 20 January 2009 - 01:24 PM
In addition, some ecommerce platforms mix and match products for various categories or it changes due to recommendations. So you may have product A featured on page 1 and then the next time a search engine returns it might be on page 2. You can see that this would be a problem if the products keep shifting places.
You might want to consider static category pages or building links directly to the products or category pages themselves. This way you avoid the pagination headache.
Posted 20 January 2009 - 04:28 PM
One of my main concerns is all these different things I read about internal page rank. The site probably has around 600 different categories; so changing the paging system would theoretically add so many new pages to my site in the eyes of the search engines. Basically, I just don't want a make a change that will negatively impact the search engine rankings.
Posted 20 January 2009 - 05:47 PM
The search engines don't care if you add lots of pages to your site. They understand that it's your site and sometimes it changes and has lots of stuff added to it.
Stop worrying about what the search engines will think and just do what's best for the users of your website.
Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:06 AM
Basically if you have proper Sitemap then there should not be any problem indexing even 1000s of product pages whether they have links from the category pages or not. Look at some Volusion stores to see things like pindex.asp and cindex.asp (product index and category index). And in my case I have seen products coming in first 2-3 positions when all I had was a sitemap (XML) entry.
Posted 24 January 2009 - 04:17 PM
If only more people would pay attention!
Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:57 AM
Link to static XML file from every page on site – this ensures all pages are available and avoids pages that are tucked in.
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