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Dynamic Page Is Not Indexed By Google?
Posted 28 September 2004 - 07:18 AM
Now we need to get all that information indexed by google ... but it only indexes the getcategory.php?xxxxxxxxx what ever the first parameters are.
Is there a way we can write the site so that it will go through the whole site ...
but not to statically write the site?
Posted 28 September 2004 - 07:58 AM
so domain.com?item=flower&id=56 becomes
Theres lots of good tutorials do a google search on 'search engine friendly urls'
Posted 28 September 2004 - 08:40 AM
The way you use the 404 error page is not ideal for me as I need the error logs to check if anything happens to the clients info etc ...
Posted 28 September 2004 - 10:06 AM
It is fact that most search engines cannot or will not list any dynamic URLS. Dynamic URLs are said to contain elements such as ?, &, %, +, =, $, cgi-bin, .cgi. Hence, the pages which the hyperlinks point to will be ignored by the Web spider indexing the site.
It is very easy to create seacrh engine friendly URL using apache. In apache we can use MOD REWRITE Function in the .htaccess file.
Posted 28 September 2004 - 05:28 PM
None of those pages are listed in Google. But they are in Yahoo.
None of those pages have title tags, either so that may be an issue.
I was told in another forum that if you end your url with id=xx Google won't index it because Google won't follow links with query strings that may contain User ID numbers or session ID
But I have found other pages in Google witn id=xx endings.
Posted 29 September 2004 - 01:38 AM
So what you are telling me that is i structure the site to be as the following :
will apache not look for that folders in your www folders ...
I found this site that show you what functions to use in php to decode the url but I am a bit afraid a url like that wil not go to the right php file
Anybody have any experience or advice regarding this?
Edited by BobetteKyle, 26 November 2004 - 11:53 AM.
Posted 29 September 2004 - 09:56 AM
Posted 29 September 2004 - 10:05 AM
I stuck a bit of mod_rewrite code in this thread but it can get fairly complicated. You have to be careful and each rewrite situation has to be looked at individually in my experience. I would caution to look for other issues/solutions first.
First check to make sure the site doesn't require a Cookie to be set. It's pretty common with many commercial apps and stops the bots in their tracks. Also check to make sure a Session ID isn't being set.
If you want me to take a quick look at the site to see if I see any problems, PM me the site's URL. I'm more than a bit swamped today, but I promise to take a look as soon as possible.
FYI, more links help to get dynamic sites spidered. They tend to be larger by their nature. More backlinks = more interest. So the spiders will crawl deeper. The fix often is as simple as that.
Posted 29 September 2004 - 04:51 PM
Posted 30 September 2004 - 01:37 AM
And also include meta tags where your keywords are dynamic as well.
You guys can have a look at www.easyinfo.co.za.
My question is if you go down a category ... say plumbers ... the list is not in the same order every time (we use random numbers).
Now my question is does spiders crawl the Next button on each page?
I cant find any other answers so your help will be largely appreciated.
Posted 30 September 2004 - 02:15 AM
However, my understanding is that your use of frames (which Google never used to like very much but is moer tolerant of now) and multi-parameter query strings (6 parameters in places) will not help you get listed in Google.
BTW, I also noticed that your title for each page is not being generated correctly. Instead it's being shown as :
<title>easyinfo <? echo "-" .$searchword." ".$desc_cat; ?></title>
I suspect that this is due to the frameset page being a .htm rather than a .php and therefore it's not being parsed as PHP.
From a usability point of view, I'd recommend trying to keep plumber (and other category) listings in the same order. There's nothing quite as annoying as going to a page of plumbers, looking at the top result and then going back to the same page later and finding that result isn't there anymore.
Posted 30 September 2004 - 02:30 AM
i also find that many people encourage the use of
<META name="ROBOTS" content="INDEX,FOLLOW">
any opinions on this ...
then I would like to ask if there is a good or easy way to test how your rankings are at the moment ... what methodology to use?
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