Last post May 20, 2005 10:24 AM by spawned
Mar 23, 2005 12:23 PM|saltynuts|LINK
Apr 01, 2005 08:50 AM|spawned|LINK
I have heard that google do not treat urls with query strings as highly as those without. From memory IBS has stuff like "tabid=x". Google is big on relevancy and doesn't treat affiliate links very kindly (which usually have a similar syntax i.e affid=x.)
Just a hunch, best check with google directly they are usually pretty helpfull.
Apr 01, 2005 11:56 AM|DougV|LINK
Apr 04, 2005 06:47 PM|wunderkinder|LINK
I have no problem with google indexing my site, and it has the double-whammy of querystring values and being located in a subfolder.
May 20, 2005 08:42 AM|spawned|LINK
Relevant article: Problems with Dynamic URLs
May 20, 2005 09:08 AM|wunderkinder|LINK
This doesn't even seem to be a problem anymore. That article (while helpful) is nearly two years old, and all of the major search engines have changed a lot since then. My site comes up first or second in google, msn, and yahoo if I search for my name.
May 20, 2005 10:24 AM|spawned|LINK
Your site would not be affected at all because your home page has none of the dodgie chars that the article I posted was refering to. So I would expect no change. I does become an issue if your most popular page is using such chars.