Last post Jun 02, 2005 11:16 AM by pgaston
Apr 08, 2005 08:58 AM|lofquest|LINK
Did you guys hear anything about IBS Portal and others having troubles when indexed by search engines because its query string structure, a stuff like "Default.aspx?tabid=x"?
Would anyone confirm that?
Apr 16, 2005 08:43 AM|spawned|LINK
My understanding is that Google sees anything with a 'query string' that contians the sub string of 'id' as as a reseller or affliate.
Therefore they treat them with less relevance. Because they are not the original source. I have seen this question posted in other forums where tabid=xyx is used but no clear answer is posted. I'll raise this with Google and get back to you.
Jun 02, 2005 11:16 AM|pgaston|LINK
Any response from Google? (Good luck by the way...)
In the interim, for my site (www.radioshowlinks.com) I started remapping urls, so for example a high-level url might be
http://www.radioshowlinks.com/Default.aspx/tabindex/1/tabid/2 - i.e., rather than ?tabindex=1&tabid=2 you can see they were remapped.
Relatively plug-in using something called 'SearchEngineSafe' - either google for it or I believe the download is here -
Net net, this wasn't done as a scientific experiment so I can't honestly say that it helped or hurted my google ranking.