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    Question Best Practices Question

    I'm working on a page right now that uses a flat-file cms as opposed to MySQL (no database avaliable). I've got the things set up right now so that there is an index.php page that has all the meta tags for the search engines etc, then I've got one other page that includes a header, footer and populates the page depending upon the pageId that get's passed with link clicks.

    I'm wondering if that's such a good idea though? Should I have a static copy of these pages for the search engines or is the home page good enough?

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    The page changes based upon GET requests?

    I'm pretty sure Google can index those, especially if they are only one get request deep.

    Example:
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    http://example.org/index.php?page=3    <- ok
    http://example.org/index.php?page=3&topic=orangoutangs   <- not as likely indexed
    Last edited by samsm; Jul 24, 2003 at 09:13.
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    SitePoint Zealot cwebmedia's Avatar
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    GET requests yes.

    Code:
    http://www.mysite.com/templatePage.php?pageId=page01
    That's the only type of URL used with the pageId changing between pages.

    I'll do some more Googling and see what I can find out.

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    public static void brain Gybbyl's Avatar
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    Google, AOLsearch, yahoo! etc... they all spidered pages that are based on GET requests -- It all depends on what YOU want: Long urls, the possibility of holes (both can be avoided if $_GET is used properly)

    Here is related thread from yesterday that you may want to read:
    http://sitepointforums.com/showthrea...hreadid=119642
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    I got an article on page google page rank its huge but I'll post the link anyway
    (not the file size just the pages that this document contains are very detailed but is a good read )

    http://rzepecki.homelinux.net:5000/~...f/PageRank.pdf

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    public static void brain Gybbyl's Avatar
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    I think he's more worried about getting spidered by google at all more than he's concerned about getting a high rank.
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