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    Internal page pagerank

    Our site produces a lot of original content on a weekly basis. I had hoped all those internal article pages would help boost the homepages's pagerank by the fact they are all linked back to it.

    However, our internal pages all have a pagerank of 0 or n/a. I know that almost all of them are at least being linked to by Google News. How can I get the pagerank of these pages up so that they positively affect the homepage?

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    They probably do have PR but you can't see it yet because Google hasn't updated public PR in a couple of months. Next PR update should reveal the PR of those pages.

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    I was afraid that perhaps the problem lies in our use of dynamic database-served pages, with URLs like: www.sitename.com/article.php?id=515

    But this is not a problem anymore for Google, right? Isn't Google able to index such URLs, so long as the dynamic part is not out of control?

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    Using id= is Google suicide.

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    Really??? Why? Does Google still not index dynamic pages?

    If this is true, I have really been shooting myself in the foot.

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    Oh, actually on our site its like this: article.php?articleid=500

    Will that carry the same penalty as "id="?

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    Google can index dynamic pages. They just don't like the ones with id= in it.

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    But is it OK to have articleid= ?

    Or should I change that?

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    I would try to find a way to make your quest strings search engine friendly. You'll either want to use mod_rewrite or read this article: Search Engine Friendly URLs

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    If possible try to avoid dynamic pages & as Google does not like them much . ALthough it spiders them but it takes good amount of time.

    Ajay

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    Google doesn't have any problem with dynamic pages. It's only when it encounters id= and sessionID's does it limit its crawling.

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    I do know that Google News is indexing our news articles every day, sometimes minutes after I post them. But I am not sure if Google News spider is the same as the main search engine spider. Maybe it is more capable of handling any kind of dynamic URL, even those with id= ?

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    It's not a mtter of handling, it's a metter of rejecting. Google doesn't want to index pages with id= because it may be a session ID or a way to artifically add pages to a site.

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    I looked up a couple of our full URLs in Google, and it does seem to be indexing our internal pages just fine. Again, I am using articleid= rather than the ill-advised id= .

    So I guess my internal pages are just waiting on the next PR update as stymiee originally explained.


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