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    Did search: How do you get ASP pages to be Search Engine Friendly?

    I saw the one offered on cnet, but it costs $$. big_al supposedly wrote one up, but I can't seem to find it.

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks
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    why don't you send big_al a PM and ask him about it. He's a very helpful guy.
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    it doesn't matter if you have php, asp, or any other pages - they are all search engine friendly.

    its when you bring in query strings that the search engines dont like it (eg page.asp?key=blah) - same with php.

    the way to combat it is to use a custom 404 page.

    design your page to link to pages that do not exist (eg http://www.yourdomain.com/this/page/doesntexist.htm)

    that will forward to your custom 404 page. which interprets the URL, and then sends the viewer where you want them to be.

    http://www.yourdomain.com/cpu/intel/p4/ -> custom404 -> http://www.yourdomain.com/catalogue....=intel&item=p4

    search engines will then spider your page, see that there are no query strings, and spider all the pages.

    that may have been what you are looking for. if not, then that took me ages to write )

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    Hi,

    I'm back from an Expo and found a request for info for my article so it should be published soon

    I also will start on writting the code for this custom 404 page and submit the code version of this article

    I'll let you know when I find out about when it will be published
    .NET Code Monkey

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    After reading this thread and that new article on SP, I was wondering one thing. Why don't you use a url like http://www.domain.com/showpage.asp/444.htm instead of something like http://www.domain.com/showpage/444? The results would be proccessed by the script therefore eliminating the need for the custom 404s.


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