SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Redirecting

  1. #1
    SitePoint Guru moonman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    The Sea of Tranquility
    Posts
    696
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Redirecting

    Hi, I have a site that is run from a database with over 12000 products. The product pages are asp, and they pull the info from the database. I know search engines can't really cope with asp, so at the moment I have an encoded javascript frameset, that the browser sees, but the search engines don't.

    I've been toying with the idea of encoding a javascript redirect, but I don't know if it the search engines will like it. I know redirecting is frowned upon, to say the least, but will the search engines be able to get round the encoding????

  2. #2
    Serial Publisher silver trophy aspen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    East Lansing, MI USA
    Posts
    12,937
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Search engines have no problems with ASP.

    They don't care what the pages are made in.
    Chris Beasley - I publish content and ecommerce sites.
    Featured Article: Free Comprehensive SEO Guide
    My Guide to Building a Successful Website
    My Blog|My Webmaster Forums

  3. #3
    SitePoint Guru moonman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    The Sea of Tranquility
    Posts
    696
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I didn't think that search engines could read pages with an query string in.

  4. #4
    Serial Publisher silver trophy aspen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    East Lansing, MI USA
    Posts
    12,937
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    most can't... but that is because of a query string, not because of ASP or whatever language you're using.

    You could devise a method to pass variables without a query string. The webmaster at literatureclassics.com does this. Perhaps you could ask him how he does it.
    Chris Beasley - I publish content and ecommerce sites.
    Featured Article: Free Comprehensive SEO Guide
    My Guide to Building a Successful Website
    My Blog|My Webmaster Forums

  5. #5
    SitePoint Guru moonman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    The Sea of Tranquility
    Posts
    696
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've tried throwing the query through without the query string, but it didn't really work. I'm gonna have to stick with the javascript frameset for now I think.

    It's about time the search engines found a way of indexing pages with query strings.

  6. #6
    SitePoint Wizard iTec's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    2,243
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    google will index pages with query strings.

  7. #7
    Serial Publisher silver trophy aspen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    East Lansing, MI USA
    Posts
    12,937
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Chris Beasley - I publish content and ecommerce sites.
    Featured Article: Free Comprehensive SEO Guide
    My Guide to Building a Successful Website
    My Blog|My Webmaster Forums


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •