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    Can Crawlers read through a page that was put together with SSI? My Assumption is that the server itself puts the page together before it sends it to the crawler, so any text on the included file should be read and links should be followed. Is this true?

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    A spider only sees what a browser sees, anything going on server-side will not be known.
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    So any important text from the included files will not be lost or skipped over by the spiders?

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    Um no.

    A spider will only see the completed page

    So it doesn't see your .shtml page as 3 pages, it sees it as 1 page.

    spiders, being client side, have no idea what you're doing on the server side. Whatever shows up in your browser is the exact same thing the spiders see.
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    Actually that is what I wanted. I have important content text from several files placed into one page.. All I wanted was to make sure the search engines will see that text on the the one shtml page.

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    Originally posted by aspen
    Whatever shows up in your browser is the exact same thing the spiders see.
    The exception to this is framesets. But thats a different matter altogether.

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    You should be totally fine!


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