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    I want my 4th arrow! garlinto's Avatar
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    Arrow Search Engines and Redirection

    I want to use browser based redirection for my site in order to be able to have a page taylored for NS or IE. Right now I just try to make my code and layouts compatable for each version.

    However, there are some things I want to do with IE that I cannot do easily ('cause I don't know how!) with NS. So my question is this: If I use browser-based redirection and have a page named "index_ie.asp" for IE, a page named "index_ns.asp", and a page named "index.htm" which contains the browser-redirect script, how does a search engine list us if our main index page is a script?

    Right now we are listed favorably in a few of the major engines in our category, so I don't want to affect that. And most of my improvements don't involve url changes. But on the other hand, I want to continue site development and improvement, which may include url tampering/changing.

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    Level 8 Chinese guy Archbob's Avatar
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    Some scripts don't work with NS like for IE. You have to find one that is universal for them both. Does php work for both?

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    Could you use some server-side script to workout which browser the user is using and then output the appropriate styles based on that?

    Most search engines wont index your main page if it has redirect meta tags or HTTP headers in it. You could set it up as an entrance page with "Click here for IE" and "Click here for Netscape" links. This would be your best bet.

    I actually wouldn't worry if things are a *tad* bit off in Netscape -- it's used by under 3% of surfers anyway...
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