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    Please, explain me

    Hi,

    I read here some posts about SE friendly url but I still have some questions. Every sample I saw was with 2 parameters like
    product.php?id1=something&id2=otherthing

    In one of my site, I have some url like product.php?id=something
    For me, this url is OK but I want to know if Google can index this kind of url.

    Do you thing I really need to use .htaccess/mod-rewrite in order to have links like product.php/id/something

    Thanks
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    at the least, you need to change the id= to something other than id
    possibly change it to product.php?prod=something or else switch to the mod_rewrite stuff.

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    Google doesnt like querystrings with 'id' in because they could be sessionids which could put the bot in a loop.

    I would recommend reading a good tutorial to find out how to create SE friendly URLs, eg http://www.websitepublisher.net/arti...friendly_urls/

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    change id= to item=

    use .htaccess rather than mod_rewrite

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    Quote Originally Posted by incka
    change id= to item=

    use .htaccess rather than mod_rewrite
    .htaccess = mod_rewrite
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kings
    .htaccess = mod_rewrite
    It doesn't necessarily mean mod_rewrite
    .htaccess could be used with forcetype instead
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    Registered Member incka's Avatar
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    That's what I meant by .htaccess - forcetype. That is what I use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by incka
    That's what I meant by .htaccess - forcetype. That is what I use.
    That's what I figured you meant, was why I mentioned the difference.
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    I knew, you had got it right, it was the other guy I was saying that too.

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    Gimme Fries with that!
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    You sure google gets hung up on ids? It reads mine just fine. All 800+ pages of them, spiders the content dandy.

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    They used to, or they sometimes still do. In anycase it is a very easy change and so its better to be safe than sorry.
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    Gimme Fries with that!
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    Ive never tried to do it before, is there a 4second explanation for it? I will give it a try no my site.

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    Registered Member incka's Avatar
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    I tried to change it on a script I am using but it didn't work. The files didn't understand the new URLs and I couldn't figure out why... Well it's only a small part of my new site...

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    Quote Originally Posted by r2d2
    http://www.websitepublisher.net/arti...friendly_urls/

    Not quite 4 seconds, but should sort you out
    Thanks R2 I am going to check it out. I am a googleaholic and done well bby it, but just never played with the whole replacement of vars since last i checked google has no problem with them... although 2years ago it did.

    Now with htat said I am not talking session ids, those are a ***** :P

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