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Re: Is this url format ok?

  • Subject: Re: Is this url format ok?
  • From: Big Bill <kruse@cityscape.co.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 13:17:15 GMT
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • Organization: Kruse Internet Services
  • References: <jgnjf192euevj9j85vknjjs01h5u8ef306@4ax.com> <ddcsia$ha5$1@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk>
  • Reply-to: kruse@cityscape.co.uk
  • Xref: news.mcc.ac.uk alt.internet.search-engines:64587
On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 13:39:20 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
<newsgroups@schestowitz.com> wrote:

>Big Bill wrote:
>> http://www.example.co.uk/content.php?categoryId=28
>> These are the same every time, ie, each page has its own specific id
>> so while it would be my fussy preference to see them formatted as
>> individual-page-name.php I can't see this as being a reason for the
>> Googs not to index anything other than the index page,
>> example.co.uk/content.php
>> especially since MSN has happily indexed the lot.
>> Hmmmm. I'm fishing a little here, case you're wondering.
>Good question. I wondered about that myself...
>Most CMS (content management system) packages choose this form for item
>naming unless (or until) they have post slugs (identifiers) supplied. Such
>slugs can form more meaningful permanent links that also make the URL
>correlate to the content, as well as reflect on its date and orientation.

Are you saying that these as they stand advertise that they are
temporary links? I was thinking something like that. They're kind of
half-done, although the technicalities of it escape me.

>I suggest you read the following:

OK I read it. Didn't understand it, but I read it.

>However, such things require redirections (mod rewrites to be precise) at a
>lower level, which is rarely trivial to do. Let us look at the popular
>PHP-Nuke, for example:
>The URL's in one PHP-Nuke-driven section are as follows:
>This is not ideal. WordPress, a popular blogging tool, comes with such
>numbering by default too. Have a look at Dvorak Uncensored:
>Every URL (even if added today) is said to have the same PageRank (5), which
>is odd. I modified my WordPress installations to have a better structure,
>In terms of SE referrals, all is well. PageRank varies across items though.
>I hope my discussion gave some answers.

More like food for thought, which means more questions when I digest
things a bit. Ta.


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