Solved

ASP and Search Engines incompatable?

Posted on 1998-12-10
6
194 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
I have developed a site using SAP pages. A typical URL I subitted to InfoSeek was:
www.WebSite.com/ASP.asp?RecordKey=100&se=in
The URL was rejected. I converted the exact same page to a .htm file and submitted the following URL and was accepted: www.WebSite.com/Static.htm

My question is:
What are the obsticles in using ASP pages when it comes to submitting them to search engines? Is there a way around this problem or must I create static HTML pages for all pages I want submitted to search engines?
0
Comment
Question by:dgriffith
6 Comments
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:sybe
ID: 1857094
The obstacle is that your page has a querystring (the part after the question mark).

There is not really a way around yet (except creating static pages). I guess the searchengines must sooner or later adapt themselves to the fact that more and more webpages contain info from databases and that a querystring is the way to get specific information. The first searchengine to do that might have a big advantage.


0
 

Author Comment

by:dgriffith
ID: 1857095
Dear Sybe,
Are you saying that if I did not have any arguments after the .asp that the search engine would take it?
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:flivauda
ID: 1857096
yes.  It also depends on which search engine you are submitting to.  Some except query strings and some dont
0
Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:sybe
ID: 1857097
dgriffith,

yes, that is what i am saying.
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:sybe
ID: 1857098
flivauda,

Do you know any examples of search engines that do accept querystrings ? I think this question points out a major incompatibility between search engines and modern website development. I do work for a company creating websites, and the vast majority of contents is stored in databases - where it is unreachable for nowadays search engines. In fact we hardly do "static html" anymore.



0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
fransd earned 200 total points
ID: 1857099
Most search engine spiders tend to ignore urls with question marks. If you submit the url without the questionmark, the searchengine will accept your url.
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

Popularity Can Be Measured Sometimes we deal with questions of popularity, and we need a way to collect opinions from our clients.  This article shows a simple teaching example of how we might elect a favorite color by letting our clients vote for …
Although it can be difficult to imagine, someday your child will have a career of his or her own. He or she will likely start a family, buy a home and start having their own children. So, while being a kid is still extremely important, it’s also …
This tutorial will teach you the core code needed to finalize the addition of a watermark to your image. The viewer will use a small PHP class to learn and create a watermark.
The viewer will get a basic understanding of what section 508 compliance can entail, learn about skip navigation links, alt text, transcripts, and font size controls.

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now