dynamic pages and marketing - revisiting the question
Posted on 2003-12-01
I've had a site up in it's current form for a couple of months. On the site, there is a database. Currently, the database has a "rewrite" to make it more search engine friendly, but I"m doing a newer rewrite soon to include keywords for each record in the url. Also, the url's for each record were within a folder and so were listed as www.mydomain.com/folder/fileRecord.htm after the first rewrite. Now this /folder/ level will be removed in the rewrite as well as adding a keyword for each record.
In addition, there are a portion of files on this site that are strictly html files. They are not at all involved with the database.
The client this work was done for has seen a lot of hits for the html files. These have been around longer, and have had slightly more promotional work, but he thinks mostly it's because they are html files. He'd like me to consider doing many many (MANY) files all in html, as opposed to using a database only because he thinks they are getting noticed by search engines and not the dynamic ones.
I suggested we do a few new html files and continue to work on polishing the database. The database seems so much more appropriate for the number of files, particularly when dealing with the uploading of so many files.
I'd like to know what the current status is for dynamic pages being properly searched and noted in search engines, and what would be an appropriate way for me to go. Is the rewrite helping me?