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Optimize Coldfusion pages for Search Engines

As above, how do I do that?
I've got pages which says http://www.mydomain.com/index.cfm?cat=39BGd32b&pg=423 which points to a page on my site which talks about "Coldfusion" ... but the search engines wouldn't know it ... would they?
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duncancummingCommented:
Google will follow URL's like that.  The misconception is because most search engines didn't use to do this, but the dominance of Google makes it mostly irrelevant.  

If you really want to make your URL's look like http://www.mydomain.com/cat/39BGd32b/pg/423 instead, you need to set something up on your webserver to do this.  It'll depend on what webserver you've got.  
If Apache, use mod_rewrite().
If IIS, you need to install an appropriate ISAPI filter to take care of it, e.g.:
http://www.smalig.com/url_rewrite-en.htm 
http://www.pcworlddownload.com/internet/web-server/Search-Engine-Friendly-ISAPI.htm
http://www.qwerksoft.com/products/iisrewrite/
etc.
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mrichmonCommented:
Search engines used to not follow these types of dynamic pages, but now they do.  If you are really concerned (and there is no reason to be) then follow duncancumming's links for makeing what are called "search engine safe URLs"

Or take a look at :

http://www.cfhub.com/contributions/SES/

Which is a tutorial on how to do this in Cold Fusion using cfscript
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lifegaugeAuthor Commented:
"you need to set something up on your webserver to do this" --> I can't, because I'm not hosting my own website.
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duncancummingCommented:
personally, I wouldn't bother then (never felt the need for it), but if you still want to go ahead, you'll have to use mrichmon's CFScript method.
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mrichmonCommented:
That is what is nice about the method I posted a link to - you can do it even if you aren't your own web host.
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