PHP and search engines...
Posted on 2006-03-29
I would like to know a definitive answer to something...Although I know I am dealing with search engines so this is not liable to happen but as close as one can get will be good.
I have told my client that:
It would be a little stupid on their part if they did not because it would mean that they ignore most of the dynamic sites all over the
world! Just enter the following in a Google search prompt:
The second result it displays will be our 'toc.php' file, which proves that it indexes the php file and if it indexes toc.php, it will index all html links that it finds on toc.php, too. The only restriction that is rumoured that search robots don't like the php pages with complicated parameter lists - like:
But they have no problem with simple php files like the toc.php, poems1.php, searches13.php, etc.
Now my client belives I am missing the point...he says if you search for ' giftofpoetry '. You will find around 450 pages listed. There are now over 17,000 pages on the site but none are being picked up because (I believe) of the two levels of php Google has to go through to find the html files.
Can anyone help solve the argument...