Is there any solution to mask .exe extension on a Visual object based website?

Posted on 2011-10-24
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hello there,

I have the following problem.

We have a customer, who's website is built in Visual Objects(VIO), and the problem is that right now they want to optimize their site via SEO.

Their fear is that using links through *.exe file can be detrimental to the crawlability/usability of the website from the perspective of number of search engines, due to security concerns for search engine visitors primaly.

Actually I couldn't find any reference on that, but I can understand their view also.

So my question is there a way to somehow mask the exe file, via external php call or something?

Sadly the exe file is that heart of the whole website, it's runs the database and also the layout, we cannot ignore it while optimizing.

The site is

Thank you in advance

Question by:tom_szabo
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    Accepted Solution

    As I understand it, a search engine crawler reads a web site the same way a browser would.  It requests a web site and scans the results.  From the results it makes a list of links (as well as adding text to it's search engine from the page).  Then it repeats the process with each link (chaining until it has read the site).  If this is the case then the crawler will not know, or care, if the site is PHP based or EXE based.

    If I were them I would concentrate more on SEO based page modifications and spend less time worrying about the exe.

    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you for kind help, we will proceed as planned


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