[geeklog-devel] Search engine indexing...

Tony Bibbs tony at tonybibbs.com
Mon Mar 10 09:44:50 EST 2003

Simon, this is nothing new.  At last test, the url rewriting stuff I came 
up with didn't work on windows because of a known PHP bug.  I know Tom and 
a few others took another stab at this and I'm not sure if thiers works 
under windows or not.


 On Sun, 9 Mar 2003, Simon Lord wrote:

> Ok, I found another useful snippet of code that I think MUST be  
> included into the Geeklog code.
> Here is the first paragraph from the page link below:
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> "Anyone who has built template based sites that use query strings to  
> select content will have at some point hit the problem of indexing (or  
> lack of it) by search engines. Search engine spiders won't index  
> dynamic sites, as they are worried about getting stuck in a maze of  
> twisty URLs, all alike."
> "We want to turn this
> http://www.somesite.co.uk/site.php?section=books&subsection=architecture
> into this
> http://www.somesite.co.uk/site/books/architecture
> which involves masking the file extension for the processing file and  
> then giving the query string a shave and a haircut."
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> This way, all our Geeklog pages get indexed and found by Google.  You  
> can thank James, my server admin, for pointing me to this page.
> http://www.evolt.org/article/ 
> Search_Engine_Friendly_URLs_with_PHP_and_Apache/17/15049/index.html%22
> Sincerely,
> Simon
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