boxtel Posted December 10, 2006 Share Posted December 10, 2006 I don't, it was an example and basically to test the functions out.... but going back to my earlier post - will all previous (for example) item URL's that lead back to the same product info page be cached by search engines? if so, what does this do to rankings? The question may sound trivial and pointless but I would appreciate an answer as I need to know what it does to search engine rankings if all search engine cached pages lead back to the same page. If my matrox graphic card is called matrox-g200-one-p-1.html and few days later it is called matrox-g200-two-p-1.html and every so often the name is changed - does this have a negative effect on search engines? if a search engine page opened would it list all or some the names that lead back to the same product page? many thanks se's will index what you give them so if today the url of product X is called matrox-g200-one-p-1.html and tomorrow matrox-g200-two-p-1.html then they both get indexed ofcourse as they are both different url's. That they internally translate to the same content page is not the se's concern. So if you keep changing product names then yes, you will have duplicate pages and they will remain duplicate forever as the se will revisit and both url's will result in a nice valid page. The same as urls /index.php?cPath=12 and /index.php?cPath=12&page=1 and /index.php?cPath=12&language=en and /index.php?cPath=12&page=1&language=en etc. what the exact consequences are wrt ranking is anybodies guess but the se's themselves. So to be on the safe side, reduce duplicate content by removing any unnecessary parameters in url's, when using seo url's don't change your product/category names all the time and ofcourse, add a lot of random content to your pages so that basically NO page content is exactly the same, ever. Quote Treasurer MFC Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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