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I think, that ppz from Marketing are best in solving such a problems, so I think I'll write about it here... Well at least I think so :)


I've seen that this issue was talked over many times on this ( and not only on this ) forum, I think it's called google dance, but I may be wrong, I'm far from being SEO guru ( actualy I'm far from being SEO - average yet, but what the heck )...


In my reports->visitors logs, I noticed something suspecious, I'm afraid, that I caused it by installing some contribution or just changing something...


Google bot [ ] is online on my webiste for 23 hours or so and it has made 1100 hits on cookie_usage.php only!

I think, that only, but I'm not sure about this one also, because when I try to track, which pages did this bot visit nothing seems to show in the pop-up that usualy shows that ( visitors_v2.2c is the contribution I use to track my logs )

Two days ago it made 450 hits in cookie_usage.php


Other spider don't seem to be doing so many hits.



I am using:


- Chemo's SEO URLS ( Ultimate_SEO_URLs_v2.1c ) - Rewrite mode

( Great contribution btw. )


- Header Tags Controller ( HeaderTags_V_2.5.4_1_2 )


- updated spiders.txt and robots.txt


Force cookie Use is set to FALSE

Prevent spider sessions is set to TRUE


I also have this thing added to .htaccess ( except thos lines that are added there from SEO URLS )


 # Set some options
Options -Indexes
Options FollowSymLinks

RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /
# Skip the next two rewriterules if NOT a spider
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !(msnbot|slurp|googlebot) [NC]
RewriteRule .* - [S=2]
# case: leading and trailing parameters
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^(.+)&osCsid=[0-9a-z]+&(.+)$ [NC]
RewriteRule (.*) $1?%1&%2 [R=301,L]
# case: leading-only, trailing-only or no additional parameters
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^(.+)&osCsid=[0-9a-z]+$|^osCsid=[0-9a-z]+&?(.*)$ [NC]
RewriteRule (.*) $1?%1 [R=301,L]


I would really appreaciate any help in this matter as I think that 1000s of hits in cookie_usage.php isn't helping my google rankings :)


Best Regards


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Ok, problem solved - i turned off the "prevent spider session" option and everything looks to be working properly.


Chemo's SEO contribution is doing all the job and spiders index pages without session id :)

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