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Eliminating the oscsid string on the url for a cookie rejector


sarah1980

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I am getting someone to optimize my keywords and search engine rank.

 

He says there are problems with my site in that there are strange things being added onto the end of my urls.

 

Apparently this is a killer as it prevents search engines from spidering my site.

 

Does anyone know how to stop the oscsid string from being appended to the url for a cookie rejecting browser?

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I am getting someone to optimize my keywords and search engine rank.

 

He says there are problems with my site in that there are strange things being added onto the end of my urls.

 

Apparently this is a killer as it prevents search engines from spidering my site.

 

Does anyone know how to stop the oscsid string from being appended to the url for a cookie rejecting browser?

 

no, in that even that is your only remaining option.

 

and tell that someone that he/she is wrong

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no, in that even that is your only remaining option.

 

and tell that someone that he/she is wrong

 

The osCid will indeed be a problem for SE's.

 

Turn "Prevent Spider Sessions" on in admin >config>sessions

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Sarah,

 

There is a contrib that removes the Cscid and puts it in a cookie. Sorry i have forgot the name of this.

 

Then you will have no problem.

 

it will turn .csid&203975-3875

to /mylovely/product/

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Sarah,

 

There is a contrib that removes the Cscid and puts it in a cookie. Sorry i have forgot the name of this.

 

Then you will have no problem.

 

it will turn .csid&203975-3875

to /mylovely/product/

 

your default osc install already does that.

Treasurer MFC

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Sarah,

 

There is a contrib that removes the Cscid and puts it in a cookie. Sorry i have forgot the name of this.

 

Then you will have no problem.

 

it will turn .csid&203975-3875

to /mylovely/product/

Scott,

 

Is this the one you mean: http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contri...l/search,oscsid

 

Thank you for your reply by the way!

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>Apparently this is a killer as it prevents search engines from spidering my site

 

That?s not the problem. In fact, the SEs spider session IDs just fine. The problem is that every time the SEs spider a page, it has a different URL because of the session IDs. This causes the same pages to get indexed under many different names (URLs). And then ? you guessed it ? you get hit with a duplicate content filter/penalty and all of the identical pages get killed.

 

If you give session IDs to SE spiders you will have problems.

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Hmmm. Looks like you have a bad duplicate content problem to me. You can see at google that most of your pages are no longer in their main index - almost all of your pages have gone supplemental. See: http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Awww....:en-US:official

 

You have similar problem at yahoo as well, if you dig in past the first 150 or so results you will see what I mean. Go here: http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=site%3Aww...l&fr=moz2&b=101

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1. the most used metode is this..

 

Go into your shops admin and go to configuration>>sessions and set

 

Prevent Spider Sessions to "True"

 

Then download this contribution Updated spiders.txt , unzip it there are instructions inside the package.

 

Basically they state that you should upload the included spiders.txt file to your shops /includes/ folder overwriting the old one there.

 

After you have done this , searchengines will not see the sids when visiting your site.

 

(Att: you and your ordinary visitors will still see them on the first/second click , this only turns them off for search engines)

 

or... you can go for this metode...

 

2. Go into your shops admin and go to configuration>>sessions and set

 

Force Cookies to "True"

 

 

 

This will make the sids diseaper both for search engines and your other vistors aswell.

 

(Att. visitors who have disabled cookies in their browser will with this setting be shown a friendly please enable cookies page when trying to buy something)

 

There are other ways as well..but these 2 are the easiest ones.

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Well, I changed the force cookies to true and got people complaining that they couldn't make a purchase and that they changed their internet settings and still couldn't purchase.

 

If I put force cookies back to false can I still upload the spiders.txt file that Nick linked to above and have everything working minus the sid string?

 

Oh and while I am here can someone please pm me if they have any recommendations for an outside company to do their paid keyword optimization and free search engine rankings.

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