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Hello

last year when i launched my site www.primomart.com, in the admin i had dynamic url's turned on. then i had a SEO specialist tune my website to get better rankings, and he told me it's better if the static url's were turned on so google could spider the site better.

 

after i did this, google started recognizing my static pages, but they also still recognized the equivalent dynamic url for the same static url.

 

the SEO specialist has told me to somehow remove one or the other.

 

question is: is there php code that builds the dynamic url's/links that i can comment out so these pages are not on the server...somehow eventhough i have turned off dynamic content, google is still recognizing it, and when i click on it in goole it brings up the valid page.

 

in google:

site:primomart.com

 

any help would be appreciated.

 

regards

nik

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can someone please help with this.

nik

 

Hello

last year when i launched my site www.primomart.com, in the admin i had dynamic url's turned on. then i had a SEO specialist tune my website to get better rankings, and he told me it's better if the static url's were turned on so google could spider the site better.

 

after i did this, google started recognizing my static pages, but they also still recognized the equivalent dynamic url for the same static url.

 

the SEO specialist has told me to somehow remove one or the other.

 

question is: is there php code that builds the dynamic url's/links that i can comment out so these pages are not on the server...somehow eventhough i have turned off dynamic content, google is still recognizing it, and when i click on it in goole it brings up the valid page.

 

in google:

site:primomart.com

 

any help would be appreciated.

 

regards

nik

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I don't really understand your question but I think what you need to do is install the Ultimate SEO contribution.

 

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say for example in the admin section of osc i turned on

Use Search-Engine Safe URLs (still in development) true

 

now what this did is changed all my dynamic url's

 

http://primomart.com/index.php?cPath=4_52

to

http://www.primomart.com/index.php/cPath/4_52

 

i did this because my SEO guy told me google could spider the site better if i had static url's.

 

everything was running fine and google indexed my static url pages, but

 

when i do a query in google "site:google.com" it brings up a bunch of supplemental search results with dynamic url's

 

so now i have this URL

http://www.primomart.com/index.php/cPath/4_52 which is good

 

but for some reason eventhough i turned off dynamic url's somewhere in the server/code it still has the equivalent dynamic url for the static one and it still goes to the appropriate page

http://primomart.com/index.php?cPath=4_52

 

QUESTION IS: WHY IS THIS STILL HAPPENING, AND HOW CAN I GET RID OF THOSE DYNAMIC URL'S ONCE IN FOR ALL (DO I HAVE TO CHANGE SOMETHING IN THE PHP CODE THAT BUILDS THE URL'S, OR IS IT SOMETHING ON MY SERVER THAT NEEDS TO BE TWEAKED?)

 

I hope i cleared it up somewhat.

 

anyhelp would be appreciated

thanks

nik

 

I don't really understand your question but I think what you need to do is install the Ultimate SEO contribution.

 

Jack

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please let me know if you can help

 

jack

 

say for example in the admin section of osc i turned on

Use Search-Engine Safe URLs (still in development) true

 

now what this did is changed all my dynamic url's

 

http://primomart.com/index.php?cPath=4_52

to

http://www.primomart.com/index.php/cPath/4_52

 

i did this because my SEO guy told me google could spider the site better if i had static url's.

 

everything was running fine and google indexed my static url pages, but

 

when i do a query in google "site:google.com" it brings up a bunch of supplemental search results with dynamic url's

 

so now i have this URL

http://www.primomart.com/index.php/cPath/4_52 which is good

 

but for some reason eventhough i turned off dynamic url's somewhere in the server/code it still has the equivalent dynamic url for the static one and it still goes to the appropriate page

http://primomart.com/index.php?cPath=4_52

 

QUESTION IS: WHY IS THIS STILL HAPPENING, AND HOW CAN I GET RID OF THOSE DYNAMIC URL'S ONCE IN FOR ALL (DO I HAVE TO CHANGE SOMETHING IN THE PHP CODE THAT BUILDS THE URL'S, OR IS IT SOMETHING ON MY SERVER THAT NEEDS TO BE TWEAKED?)

 

I hope i cleared it up somewhat.

 

anyhelp would be appreciated

thanks

nik

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I thnk the particular search engine holds supplemental results for very long time. I read somewhere you could try doing a 301 redirect for a couple of weeks and then a 404 to those pages but unless you know the search engine code-specifics these are just speculations.

 

I have 1 year supplemental page results on my store which are no longer active. I also seen some osC stores that no longer exist and search engines keep them in the cache for very long time.

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jack

 

say for example in the admin section of osc i turned on

Use Search-Engine Safe URLs (still in development) true

 

now what this did is changed all my dynamic url's

 

http://primomart.com/index.php?cPath=4_52

to

http://www.primomart.com/index.php/cPath/4_52

 

i did this because my SEO guy told me google could spider the site better if i had static url's.

 

everything was running fine and google indexed my static url pages, but

 

when i do a query in google "site:google.com" it brings up a bunch of supplemental search results with dynamic url's

 

so now i have this URL

http://www.primomart.com/index.php/cPath/4_52 which is good

 

but for some reason eventhough i turned off dynamic url's somewhere in the server/code it still has the equivalent dynamic url for the static one and it still goes to the appropriate page

http://primomart.com/index.php?cPath=4_52

 

QUESTION IS: WHY IS THIS STILL HAPPENING, AND HOW CAN I GET RID OF THOSE DYNAMIC URL'S ONCE IN FOR ALL (DO I HAVE TO CHANGE SOMETHING IN THE PHP CODE THAT BUILDS THE URL'S, OR IS IT SOMETHING ON MY SERVER THAT NEEDS TO BE TWEAKED?)

 

I hope i cleared it up somewhat.

 

anyhelp would be appreciated

thanks

nik

If you contact someone that does SEO work and they are not familiar with oscommerce (or php sites in general), the first words out of their mouths are that you have to get rid of those dynamic url's. That is simply not true. It is a good idea, but not true. What I suggest you do, is trun off the Search Engine Friendly option and install Ultimate SEO (and Header Tags if you don't have it since all of this is a waste of time without it or another meta tags contribution). The urls will be much more user and SEO friendly.

 

The reason you have links still in the SE listings is because they were there from before and the SE's can take over a year to remove them. You can create permanent 301 redirects for them and the SE's will change them but, again, it will be when they get to it. You can request that they be removed from the listings. Google is pretty good about this but if they make a mistake, which can happen, they may end up removing all of your links. If your site is not heavily indexed, I would just make the changes I mentioned above and concentrate on optimizing your site. Let the existing links be dead links and the SE's will remove them. They won't matter if you properly setup your site since your new listings will appear at a higher ranking.

 

Jack

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I would have to agree with the two replies above. You are probably seeing what the SE have cached over time. It could take up to a month if not longer for the SE to start seeing the changes you have made and for them to start showing up.

Search the forum and contributions before posting. If that doesn't work, keep looking, then post. The forum is for seeking help and advice NOT for someone to do your work for you. Try to do something on your on, if you are going to run a shop then learn how it works.

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I would have to agree with the two replies above. You are probably seeing what the SE have cached over time. It could take up to a month if not longer for the SE to start seeing the changes you have made and for them to start showing up.

 

 

thanks for all your help, i will try and install the contribution jack mentioned above, and just sit back and watch.

 

btw i tried doing 301 redirects in a .htaccess file i created and i thought it was suppossed to redirect it immediately, but it did not seem to work?

 

thanks again

nik

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