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Hi,

 

I've noticed that google is indexing my web pages with the session ID prefix. How can I stop this from happening? This has been pointed out to me by an SEO analyst. My sub pages aren't getting indexed properly and my ranks are suffering.

 

He stated as follows:

 

I think that the cause of a lot of your problems is that your URLs include explicit session IDs.

 

This is an example of a URL that has been indexed by Google:

 

www . ebody.co.uk/la-muscle-m-18.html?osCsid=7ad544ee7acbcf64b93d4a1e15f30192 (split to avoid autolinking)

 

Search engines really don't like sessions IDs, as each time a page is spidered the URL will have changed. The current situation is that you have only 6 pages in the main Google index and 360 in the supplemental index. Sorting out the SID issue should improve things.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

James

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Hi,

 

I've noticed that google is indexing my web pages with the session ID prefix. How can I stop this from happening? This has been pointed out to me by an SEO analyst. My sub pages aren't getting indexed properly and my ranks are suffering.

 

He stated as follows:

 

I think that the cause of a lot of your problems is that your URLs include explicit session IDs.

 

This is an example of a URL that has been indexed by Google:

 

www . ebody.co.uk/la-muscle-m-18.html?osCsid=7ad544ee7acbcf64b93d4a1e15f30192 (split to avoid autolinking)

 

Search engines really don't like sessions IDs, as each time a page is spidered the URL will have changed. The current situation is that you have only 6 pages in the main Google index and 360 in the supplemental index. Sorting out the SID issue should improve things.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

James

 

 

prevent spider sessions in the admin tool.

config->sessions->prevent spider sessions (set to True)

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Well by preventing spider sessions has worked well so far. The spiders still see my pages but don't login as a user might, preventing that unique code after the URL. I'm now appearing for keywords mainly for my main page and a few for my sub pages.

 

I've been reading and it would appear the other contributions for turning off session spidering help to reroute rather than returning the page www.mydomain.co.uk?86484as454fasfasfa as missing. How this affects keywords and how long google takes to recheck...I've no idea.

 

Thanks,

 

James

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Really....is that it? What are all these spider contribution session Id removers I see on the list all about then?
The setting is for preventing the search engine links from having session ID's attached in the first place. Once they have them, you have to add other code to get them removed by sending the search engines a permanent 301 redirect response. Some of the contributions, like SidKiller, are overkill and not needed at all.

 

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