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Shorten url strings in ASP?

I am not a developer but my site has long URL strings that have
problem getting crawled. I understand Google now will crawl past the +
but does not like the long strings. I tried URL rewrite and it did not
work for me. Seem like there would be command in the asp to tell ti
to shorten the string here is one of mine.
http://www.landincorporated.com/Prev...6-367fa393e125
at http:// www.landincorporated.com

Why cannot it not be generated by asp to like
http://www.landincorporated.com/Prev...x?pID=81e23cf6. That is a
long enough variable to remove any chance repeat URL. Can me
developer change my code to shorten the generated URLs string to say
10 characters?
Jul 17 '08 #1
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>I am not a developer but my site has long URL strings that have
problem getting crawled. I understand Google now will crawl past the +
but does not like the long strings. I tried URL rewrite and it did not
work for me. Seem like there would be command in the asp to tell ti
to shorten the string here is one of mine.
http://www.landincorporated.com/Prev...6-367fa393e125
at http:// www.landincorporated.com

Why cannot it not be generated by asp to like
http://www.landincorporated.com/Prev...x?pID=81e23cf6. That is a
long enough variable to remove any chance repeat URL. Can me
developer change my code to shorten the generated URLs string to say
10 characters?
ASP has nothing to do with your site. It's written in ASP.NET which is
totally different (although there was no way for you to know that). The
string of letters and numbers in your URL is a reference code to individual
items in the database. That was set by the original developers, and can
probably only be changed by them. However, I suspect that the real problem
behind your lack of success in getting indexed is the fact that search
engines can't peform searches - which is the only real way to access
property details on your site. And even if they could search, the
developers have used the default paging that comes with the control in which
the properties are listed in search results pages. It generates paging
links in clientside javascript which search engine bots can't activate, so
they don't follow the links. Again, that's something that the developers
need to address on your behalf. You may also want to consider investing in
the services of a Search Engine Marketing company. You already have the
benefit of the extent of my kowledge on these things.

Google (as far as I know) has no problem with long strings in urls. It
prefers not to bother with multiple parameters in querystrings, but you only
have one in yours: pID.

--
Mike Brind
MVP - ASP/ASP.NET
Jul 17 '08 #2

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