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Php & Search engines

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I have recently started to convert several of my websites over to
dynamic sites with pages written as requested with php and in some
cases using mysql databases to supply data within parts of the pages
rather than the plain HTML that they used to be writtten in.

I am concerned as to how this will affect the ability of the search
engine spiders to map out my websites.

Can anyone tell me what the ramifications of doing this are, and if
there are any suggestions to allow the engines to process my sites
better and pick up what I want them to??

Thanks

Aardwolf

Jul 17 '05 #1
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Aardwolf wrote:
I have recently started to convert several of my websites over to
dynamic sites with pages written as requested with php and in some
cases using mysql databases to supply data within parts of the pages
rather than the plain HTML that they used to be writtten in.

I am concerned as to how this will affect the ability of the search
engine spiders to map out my websites.

Can anyone tell me what the ramifications of doing this are, and if
there are any suggestions to allow the engines to process my sites
better and pick up what I want them to??


There should be NO effect from simply changing the content from static
to data-driven. Afterall, the search engines see the *rendered* version,
which to them looks like static HTML.

However, one thing you will need to be aware of is if you change your
URLs (ie /mypage.html becomes /mypage.php), the search engines may take
a while to re-spider and index your site properly. If you are changing
your URIs, you may want to send 301 HTTP messages (permanent redirect)
for the old ones so the engines can keep your rankings where they belong.

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Jul 17 '05 #2

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Thank you VERY much for your answer :)

On Tue, 06 Jul 2004 14:19:21 GMT, Justin Koivisto <sp**@koivi.com>
wrote:
Aardwolf wrote:
I have recently started to convert several of my websites over to
dynamic sites with pages written as requested with php and in some
cases using mysql databases to supply data within parts of the pages
rather than the plain HTML that they used to be writtten in.

I am concerned as to how this will affect the ability of the search
engine spiders to map out my websites.

Can anyone tell me what the ramifications of doing this are, and if
there are any suggestions to allow the engines to process my sites
better and pick up what I want them to??


There should be NO effect from simply changing the content from static
to data-driven. Afterall, the search engines see the *rendered* version,
which to them looks like static HTML.

However, one thing you will need to be aware of is if you change your
URLs (ie /mypage.html becomes /mypage.php), the search engines may take
a while to re-spider and index your site properly. If you are changing
your URIs, you may want to send 301 HTTP messages (permanent redirect)
for the old ones so the engines can keep your rankings where they belong.


Jul 17 '05 #3

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