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>> Can Google web search index the data in my database?

I have content about projects that I store in a MS SQL database.
People access this information through pages which are dynamically
created in PHP. Since my content is stored in the database, how can I
get google web search (at google.com) to included that content when it
indexes my site? Is it a possibility? Thank you so much!

Jul 23 '05 #1
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I don't think this is the right group for this question (but I'm not
sure which group is right). Here are some links that might help
(especially the first one):
https://www.google.com/webmasters/si...cs/en/faq.html
http://desktop.google.com/developerguide.html
http://www.google.com/enterprise/mini/index.html

Razvan

Jul 23 '05 #2
ge********@gmail.com wrote:
Since my content is stored in the database, how can I
get google web search (at google.com) to included that content when it
indexes my site? Is it a possibility? Thank you so much!
Google will NOT index your database. However, Google will follow all
the links on your website. If your website is designed so that the
dynamic content is only accessible though, for example form fields,
then google will not be able to find it. On the other hand, any
dynamic content that is accessible through a simple hypertext link will
be found and indexed by google.
I have content about projects that I store in a MS SQL database.


As an example, let's say that you have a page named projectinfo.php
that accepts as input a variable named ProjectID and looks up and
displays info about that project. On some other page, a user selects
the project that they want to view. The user is then directed to
projectinfo.php. If that other page consists of a form with a
drop-down box, so that the user selects a project from the drop down
and then hit's a submit button, then google probably will not be able
to follow it.

On the other hand, if that other page contains anchors with hrefs like:
projectinfo.php?projectID=1
projectinfo.php?projectID=2
projectinfo.php?projectID=3

Then google absolutely will be able to follow those links and index the
pages.

Hope that helps

Jul 23 '05 #3

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