Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Google does NOT index BBoard?

Posted by Vadim Makarov on
I guess that Google has lower indexing priority for pages with query variables, because it thinks they are less likely to contain stuff of long-term value. At least one Russian search engine says this explicitly in the FAQ, adding it will index more "?"-containing URLs on a site with a higher linking rank. Another search engine says it ignores all dynamically generated pages *.asp*, *.php*, *.pl*, */cgi-bin/* etc.

Search engines think that "plain HTML" URLs are usually authored by hand and are better literature to search for.

Also, URLs without parameters tend to be shorter are more human-readable. I can understand that
makes sense to those who program, but to the rest of users
or at least
would look way more logical.