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

Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
Let me back up for a minute: All that stuff about URL formats is assuming that the format of the URL, whether it looks "static" or "dynamic", really is important to whether or not real search engines out there index the content.

Some posts above imply that, at least for Google, that may not actually be true, or may only be partially true.

Whatever else, other than the URL format, impacts whether or not Google indexes stuff (like the server maybe falling over under massive Googlebot load), is at least (probably more) important than the URL format issue itself.

But if it's likely that the URL will always be at least a piece of the puzzle, it would be very nice to have a tool to present whatever URL format we want, and that's worth discussing.