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Re: Here's what the programmer guy said
From David A on 12 Feb '01
replying to Here's what the programmer guy said posted by JWJ

>I asked the guy if there will be a question mark in the url of the ASP page that is to be our front page. Please post your reaction to what he wrote here...
>"The question mark is used to append data to the url. This is used by forms using the "get" method and in applications to make links smarter.
>like www.microstock.com/categories.asp?id=43
>
>"The question mark tells the browser where the url ends and the data begins.
>
>"So the answer to your question is no. the pages/urls won't have question marks in them. www.microstock.com will always be just that.
>
>"but some pages use question marks to pass data. These will always be
>internal pages. Pages that search engines shouldn't be referencing anyway."

He is correct about what the "?" are for. However, internal pages are typically very valuable for SE rankings because they are very focused content specific pages.

In your example, most likely, this url www.microstock.com/categories.asp won't show anything meaningful for search engines the last part is required to pull the appropriate info onto the page. So, these internal pages you will want to have listed in the SEs but you will not be able to in the current format.




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