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06-17-2004, 09:33 PM
I am having difficulties getting Google to pick up any of the pages inside one of my websites: http://www.jet.org.au.
No matter what I do, how many times I submit inside pages, etc, I cannot find a single page in google except for the homepage.
I am starting to wonder whether it is caused by the technology I use? Does PHP affect the way google picks up pages? On my first page http://www.jet.org.au/index.php I redirect immediately to a second page http://www.jet.org.au/phpFiles/index.php.
Thanks for the help, guys!
06-17-2004, 09:59 PM
I noticed when visiting your website a few problems.
While reidrects are not good b/c often times spammers use these to grab traffic and re-direct it to doorway pages they choose.
The reason your site is not being indexed in full by Google is b/c you have dynamic URL's containing strings which Google cannot understand. Stop words such as &, +, =, ? are hard for Google to follow and consequently stops after your homepage.
Try and read about and incorporate MOD_REWRITE so that your URL's appear as normal paths to google and it will have no trouble indexing your complete site.
YOur other problem is PR. You have no PR and the amoount of PR you have will effect how aften and how deep Google crawls your website.
Get some backlinks to your site, increase your PR, incorp MOD_REWRITE and you should be good to go!
06-17-2004, 10:56 PM
Hi Critter, thanks for your quick feedback.
Yeah, I was thinking to convert to search-engine friendly URLs, but the ? should only appear on some of the pages (the ones where you search for a job or log in as a member). Most of the pages holding general information (such as the "Apprenticeships & Traineeships" section) should not contain dynamic characters.
Sorry, what does "PR" stand for?
Backlinks - yes, we will get some more. But if the homepage is being picked up by Google, shouldn't the others as well? Or do the backlinks have to point to individual inside pages?
06-17-2004, 11:03 PM
The more backilinks you have will give your site more weight, thus you should get a deeper crawl.
The characters in your URL's will give a bit of a problem as well with session ID's
06-17-2004, 11:30 PM
Ah, I forgot about the session IDs! They don't show up for me cause I've got cookies.
06-17-2004, 11:35 PM
Glad I could trigger that thought for you ;)
I am seeing spider URLs like this:
Google does not like session IDs with more than 10 characters, so I suspect that is your problem