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Old 10-25-2006   #1
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Smile Google Eats Dynamic URLs

Just posted at SEW blog Google Removes Dynamic Parameter Clause From Webmaster Guidelines via http://googlewebmastercentral.blogsp...uidelines.html

Go Google. But most engines handle this fine now. Google just updated some content...
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How about that!

Google have finally removed
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Don't use "&id=" as a parameter in your URLs, as we don't include these pages in our index.
from the guidelines.

I've lost count how many times I've asked for a clarification of that clearly misleading guideline...

http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/...7&postcount=32
http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/...1016#post81016
http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/...36&postcount=2
http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/...ead.php?t=6123

It was incredibly frustrating - they HAVE been indexing URLS with &id= but the guideline says they didn't.

All that guideline ever caused was:
- doubt about the validity of the rest of the guidelines;
- a lot of angst for people who had those parameters in their URLs
- potentially a huge amount of cost to those who had &id= in their URL structure and then changed their URLS in order to "comply with the guidelines"

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