Question: What is event or session id? Is that for webinar or event sign-up pages?
Question: Why do people put ?, &, Session ID, Event ID in their urls? Besides being geeky, is there another reason?
Question: What is CGI? It’s on the presentation but I don’t know what it stands for and why it’s bad?
Answer: If you are not using any dynamic URLs, then you are fine. Don’t worry about it. But if you add e-commerce, a shopping cart, a search engine, a database… then you may have to worry about them. The trick there is to be sure to have a BROWSE feature with PSEUDO-STATIC URL’s. That’s the magic phrase. Google looks at dynamic URLS as here today, gone tomorrow, and they are the KISS OF DEATH. They do not get indexed wll – it’s a HUGE negative.
So, if you are not using them, GREAT. But if you ever do, create PSEUDO static URL’s at least for those pages you want to actually show up for SEO purposes. Session ID’s, ?, %, eventid’s, CGI – these are all related to the same concept: Database-driven TEMPORARY pages. But, from Google’s perspective, it won’t like to index these pages, as they are HERE TODAY / gone TOMORROW.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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