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    Question Google and query strings


    I have a dynamic website written in ASP. It is a huge site and there are a large number of query strings throughout. Is it in my best interests to lose the query strings in an effort to boost my position on Google?

    I'm sure I have read somewhere that even though Google does not have a problem with sites that use query strings, they would do better without them.

    Has anyone got any thoughts on this - or does it really not affect listings on Google at all?
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    it depends on the # of variables in your query plus if your query includes session ids as a variable.
    If generally 2 or below variables & no session ids - then shouldn't be a problem.
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    search for threads on this discussion, there are several
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    Okay thanks arun_g and rustybrick.

    I suspect that I will have to cut down on some areas of my site as they do have more than two variables in the query string (but no session ids).

    I will search for other threads as suggested.
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    Even better if you can cut out the parameters entirely, or use mod_rewrite to do this for you.

    Gringo.
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    Thanks Gringo.

    I have had a look at this and would like to post the following link for anyone looking for mod_rewrite for IIS:

    http://www.qwerksoft.com/products/ii...umentation.htm

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