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    Silly question about indexing!


    Hello,

    I am a fresh duck in SEO, and have readed a few articles here and there to learn the basics.

    My website URL is:
    http://www.papekitas.com.br

    I have tried to do that the most simple I can, and followed the basic principles for a good indexing such as:

    - Given a different title and description for each page
    - Used h1, h2 and h3 tags for topics
    - Used canonic links
    - Added ALT property for every picture

    However, I have something beating within my head and that I couldn't find anywhere. The question is regarding the way I initialize my website.

    When the visitor gets in the site, the index.html file doesn't have nothing but the following redirecting code:

    Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
    <meta name="google-site-verification" content="b9X5z5AVe0JmGN-wOv1DdvkIkgmfBE4XpIbgNddftRg" />
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=renderer.php?page=home.html" />
    <title>Papekitas.com.br</title>
    </head>
    <body>
    </body>
    </html>
    Also, I have a renderer.php script that 'assembles' the pages dynamically, by including the body portion of them from a partial HTML external file.
    For instances, to display the downloads page, the link will be: http://www.papekitas.com.br/renderer...=download.html and so on.

    My silly question is: how negatively this way to load pages will impact my website indexing?

    Thanks!
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    I wouldn't use meta refresh to redirect a visitor to another page. I would rather setup a server-side redirect via Apache mod_rewrite. This will also allow you to use seo friendly urls, that is you can mod_rewrite http://www.papekitas.com.br/renderer...=download.html to much more friendlier http://www.papekitas.com.br/download.html

    And - the best part - if done properly this even doesn't count as redirect, as no external redirect happens. This means that your final url will be 100% transparent both to your human visitors and to search engines. Your current solution isn't a good way to do the job.

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    Hi,

    Thanks for that. I have worked in my site, and I made all proposed changes turning my URLs friendly with mod_rewrite. It was a bit more hard than I supposed, but at the end, it is working fine.

    Finally my website is indexed by the search engines, but it still doesn't show up in the search results for my keywords. I think that now I have to start working on external links to gain traffic and more visibility...

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    Smile good luck


    there's some great info on link building and traffic generation around here

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