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    Hello Gang,

    Does anybody know if using server side include files will effect your ranking on search engines? For example; do you know if the search engine searches the text file code before the server side includes file is included or would it just see the server side include code?

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    server side include = included on the page by the server before it is served up to anyone - browser or spider.

    The spider sees the completed web page as if the SSI text was part of the web page itself.

    The only downside is potentially slower serving of the pages to the spider because of the include.

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    DeeJay,

    Will slower serving of the pages effect our ranking on the various search engines?

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    Nope, slow serving won't affect your rankings, but if it is seriously slow (ie, timing out, which a simple SSI won't cause if the server is otherwise solid) it may affect how long the spider sticks around and how deep it manages to get into your site.

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    I use SSI quite a lot on many of my sites and agree with everything Deejay says.

    I use the includes for things like standard page headers and footers, i.e. banners and text navigation links. This hardly affects the performance of the web server at all and all of my pages are indexed without any problems.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by microdot:
    I use SSI quite a lot on many of my sites and agree with everything Deejay says.

    I use the includes for things like standard page headers and footers, i.e. banners and text navigation links. This hardly affects the performance of the web server at all and all of my pages are indexed without any problems.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Yes. SSI's are very usefull to structure your website. Performance is not an issue as long as you do not over-use includes (include in an include in an include ... etc.).

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    Thanks all... the advice is appreciated!!!

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