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    Hello -

    I know this topic has been hemmed and hawed over for a long time, but I am still a little confused. Additionally, I have never heard this discussion brought into the realm of ASP.NET.

    Obviously, I am developing in ASP.NET and am concerned that the link "http://www.mysite.com/directory/page1.aspx?var1=val1&var2=val2" will give problems to some SE spiders making the spider choke on it and not index it.

    I know that .php pages don't have a problem with getting indexed (at least on google, but I've still heard talk that some spiders have problems). Will the .aspx be treated any differently than the .php?

    Is it worth it for me to figure out some way of making ASP.NET return, for example "http://www.mysite.com/directory/val1.html" instead of "http://www.mysite.com/directory/page1.aspx?var1=val1&var2=val2"? I know it is possible to do this with PHP, but I am not sure if it is possible with ASP.NET - does anyone know how, or if it is worth it to even try?

    Thanks,

    Danski

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    I don’t know much about ASP and Microsoft’s Information Server, but I have read that you can rewrite URLs like with Apache. Try searching goggle for "URL Rewriting" and you should find some info on it.
    As far as search engines indexing pages with query strings, it’s my understanding that Google can read up to two queries. I could be wrong though.

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    Hi,

    I wrote my site in .NET and used the URL Rewriting trick NewcastleB mentioned, but it does not rewrite the .html extensions; it still keeps .aspx. I used it solely to prevent myself from having to use any querystring values.

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    The main problem with .aspx is that while Google can spider it, they can't assign toolbar PR values to the pages for some reason. Also, being a new-ish language, it causes spiders to choke more easily than regular .asp or even .php. An ISAPI rewrite filter will take care of it - this is the Windows equivalent of mod_rewrite on an Apache server.

    A quick search brings up this extremely simple rewrite filter specifically for .aspx. This will certainly do the trick:

    http://www.codeproject.com/aspnet/urlrewriter.asp

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    Also checkout ReWrite.net from 15seconds

    http://www.15seconds.com/issue/030522.htm

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    They have something called isapi rewrite that you can buy.

    Another problem with ASP.NET for SE is that it takes time to compile each page (sometimes up to like 30-40 sec). When you have thousands of pages and sending new variables to the page, then it'll take forever for spiders to go through them.
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    Classic ASP is interpreted.

    ASP.NET pages will be in full blown languages like C#, VB.NET etc.,
    ASP.NET pages are pre-compiled and they are really faster than Classic ASP 3.0

    They will reside as DLL in your bin/ folder and executed when your pages are called.

    Slow pages???
    May be you should hire a professional programmer or pay your current programmer well enough to train himself/herself better.


    SEs do understand the aspx pages. But too many querystrings definitely hamper the spidering.

    ISAPI rewite and Rewrite.NET seems to be better, although I do not use them now.

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