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    I have an affiliate site in PHP. Anybody know why does Google not updating my inner pages. When I goto cached, the last time updated was Jan. 2005.

    Googlebot is still visiting my site daily, but why is only my index page updating and the rest not?

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    Are you using PHP session ids? Apparently google doesn't like these too much. Apart from that using PHP shouldn't really have an adverse effect. But there could be any number of reasons, missing or broken robots.txt or htaccess, broken links, no site map to easily reach the inner pages, broken HTML cunfusing the bot. Are you updating you inner pages? If not, why would google need to re-index them again if the content hasn't changed?

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    Also, check your inner pages' URLs. If they have more than a couple ? in them, this can cause issues for Google when trying to follow them.
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    last time updated was Jan. 2005.
    So they're in the Supplemental Index. Could they be taken to be duplicates?

    Googlebot is still visiting my site daily, but why is only my index page updating and the rest not?
    Pages in the Supplemental Index don't get re-crawled. Are there clean URLs, or is there something like id=426 in the URL?

    And is there regular text navigation so all the pages can be crawled?

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    Its in the supplemental results. what does it mean to be in the supplemental results?

    Most of my urls have ?id=21&cat=book, but upto to variables only. But my main sub-pages are also not being recrawled like shoes.php and the like.

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    Basically, pages in the Supplemental Index are flagged and put there because they're not considered to be unique enough or have enough content on the pages to warrant spending further crawling resources on. A lot of the time it's an indication that pages have been spotted as duplicates, or in some cases "near-duplicates."

    Google specifically says (I'd have to hunt to find exactly where) not to use id= as a parameter; it sounds like that's part of the issue. The static pages are something else from what's happening with the dynamic ones.

    Are you using prepared content from merchants as text, and are you using datafeeds for pages that aren't altered or customized by you individually?

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    What is the supplemental index? Is there a link to read more about this?

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    There's another thread running with a site that's mostly Supplemental Index

    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=67826

    And Google's explanation

    http://www.google.com/support/bin/an...2286&topic=365

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