Posts tagged ‘search engine’

May 10, 2010

4 Reasons, Why Session Id’s are Bad for SEO ?

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

I keep hearing on internet in SEO best-practices or approaches that session id’s are bad for Search Engine Optimization(SEO), but no one tells, WHY ? So i took some time to search as to why do engines(google, yahoo, bing) have such problems, what are the factors which affect the ranking in respect of Session ID.

Here is a list of affects of Session id in a URL:

1.  One good reason, you never want a session ID to show up in a URL

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April 28, 2010

Robots.txt: Guide to Robots exclusion standard

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

robots.txt, also known as the Robots Exclusion Protocol or Robot Exclusion Standard protocol, is a convention to prevent cooperating web spiders and other web robots from accessing all or part of a website which is otherwise publicly viewable. Robots are often used by search engines to categorize and archive web sites, or by webmasters to proofread source code. The standard is unrelated to, but can be used in conjunction with, Sitemaps, a robot inclusion standard for websites.

Here are few facts, i have discovered while working with robots.txt and are difficult to find anywhere,

  • The robots.txt patterns are matched by simple substring comparisons.
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