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What are search engine friendly URLs? Pages that link to <a href="https://ozoneasylum.com/backlink?for=5507" title="Pages that link to What are search engine friendly URLs?" rel="nofollow" >What are search engine friendly URLs?\

Search engine robots/spiders have until recently refused to index dynamically created pages (and currently only a few, like Google, will index your dynamic page but they tend not to follow anymore dynamic links from their) which are in the form:


The solution (as done, partially, here) is to create a seemingly 'static' URL like:


and get some kind of server-side processing to pass the variables through to the dynamic pages.

There are many different ways to do this depending on your server/platform:


Apache comes with a rewrite module which can be used for this purpose. You can use your .htaccess file and put something like this in it:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule my_page/([0-9]*) /my_page.php?id=$1 [L]

Relevant threads:

Dynamic Pages with Static URL's

Dynamic Pages & Search Engines

Quick dynamic page/search question

Relevant FAQs:

Can you help me understand regular expressions?


(Added by: Emperor on Sat 11-Jan-2003)

(Edited by: Emperor on Mon 10-Mar-2003)

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