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SEO - Dynamic URLs vs. Static URLs

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strongfarmer
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SEO - Dynamic URLs vs. Static URLs

Has any of you heard that Static page/urls do better than Dynamic page/urls in search engines related to SEO?
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Hi S,
From what I have read Static is better than dynamic.
Some people build their pages with say... .PHP etc and that's fine..
However the search engines don't like it when you have a dynamic URL like .PHP?var1= xxxx/ etc.. as it can send them around in circles.
I am sure there are some Techy guys here will have a better take on it though. I stick to static pages myself... but I know there are a few webmaster tips and tricks that they use to make a dynamic page look like a static one in Google eyes.
Not sure if Google slaps you for it though.. never tried it.
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Troy
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Thanks for your answer Troy

When you say: "However the search engines don't like it when you have a dynamic URL like .PHP?var1= xxxx/ etc.."

Using Wordpress, I will of course use permalinks... /xxxx/xxxx/

But will Google still look at the url as a dynamic?
(for example when reading through my xml sitemap)

The reason I was asking this question was that, i just feel when im searching a specific Niche subject, I see more .html sites at top of Google than dynamic (with static url). Maybe its just that, those html sites are older and rank better, dont know!
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Hi S,
this article may help you.
http://blogdesignstudio.com/wordpress-c ... tatic-cms/

Now having read up on this... Permalinks are fine.
SE will read the page as static, from my understanding.
If you are getting more than 100K vistors a day... then PHP dynamic pages can slow down your sites browsing etc..
But if you are getting 100k vistors a day... you should be making enough $$ to hire a programmer instead of you having to worry about it anyway..lol.
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gillesjh73
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This link may also help you:
http://vur.me/s/Best-3-Way-Back-Link-Software/
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johneniste
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I use dynamically generated urls on my site but i use the htaccess file to make them look like nice urls (no .php?this=that malarky)

So i can do weird and wonderful things with php on my pages (and only have a few pages that actually create hundreds)

btw. Google loves wordpress sites and i've found that it's easier to get a wordpress site ranked than a static site i've designed in dreamweaver.
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