putting stupid search engine urls back
admin at ampprod.com
Sun Aug 30 03:52:02 MSD 2009
Hi again Gabriel,
Thank you for your reply.
I think SEF URL's are debatable. The more research I do the more I find
them unnecessary. It also makes it difficult for growth. What if you
change your cms, forum or whatever and the dynamic content is generated
differently? All of your "static lookalike" links are no longer valid. I
also believe this to be true with major revisions of current cms, forums and
other. If they do a complete code rewrite as many of them claim with major
revisions then that might also affect urls too. Eventually you have more
lines of rewrites and garbage in your config than anything else which is not
the intended use. It may not strain the server but every little bit of
helps and if someone thinks they can just let that go then where does
Anyway, here's an old article that's worth a read in regards to the great
sef debate. http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2005/4/emw232456.htm
Finally, that brings me back to my original question...
Finally, that brings me to my original question...
How can I turn:
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From: owner-nginx at sysoev.ru [mailto:owner-nginx at sysoev.ru] On Behalf Of
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2009 4:10 PM
To: nginx at sysoev.ru
Subject: Re: putting stupid search engine urls back
You really shouldn't have to use redirects, I would think. A rewrite
(mod rewrite in apache, I think nginx supports similar), will allow
people to directly access the friendly urls while your application
internally receives a request for the ?something=something urls. If
rewrites are using up so much cpu that you'd rather not have search
engine traffic than have to take the cpu hit to rewrite urls....
something is seriously wrong.
On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 8:27 AM, AMP Admin<admin at ampprod.com> wrote:
> It's just that it seems to put a strain on the server to redirect
> everything. Maybe I'm doing it wrong. Also, when people submit content
> bookmarks sometimes they get a redirect error. It says something like
> page redirects to' and then it won't bookmark.
> If I can make a nice clean sef that doesn't cause problems like that then
> would love to use it.
> Also, if we move to a new platform a year or two down the line then those
> links woud need another redirect if the new system uses a different url.
> Does that make sense?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nginx at sysoev.ru [mailto:owner-nginx at sysoev.ru] On Behalf Of
> Gabriel Ramuglia
> Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2009 12:15 AM
> To: nginx at sysoev.ru
> Subject: Re: putting stupid search engine urls back
> If you do that, you're wasting SEO potential. If nothing else, the
> search engines take into account textual content in your urls when
> considering the topicality of the page. Without those keywords in the
> url, you'll have a harder time ranking for the relevant topics of your
> On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 9:43 PM, Ilan Berkner<iberkner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Perhaps not the appropriate forum... but why / where did you hear that it
>> was "stupid" to do / use SEF?
>> On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 12:36 AM, AMP Admin <admin at ampprod.com> wrote:
>>> A few years we went along with the buzz about writing search engine
>>> friendly urls. Well now I think thats stupid and believe the site will
>>> crawled regardless.
>>> Anyway, theres bots and ppl still looking for the sef urls so I need to
>>> change them back.
>>> How can I make:
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