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[_] SEO and querystring advice

Stu Cox stu at stucox.co.uk
Fri Feb 1 08:01:12 GMT 2013

If you use a consistent search form, with fields in the same order, then
query string parameters will be in the same order for 99% of users anyway
(it's just us web geeks who decide it's a good idea to hack a query string).


On 31 January 2013 19:10, Tim Wintle <timwintle at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 2013-01-31 at 18:32 +0000, Rupert Russell wrote:
> > Hi Dan,
> > If you search Google Uk for "company car tax calculator" you will see we
> > have identical URLS in position 4,5,7, and 36 except that the query
> string
> > ?clk= has a different number, or none at all for position 5. So it is
> clear
> > that Google is looking at the full string.
>
> But those are very different pages (yeah they have the same content
> here, but the vast majority of the page is different between the two
> pages).
>
> They definitely include the parameters when looking at urls - but I
> don't think they care about the order of parameters within a url.
>
> Tim
>
>
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