Comments on: Google Change Their Webmaster Guidelines Search Engine Optimisation Ireland Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:03:56 +0100 hourly 1 By: Richard Hearne Thu, 06 Sep 2007 18:46:14 +0000 Hi Jan

I’m doing some work with a very large site (500k+ pages) and one particular area causes all types of indexation problems. Purely down to quite elaborate, multi variable query strings. Query strings are still a very real issue with search engines.

Thanks for dropping by, rgds

By: Jan Thu, 06 Sep 2007 09:14:52 +0000 Ops, I forgot to mention… I started my site on 10/10/2005 and URLs were OK.

By: Jan Thu, 06 Sep 2007 09:14:00 +0000 Hm, even this post was posted a couple of months ago, the &id= thing was solved long time ago.

When I started my primary web site I was even using empty spaces and national encoding characters (Eastern Europe encodings) in URLs (I was a newbie), but Google was able to crawl and index my site anyway.

In addition, some of my current URLs are veeeeeery long. I am going to cut them thanks to cookies usage sometimes in the future. But again, G sees no problems when accessing such pages, following links on them, etc.

Of course, short URLs are always better solution than tons of variables and values after the ? character.