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URL parameters that look like session ids


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GoogleGuy Says

PostPosted: November 23, 2003 11:14 AM 

Importance: Medium

A member asks if an URL parameter such as article=03945feefrf would be followed by Google. GG says probably not, because it looks like a session id, and that article=182 would be better. In the past GG has said that paramters named "id=" might be presumed session ids, but this is the first time I recall GG saying that the "value" part of the parameter could also have the same fate.

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

Possibly, but probably not, since it looks so much like a session id. Much more likely would be to index a link like


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PostPosted: March 30, 2004 7:18 PM 

For my website, I use session ids. These ideas are mandatory as they are, so getting rid of it or renaming it is not an option for me. My questions is...how can I get Google to spider my site and ignore those session ids in the url?

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