A lot of websites today, especially those with shopping carts, are made up of Dynamic web pages. A dynamic webpage is one that is driven by a database. Most of the information on a dynamic web page does not appear until a person accesses that page. The database then brings up what the person is looking for.

This is a good thing for online shopping but not so good if you are looking for good search engine results. Search engines usually cannot access the information or data on a dynamic page to index it because it changes all of the time.

Add some Static web pages to your website.

A static web page is one where the information is permanent and does not come from a database. Therefore, the search engine can index it and it will show up on search engine results.

How to tell the difference between a dynamic and static webpage?

Look at the end of the webpage address.

A dynamic page will usually end in .php, .asp, .aspx or have a Session ID at the end of the address.

Example: http://www.limaugeboutique.com/categories.php

A static page will usually end in either .htm or .html

Example: http://www.limaugeboutique.com/lavender.htm

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  1. sas certification // June 10, 2009 at 1:11 AM  

    Good information about difference between static and dynamic web pages.Many of sites banned google crawler to access their password protected areas.We can use robot.txt file protecting our password protected data from google crawler.

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  3. Firany // July 30, 2009 at 2:42 AM  

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