View Full Version : Does Google penalise PHP?
07-24-2004, 02:08 PM
Aftr earning the basics of PHP i now intend in putting it into every site i own.
Does Google penalise it though?
07-24-2004, 06:38 PM
No. Or, to put it another way: NO.
08-10-2004, 08:24 PM
NOOOO !!!! Why would it do that !!!
08-22-2004, 07:59 PM
PHP's output is standard HTML. Googe likes that.
Look at the source of the php page , you will not see any PHP code.
Of course not, if it would then it would have great problems with very many pages..
So, just keep your code small, your content big, interest and without many typos, validate your php and html codes, and you should be fine.
08-23-2004, 06:21 AM
Sure it does :rolleyes:
Everyone knows that the best language is ASP :eyes:
09-08-2004, 05:49 PM
further to this - I want to keep content refreshed and have been using a incl to bring up some material that I change every week.
From reading the above, the whole page is loaded and the new content is recognised by the SE's?
thanks - Matt
09-08-2004, 09:38 PM
matte> That's true. The way you have to look at it with search engines is like this. What ever is done server side the search engines will not look like.
Well ok maybe not everything. Bot's like the googlebot will not hold sessions. But anyway, what ever you see on your website when it loads, that's what the bots will see and it does not matter if it's php, asp, asp.net, or what ever other language as long as it displays somethign on the screen ;)
09-13-2004, 01:38 PM
If my link is like this :http://www.all-business-logo.com/redirect.php3?go=logo-design-A-Audio, is it ok? Don't my website penalise?
09-13-2004, 10:06 PM
I hope that Iím not wrong in this one but I believe that his real question is:
Will my pagerank suffer if I make my website in PHP?
Or probably is:
will the SE robots spider my website best if it is made in PHP? I
f thatís your concern or question then the answer is yes you will suffer. Search Engine robots will spider your web more efficiently if you have an HTML site as opposed to PHP especially when you use Sessions IDís on your URL they are a pain in the neck for the robots.
09-14-2004, 06:02 AM
baggiho> Your site pages would be much cleaner if you were to use mod rewrite and create folders or files out of the page functions you send to your page.
If your pages did not have any Query Strings in the url then it would be spidered the same exact way normal html pages are spidered.
Note About Server Side Sessions
Everyone needs to understand that spiders will not leave your site if you have server side sessions, nor will it make it harder for them to spider if they are used correctly. Here is an example of how some developers use sessions.
When developing a web application, you may choose to use server side sessions to hold bread crumb values. such as:
Home > Category > Sub Category > Sub Sub Category > Product Page
Becuase spiders do not hold session values they will not hold the bread crumb values therefore your internal backlinks for those values will not be included.
This is a very basic example of server side sessions, if anyone wants a more in depth example please ask.
10-21-2004, 10:14 AM
Yes I would like to understand this better.
I thought that a normal google hit would grab the first 122kb on the root directory. Then in a deep crawl they would go deeper into subdirectories
11-04-2004, 09:50 PM
I was just about to say something about the sessionIDs. Yes, if you use PHP and you need to use sessions, add this to your .htaccess :
php_value session.use_trans_sid 0
This will mask the session id in the url and help the spider crawl more efficiently.
11-17-2004, 05:54 PM
[QUOTE=baggiho]If my link is like this :http://www.all-business-logo.com/redirect.php3?go=logo-design-A-Audio, is it ok? Don't my website penalise?[/QUOTE]
Well, I'm not quite sure why you would want to redirect a page back to your own domain...
11-18-2004, 04:27 PM
ASP uses VBScript( or JScript), which is technically not a full-fledged language.
I think C-type languages ( such as PHP, C#, Java...) have the future. That's why M$ introduced a new language C#.
11-19-2004, 06:17 PM
i find that at least PHP is better than asp and cgi.
12-17-2004, 10:11 AM
nah PHP is better
01-03-2005, 05:01 PM
I have a question though, when I go about making pages for the site content, aren't all those pulled from a database?
Are the spiders going to follow a text link, and look at the resulting pages, after, say, a SQL query?
How then do you see some pages in googles SERPS that have a direct product listed (I don't think they were using mod re-right)?
I am new to PHP, and don't understand everything, but I have a general unserstanding of how the language works, and how SQL and PHP work together.
Thanks for the help,
01-03-2005, 08:21 PM
The bot will see the page jsut like a browser would. Just think of the bot as a web browser like IE,Netscape, or Firefox, except with a computer looking at the info instead of a human.
The PHP code doesn't get seen by the spider/bot.
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