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Old November 2nd, 2007, 06:45 PM
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Default TBH Search Engine Optimization

Hi guys.

Just thought I would get other people's thoughts/experience with this.

Before I publish my clients TBH based site I wanted to make sure that is as indexible as their existing STATIC html site.

I downloaded a copy of Zoom Search Engine (http://www.wrensoft.com/zoom/index.html) to test. As the content pages inherit the header information from the master page and the articles pages have a title of Show Article... the results are not very descriptive:

 
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quote:14. My Company: Series D Rotary Lobe Pumps
Quote:
About My Company Ltd., it's services, pumps and company
Terms matched: 1 - Score: 22 - URL: http://localhost:1124/WebSiteName/(X(1)A(qFwMD6VSyAEkAAAAZjg3MThmMTAtNTQwMC00NzA1LTg yM2UtMTkxZTYxYjc2OTRmnPkJhFaWezOWOePsMMC7KBB2x3s1) )/ShowArticle.aspx?ID=24
15. MyWebSiteName.com: Browse Articles
About My Company Ltd., it's services, pumps and company
Terms matched: 1 - Score: 19 - URL: http://localhost:1124/WebSiteName/(X(1)A(fI6mEaVSyAEkAAAAYWQ0NDYwNjEtYzQ4NS00ZjZlLTl iYjAtM2MxZDhjMGExY2Fj8xOMNMUcEOhJ3gxsgjaRqc1qppk1) )/BrowseArticles.aspx?CatID=6&AspxAutoDetectCookieSu pport=1
16. MyWebSiteName.com: Browse Articles
About My Company Ltd., it's services, pumps and company
Terms matched: 1 - Score: 19 - URL: http://localhost:1124/MyWebSiteNameDotCom/(X(1)A(zpypEaVSyAEkAAAAOTk0YWE3ZDUtODdlNy00MTQzLWI xOWQtYTFjMmViNDdjZDZiwyndthPmDPpOtoUMUcmS7piP4lU1) )/BrowseArticles.aspx?CatID=4&AspxAutoDetectCookieSu pport=1
17. MyWebSiteName.com: Browse Articles
About My Company Ltd., it's services, pumps and company
Terms matched: 1 - Score: 19 - URL: http://localhost:1124/MyWebSiteNameDotCom/(X(1)A(9yOrEaVSyAEkAAAAYzlmMDBjYWUtMTk0Ni00OTRhLTh mY2MtZDhmYWU1NzM4MDhh5V3LQQOtoEuUbSHliqLnzqNaYto1) )/BrowseArticles.aspx?CatID=11&AspxAutoDetectCookieS upport=1
Although these all link to different pages the search results do not give any indication of what they are linking to.

Has anyone else noticed this? Im not sure whether other search engines will index in the same way.

As it is easy enough to expose the header information of the master page to it's content page I am planning to just create a MasterBase class that allows title/description etc to be overwritten. This way for my articles I can override the title as say MyWebsiteName: ArticleTitleHere and description as my article abstract.

Be good to hear other peoples opinions on this.