Just as there are steps you can take to improve your site's search engine performance, there are also things that can hurt your chances at optimal rankings. Below are some of the major culprits:
Sites utilizing frames typically separate the content of the page from the frameset, making it virtually impossible for search engines to find, let alone index and produce, the content of the framed pages in their results. If you have framed pages that you want to optimize for search engines, your best bet is to convert them to standard non-framed pages so that search engines can see what they have to offer for content display them properly.
Dynamic URLs (e.g. containing "?" or "ID=") have traditionally been difficult for many search engines to crawl and index properly, although they are getting better at it. To play it safe, monitor your dynamically generated pages to assess whether or not the major search engines are finding them and, if necessary, create non-dynamic, search engine-friendly, versions of those pages on your site (e.g. yourorganization.com/about/default.asp). More →
Originally posted 2007-03-09 23:40:07.