Aug 22, 2007 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

In a blog called Yahoo! Search Supports You, Yahoo! announces the first-ever beta launch of "Dynamic URL Rewriting".

“The Dynamic URLs tab is available for authenticated sites and allows a site owner to provide Yahoo! Search information about the dynamic parameters available on their site. You might use URL parameters in your site to perform various functions apart from modifying the content of the page, such as,

session ids – for tracking user sessions

source trackers – for tracking the sources which are sending referrals to your pages and site

format modifiers – for print formats etc

This feature allows you to specify what parameters on your site are dynamic parameters that are content-neutral (that is, they do not effect the content on the page) and are present for other uses. To help you get started, we also show you the parameters that we found as possible candidates in our analysis of your site crawl. You can select one of these parameters and provide actions for them.”

While some say, "Noone will anyway use it (0,0001% pages max)" others like John Honeck,

"Giving you the ability to have some control over how your own site is treated is not asking you to do their work. If you don't care how they treat your site you don't have to do anything.

It's at least a step in the right direction to give the webmaster some control or choice in the matter. Google allows you to choose the preferred domain, but that's about it, the rest of their tools are so rarely updated they are next to worthless."

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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