Is there a reliable resource which focuses on search engine optimization and coldfusion. I've spent the last hour reading all kinds of voodoo on this topic in Google searches. I'm looking for best practices and tried and true techniques. Thanks! John
Coldfusion is the best way to get dynamic pages easy & quick in the web.It has the power to boost your hits from search engines.Cold Fusion sites when done correctly are perfectly fine for search engines.
Thanks Steve! Since posting this question back in June I have found your opinion on the matter to be truthful. I have recently launched a total CF generated site which Google has picked up, in fact it did so within hours. If you search 'midlothian day parade' you will see links to midlothiandayparade.com with multiple dynamic pages indexed correctly, even the dynamically set page titles.
What I did was read Google's SEO docs and then setup my dynamic pages so that they reflected the recommendations at Google: http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py? hl=en&answer=35291 (<<<don't click on this link, copy and paste the whole thing)
Then I made sure that I did NOT use URL variables like this:
Instead, I instructed CF to make directories where needed (and where they do not already exists). I auto copy/paste an index.cfm file into each of those directories. This index.cfm is used to load the dynamic content, content which is based on the URL. In this case the URL would be www.mysite.com/about_us <<< this is much more friendly for google. The index.cfm file in the about_us directory is identical to all the other directories and it has a line in the code which grabs the "about_us" portion of the url and then grabs that content from SQL, then grabs a CSS file intended for that page.
Keep in mind that all of this happens prior to the DOM completely loading. Google has no idea that this is a ColdFusion page. It only registers AFTER CF has done it's work.
So far the results have been far better than anything else I have tried to do with SEO.
This message was edited by johnglynn on 11-2-12 @ 6:18 AM
Hello. Search Engine Optimization help a lot of bringing website on the top over Google pages. As you everyone tried his best to have a good page rank of his website. So search engine optimization not only create website traffic but also cause the higher in page rank of the site.