[opencms-dev] search engines and static vs. dynamic contents

Code Create, Bernd Wolfsegger bw at code-create.com
Tue Nov 15 12:05:59 CET 2005

These are two different questions (Dynamic content / PDFs).

On Tuesday, 15. November 2005 13:32, Christoph Kukulies wrote:
> Just a question (in the vein of mentioning of static exports in recent
> posts):
> Does static contents favor hit rates in search engines an robots,
> in the sense that your sites' contents is searched better and is more
> present in hit results of search engine requests?
> Or asked the other way around: Can dynamic contents (VFS) impede robots and
> search engines?

How should the search engine get to know that the content is generated 
dynamically ??
It just makes requests to html pages and follows links on these pages. I don't 
think that search engines have the capability to test if a file is resident 
in the filesystem or not.
You can't do this with a normal Browser too.

> Do special measures have to be taken to give robots so to say
> "readily prepared food" containing an index of all searchable keywords
> and items on a site?
> Imagine you have lots of PDF documents on your site. Do robots search
> all these PDF documents for keywords? Or would a periodically initiated
> local search of your sites' search mechanism be feasible to prepare the
> "robots' food"?
> --
> Chris Christoph P. U. Kukulies kukulies (at) rwth-aachen.de
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