I have been trying to build this site with good search engine optimization (SEO). The top item on the SEO list is the link hrefs. My site is built on a DAX string (Divide and Qonquer mentality - "daq's") in the form of:
However, in order to make the site more SEO, I have retooled the links to be in the form of:
which essentially gets parsed into the DAX string metioned above. The concern I have here is that this is actually throwing a 404 file not found error. However, I catch this in a custom error handler page and manually set the page status to 202:
<cfheader statuscode="200" statustext="OK" />
When I do a CFHttp to test the status of my pages, it does indeed come back as 200; however, I am seeing in my logs that spiders will hit the home page of my site, but then not hit anything else. I don't know if that is because it can somehow figure out that it's actually hitting a 404 page or what? But then again, even if they had to do a page grab to get the status code, my logs would have that as well.
So, why are search engines not moving past my homepage? More to come....
Any problem on Google Site Map verification. I am not able to verify some of my site using customized 404 page for not found pages.
What kind of server-side scripting are you using? You should be able to override the 404 by passing custom headers.
I have the same issue with 2 custom PHP application, and one Joomla site.
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