[ic] New user question

Doug Alcorn doug@lathi.net
30 Jan 2001 14:38:47 -0500

"Dan Garwood" <res087jh@verizon.net> writes:

> Michelle,
> If your hosting company does not setup the mod_minivend, than search engines
> will have trouble indexing you. 

I'm not sure what mod_minivend does; this is the first I've heard of
it.  However, there was a good article posted here back on 06 Oct 00
by Jonathan Clark on the thread for "Meta Tags".  In it he talks about
strategies for allowing robots to scan you.  Note that his article
doesn't mention mod_minivend.  Note that I'm not disparaging
mod_minivend.  I don't know anything about it.  It may be the answer
to all my indexing woes.  All I'm saying is there are some

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: interchange-users-admin@lists.akopia.com
> > [mailto:interchange-users-admin@lists.akopia.com]On Behalf Of Michelle
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 12:18 PM
> > To: interchange-users@lists.akopia.com
> > Subject: [ic] New user question
> >
> > Question: Interchange creates dynamic pages. Does this mean all
> > sections of the page are created on the fly or are the pages
> > static with only the product info created on the fly? Hope this
> > makes sense.

Unless you explicitly build static pages, everything is dynamic.  That
means the entire content of all the pages are generated from a cgi
program.  To have part of the page static and part dynamic would
require use of Server Side Includes.  I've never done any SSI and
don't know if the SS included file can actually be the output of a cgi
script.  On the surface, this seems like it could be pretty cool; but,
IC is certainly not designed that way.

> > I am concerned about being indexed by search engines (Excite,
> > etc.) if there are no pages to index. What parts of the page are
> > available to the search engines?

I recommend going to google and searching on "Jonathan Clark Meta Tags
site: akopia.com".

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