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From Ovidiu Predescu <>
Subject Re: Search Engine Optimization and Cocoon
Date Fri, 12 Apr 2002 17:44:24 GMT
On Fri, 12 Apr 2002 12:40:10 +0200, Bert Van Kets <> wrote:

> One of my *things* is Search Engine Optimization or SEO.  SEO tries to 
> define the rules a site must comply to to be "found" by search engines and 
> thus get a lot of relevant visitors.  I found Cocoon to be a perfect 
> platform to do server side programming that can be hidden entirely from the 
> client.  Even page optimization is possible.
> There is a rather important rule that is broken by some samples: "Some 
> major robots (programs that requests and index the content of your site) 
> will not index your page and thus not follow the links in it if you use a 
> querystring in the URL."  This rule is not important if you use forms, 
> since robots will never enter data and submit a form.  I hope that passing 
> parameters in the URL will not be a "standard" thing in Cocoon.
> I am willing to spend some time to compile a text that explains how the 
> benefits of Cocoon can be used in SEO.  Anybody interested?

I am interested in this, as I was planning to use a parameter to store
continuation ids for the flow engine, instead of encoding it in the

Please let me know when you compile the text, I'm very interested in
reading this.


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