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Please change item URLs back

edited Jun 9, 2006 1:53AM in Web Site / E-Commerce 4 comments

With version 11, Netsuite has changed the format of URLs for item detail pages from
/s.nl/sc.11/category.191/it.A/id.130/.f
to
/s.nl/it.A/id.3568/.f?sc=12&category=81
and sometimes
/s.nl/it.A/id.3568/.f?sc=12&category=81&whence=

I believe I read somewhere that the justification for this was a fear of a duplicate content penalty from search engines, and a belief that search engines ignore anything in a URL parameter.

As I've stated in another post, there is no such thing as a penalty for duplicate content. Search engines know that many web sites are database driven, and that different URLs can produce the same page. This is expected behavoir, but naturally search engines don't want to cache more than one copy of any given page. So they try to figure out which is the canonical page, and they

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