osHelpers - Help for your osCommerce store
 
Google Base Feed Germany
iFrame Defender v1.2
oscommerce Seo
  Seo Pack 2
  SE Friendly URLs
  Session ID Removal
  Title and Meta Tags
  Google Sitemap
Magnum Shopping Cart
  Magnum MVS 8.4 Basic
osCommerce Services
  osc / cre patch
  Data Entry
  Data Extraction
  bugs and fixing
  Site Transfer
  creloaded Transfer
  Design Special
  Hosting
osCommerce Templates
osCommerce Contributions
  Credit Modules
  Features
  Images
  InfoBoxes
  Languages
  Order Total Modules
  Other
  Payment Modules
  Reports
  Shipping Modules
  Templates/Themes
  Zones
osCommerce Articles
osCommerce Tutorials
  Installing osCommerce
  Configuring your store
  Adding categories
  Adding products
  Adding product attributes
  Configuring currency
  Adding payment modules
  Adding shipping modules
  Configuring sales tax
  Editing your home page
  Editing columns
  Editing header and footer
  Creating specials
  Managing customers
  Sending out a newsletter
  Sending out email
  Managing your banners
  Backup database
CRELoaded Tutorials
  Add Administrators
  Add Article Author
  Additional Images
  Create a New Page
  Define Mainpage
  Disable cc Encryption
  Disable Company Field
  Disable Country
  Disable Date of Birth
  Display broken images
  Easypopulate Export
  Email confirmation
  Insert Faq
  Max Package Weight
  Require Terms of Use
  Affiliate Newsletter
  Enable Cache
CB Power Affiliate

   OSHELPERS | OSCOMMERCE SEO | SESSION ID REMOVAL   


Session ID removal for oscommerce and creloaded

osCsid removal for Search Engine Robots (Spiders)

Please click here and read the "osCommerce Session ID Nightmare" in order to prevent serious privacy violations and other dilemmas.

Sessions preserve the state of variables when users navigate from page to page on your osCommerce website. A unique Session ID is created and assigned to every unique visitor. Search Engines Spiders and Session IDs, however, donít get along very well and Session IDs can become a true pain for any osCommerce store owner.

When visitors navigate from page to page within your store, a unique Session ID is directly appended to the URL. A URL that once looked like this: product_info.php?products_id=21  will look similar to this (with the session ID appended): product_info.php?products_id=21&osCsid=ac8d82362234596455ecb8dd9115f91d5f8a

Search Engine Robots (spiders) are not smart enough to strip this Session ID from URLs which they pick up. Search Engine Robots tend to assume that a unique URL leads to a unique page. These spiders are anxious to collect every unique URL they can possibly find.

Some of you might conclude that this is a good thing, since you would be receiving more incoming links to your osCommerce store. However, these unique links Ė including the Session ID - return the same exact pages as your conventional links.  Now you are facing a duplicate content problem as well. And you probably know how search engines feel about duplicate content.

In order to stop Search Engine Spiders from indexing URLs with Session IDs and in order to remove the pages with Session IDs that already have been indexed, we have included a 2nd contribution in SEO Pack I: osCsid removal for Search Engine Spiders.

Whenever a visitor arrives at your site, this contribution will check if it's a Search Engine Spider and if so, strip the Session ID from the URL before even presenting it to the Search Engine Spider.

 


Session ID Removal
box_bg_l.gif.
Displaying 1 to 1 (of 1 products) Result Pages:  1 
 osCommerce SEO Pack I 
 osCommerce SEO Pack I 
 $95.95 
Buy Now 
Displaying 1 to 1 (of 1 products) Result Pages:  1 
box_bg_r.gif.
 

osHelpers

osHelpers