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Posted - November 05 2004 :  06:54:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I want to create static html pages so our site will rank well on the search engines but i want them to look as much like our main cart as possible, the problem is our main cart pages have a lot of asp features such as top sellers, new added products, mini cart etc so I'm wondering if anyone knows any way we could have features like this work or even show up in the html pages? I also want to have order links in the static pages but as far as i know i can't have the features displayed which is a big problem for us since we have so many products with features.
I was thinking of just submitting our asp product description pages with the page name changed to the product name and including meta tags, title etc but with our old system we did get a lot of our asp pages on google but with no information at all other than the url which is no good. Has anyone else had any success getting asp extended description pages ranked well on google etc? If anyone has any suggestions as to what to do please let me know. Thanks

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Posted - November 05 2004 :  18:16:33  Show Profile  Visit Cam's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We have done this with our OxfordStreet package.

If you have a look at the following 2 url's you will see the static page very closely resemebles the dynamic.



The only static part of the page is the actual product info. The left menus, header and the rest of the page are all using the same code as the rest of the site.

Try adding the apple peeler to the cart and then click on continue shopping.

You need to modify the generation script so it creates asp file endings rather than htm and change the template and shoppage_header.htm code so all links work and images have full paths.


Cam Flanigan
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Posted - November 06 2004 :  07:37:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Cam,

Thanks for that, i would guess that apple.asp would get picked up by google etc a lot easier than shopexd.asp?id=22 and probably just as well as a htm extension would. Thats a big help so fingers crossed it'll work well for us too.


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Posted - November 23 2006 :  08:31:32  Show Profile  Visit devshb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I spotted this when doing a search, and as it's highly relevant, I thought I'd reply in case other people also spot the topic and wonder how to do it.....

we were toying with tweaking the html-generator into an asp-generator and making it create nice page names, as per the posting above, and mentioning how to do it on our knowledgebase area, but there were so many "I'd also like to..." and "it also needs to cater for this..." situations that we thought of along the way that in the end we decided to build a totally new dedicated addon for generating search-engine friendly pages (and to get it to create/use sub-folders for each level, and a million other things too).

So, last week we (finally) finished building the addon, and it's now up for sale.

At the moment it's bundled with other relevant tools and includes installation, ie an all-in package.

here's the details:

and here's a demo:

That uses/creates sub-folders at all levels, uses "static" pages but as asps so you can still have dynamic content etc etc etc; all generated at the push of a button in admin).

It can be used either as a replacement to your normal product pages etc, or as an extra area like a sitemap.

here are some examples of people who use it:
(they use it as an extra set; a simplified version of their normal product pages etc)

(they use it as a total replacement for their normal vpasp product/category pages)

we'll be sending out a mailshot and generally marketing it soon, but for now the only people who've found/bought it are existing clients, and people who happened to have asked us in passing, and people who've stumbled across it on our site's new product pages.

of course, vpasp do have an html-generator built-in which can do something similar (but much more basic), but we ended up deciding to create a huge tool dedicated to that side of things because we reckon in the long run it'll be a great seller for us and extremely useful for merchants.

on that side of things, you might also like a kind of mini version of that which can generate files for your "contents" records at the push of a button:

Simon Barnaby
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Web Design, Online Marketing and VPASP addons

Edited by - devshb on November 23 2006 08:32:29
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