[Seaside] SEO and Seaside

Nevin Pratt nevin at bountifulbaby.com
Sun Apr 26 20:24:15 UTC 2009

Lukas Renggli wrote:
>>  I just looked at seaside.st and lukas-renggli.ch and all the internal links
>>  have session information.
>>  Can you elaborate more on what it takes to make Pier SEO-friendly?
> As a first step you need to make parts of your application restful
> using #initialRequest: and #updateUrl:. This is something that comes
> built-in with Pier.
> Then there are different possibilites:
> 1. Leave it like that. Google and other search engines will show links
> with _s and _k from expired session, but since these links restful
> they silently create a new session at the given location.
> 2. Use the Google Webmaster Tools and make it strip _s and _k from
> indexed results. This is what I am doing on my Pier site:
> <http://www.google.com/search?q=site:lukas-renggli.ch>.

OK, I'll bite (please excuse me dragging up an old post).

How exactly do you "/Use the Google Webmaster Tools and make it strip _s 
and _k from
indexed results/"


> 3. Provide a sitemap. This is an XML file listing all the restful
> entry points to your application. AFAIK sitemap are considered by
> several major engines up to now. Philippe wrote a sitemap plugin for
> Pier.
> HTH,
> Lukas

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