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Digitalpoint dyk query string

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by t2dman, Sep 13, 2010.

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    I made a new post here at dp talking about my nzseochallenge quadracentifiable competition entry, and found a copy of it on webmaster clip via a Google alert - QuadraCentifiable.


    I was interested that the link through to dp was with the following string

    The page 302 redirected to the following

    and as it passed through, it set a cookie of dyk=1, and of course had the parameter of r=bc42

    * What is the dyk cookie
    * What is the r parameter? - I see that there is an r parameter on the rss feeds
    * Why a 302 redirect!!! Surely it should be a 301 redirect to the "proper" url

    Even the forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=1937676&goto=newpost&r=bc42 url is not the proper url for the thread. Better to be forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=1937676. It would have got that url from the rss feed.

    I see that the rss feeds have a:

    <guid isPermaLink="true"
    that includes the permalink.

    A shame that the webmasterclip story did not take the proper permalink.

    So as a consequence, the link into dp creates another url for the page that competes with the original page. Yes, it is a link, but sad that it could not be all it should be.

    After so many years of being in existence, vbulletin still has less than optimal SEO :(
    t2dman, Sep 13, 2010 IP