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Create search engine friendly static pages from a dynamic page in ASP

Article by:  Jeff Anderson  ( 1362 ) (4/28/2003)
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Summary: This script shows you how to build a series of static pages for items in your database, to increase search engine friendliness.
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Create search engine friendly static pages from a dynamic page in ASP

Let's say you've got a page called product.asp which receives a querystring product_id, as in


In your dynamic page, you display the product based on the product_id you receive.

Change the product.asp page so the entire contents fall within a function called show_product(product_id), as in

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Now you just need to generate a page for each product_id in the database. This is what the page will look like for product_id 351:

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Here's how to generate a file like that for every product_id in the database. Don't forget to use your own dsn, and to ensure you have write permission on the directory (here the directory is called products)

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So now, instead of calling /products/product.asp?product_id=351 you simple call /products/351.asp

but best of all, you still have all your code in one page (product.asp) so any global changes are still just as easy to make.

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