Does google prefer sites in .php or html?

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  1. coolseo

    coolseo Regular Member

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    Hi

    When google comes to giving prefernece to sites in the serps etc do they prefer sites written in

    html or .php?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jokomo

    Jokomo Newbie

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    I don't think it matters... a lot of "large sites" are run via php...

    Also all google sees is the output of the php files which is pretty much html
     
  3. marttali

    marttali Junior Member

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    Extension really doesn't matter, both of them are eventually ()html, aren't they ?
     
  4. keinehabe

    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    extension of the files is not important for G' spiders if they can read it :) thing is ... html like coding language it's fair more easy to be learned by most of the peoples , since is quite easy and limited on choises , php it's just more ... advanced that's all
     
  5. henbima

    henbima Registered Member

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    I think there is no difference....

    But at all my blogs, I use this setting as permalinks:
    %postname%.html

    This will give my post a html extension :)
     
  6. JJ King

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    Google doesn't prefer either. Just as long as your site works. PHP and HTML extensions are not a factor to what Google considers as a quality site.
     
  7. 5VM5UN6

    5VM5UN6 Registered Member

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    It doesn't matter as long as your php outputs valid html.
     
  8. blackhat master

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    It does not matter
     
  9. niggles

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    Well, to be a little more specific, it doesn't matter what extension you have as long as you don't have a gazillion query string parameters for it to parse e.g ?&foo=bah&foo2=bar2&foo3=bar3&foo4=bar4... etc ... etc

    Supposedly after the first 3 or 4 it gets bored and goes somewhere else :)

    Cheers,
    Niggles
     
  10. steveo536

    steveo536 Registered Member

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    some people seem to think that google prefers html sites but from my expirence it doesn't matter what so ever.

    If your planning on making a site that is going to be content rich and updated more than once a month, you're much better off going with a php based site
     
  11. whatsup

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    From my experience it does not matter.
     
  12. Safety Helmet

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    Well, very recently the Big G has come out with wide open arms for HTML5 so, it would seem as though they are, at least, headed in the html direction.
     
  13. B166ER

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    still, doesnt matter.
     
  14. lexmark

    lexmark Junior Member

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    The only programming language that I know Google cant read is flash and thats because it is a movie in there and G is working on fixing this I guess wont be soon.
    any other language is good for G even pdf u know

    Dave