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Dynamically Generated Pages And Backlinks: Any value for SEO Efforts?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Dheeeeeeeeeeeee, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. Dheeeeeeeeeeeee

    Dheeeeeeeeeeeee Newbie

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    Good day to all. :)

    I was wondering: How does Google view dynamically-generated pages, in terms of backlinks?

    For example, if I were to place a link on a site with such a configuration, the page returned would be something like:

    htxp://site.xom/list/index.php?search_key=23423423423423443243

    There is no static page with my backlink listed. The only means of displaying that output to a web page is to engage the search function and have my listing displayed based on my criteria.

    Is this even considered a backlink to Google, in terms of link juice?

    I've tried; such pages seem to have no detectable PageRank, but just because the tool I use can't ascertain it's value doesn't mean G00Gl3 can't.

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. mahan_eesh

    mahan_eesh Regular Member

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    If thhe page remai their as search/category specific which is used again and again then YES.. Otherwise no chance!
     
  3. Dheeeeeeeeeeeee

    Dheeeeeeeeeeeee Newbie

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    Hmm....It's a search that has three variables. If one were to enter the category I'm listed under, post a zip code close to the one I entered as part of my listing, my site name and clickable 'backlink' would be visible in the page that is generated. But it does not have it's own URL. Just a trailing '?variable=345345' or some such as part of the address.

    The last variable the user can set is the distance from that zip code entered, so the number of results returned can vary from very few to many.

    This doesn't sound like a backlink, exactly. But I'd like to know what G thinks...or what member on here surmise G thinks, at least.
     
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    kbklash Senior Member

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    Even though it has a weird url,if your contents are displayed on the page,you are getting a passive citation.Which is good for seo,imo.
     
  5. Dheeeeeeeeeeeee

    Dheeeeeeeeeeeee Newbie

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    I found Matt Cutts on YouTube addressing dynamic URLs:

    youtube.cxm/watch?v=M6TBM828clM


    I suppose that you're right; he seems to suggest that such pages are crawled. But when I look for the page website.cxm/search/, there are zero returns on that page.

    So if a page is crawled, but then not indexed in ANY way, not by itself or with it's dynamically-generated 'pages', does this provide insight into how G will regard this? Is it still a backlink or not?