My questions pertain to CF templates and search engine rankings. I work for a small web based company with a static site that has been live for probably 4 or 5 years now. The owner coded all the pages alone, using somewhat outdated html standards as well as outdated SEO methods, I think since I know very little about SEO.
Anyway, I have been hired to build a parallel site utilizing a server-side scriting language and database so manage the tens of thousands of products he sells. He is, I think, adament about his page rankings, and has done an awesome job gaining top 5 ranking for just about any product he sells. Of course he is also adament about this new CF based site getting high rankings as well. I have tried doing some research and have read many different view points about how search engines handle dynamic sites and databases. I always assumed that since a CF template was processed by the DB server and CF server then sent back to the Web server to be translated BACK to simple html code, that it really didn't matter if it was a CF page or a static html page, the spiders would read the same code.
I know this is long, but trying to explain so much here. lol So, in building these CF pages, I added a "keyword" field in the DB and included the keyword variable in the head section of my pages. When opened in a browser, you see exactly what an html page would look like.
I would like some advice, tips, do's and dont's, whatever suggestions anyone might have about Coldfusion pages and SEO.
If you would like to view his static site and google some products here it is:
Also my CF site, which is not in production yet, but is live on a personal hosting site is:
Thanks for any help in advance!