I have been scouring the web trying to find as much information on mod_rewrite as I can, but the solutions I have found do not suit my need.

I have a website that has been up for almost 3 years, and I am having a hard time getting pages indexed to the fullest, by search engines.

Here is the lowdown:

Apache Server
Scripts are perl, and use a flatfile system (no database)
All pages are created dynamically
There are thousands of pages, and new ones created everyday.
The urls are ugly (contain ? and query strings)

Due to the pages being dynamically created, the search engines are only indexing a few. Therefore our customers that have items for sale are not getting their pages to show in search engine results.

I need to use mod_rewrite somehow to rewrite the ugly urls to pretty ones, but I need it to do it automatically for all pages, and new pages that are created all the time.

I have been trying to figure out how, but most of the solutions have faild to work.

Here is an example of a general url you might find:


Again this is just 1 of thousands of pages dynamically created by the perl script.

I need to find a way to make these urls look something like:


Can anyone please help. I feel like I have reached a dead end.

Thank you all in advance.