I have a community site which has around 10,000 listings at the moment. I am adopting a new url strategy something like
As part of strategy, I am implementing a site map. Google already has a good index of my site, but the URLs will change. I use a php framework which accesses the DB for each product listing.
I am concerned about the perfomance effects of supplying 10,000 new URLs to google, should I be?
A possible solution I'm looking at is rendering my php-outputted pages to static HTML pages. I already have this functionality elsewhere on the site. That way, google would index 10,000 html pages. The beauty of this system is that if a user arrives via google to that HTML page, as soon as they start navigating around the site, they jump straight back into the PHP version.
My problem with this method is that I would have to append .html onto my nice clean URLs...
Am I going about this the wrong way?
I want to cut down on PHP and MySQL overhead. Creating the HTML pages is just a method of caching in preparation of a load spike as the search engines crawl those pages. Are there better ways?
posted date: 2008-12-08 14:01:00