That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I got an answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could help you..
However, mine is not crawled by any search engine's spider for several months. Maybe I miss setting somewhere in admin or what you suggest?.
Have the spiders even visited your iPage site at all? Picked up robots.txt? If not, you need some incoming links. Study your access logs and see what the behavior is..
There are no admin settings that are relevant except that you DO want Prevent Spider Sessions set to true...
Thanks for the reply. I have checked with my host which doesn't have robots.txt. I don't why it hasn't it. Is this the cause of not being crawled by SE's spider?.
What happended if I set Prevent Search ... to True?.
Your again insight would be highly appreciated..
How would you set the redirect up in .htaccess to keep the PR of the old site? Can you provide a snippet of code to insert in the .htaccess? Also would this be placed in the .htaccess of the new iPage site or the old one?..
We are looking to move our website.
To osCommerce, it is very important to us to have the iPage website spidered and indexed by Google and other search engines..
Does Google and other leading search engines spider and rank osCommerce sites?.
Yes, absolutely. Google, Yahoo, MSN and many other search engines have spidered my osC iPage site and I get lots of incoming links. I do NOT use the so-called "search engine friendly URL" feature..
Let me suggest that you add RedirectPermanent lines to your .htaccess to direct requests for the old URL to the new - this way you will keep your ranking for the most part and it will also help users..
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