> i would have thought that server-side redirects are no problem for crawlers.
That's what i would have thought too. mod_rewrite is an alternativ for virtual domains. if you request www.mydomain.com it doesn't matter to the server if you have virtual domains or mod_rewrite. both got redirected to the local directory. If you're using virtal domains, you say www.mydomain.com's document_root is /wwwroot/mydomain_com/. If you're using mod_rewrite you say the same, but you have a rule which translates the url to it's document_root path, so you don't have to set virtual domains for every domain on the server. imo there's no other difference, so it also shouldn't make any difference to any user, no matter if it's a crawler or regular user. Regards Michael "Adrian Murphy" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 001301c1fd8e$9f14ac00$02646464@ade">news:001301c1fd8e$9f14ac00$02646464@ade... Hi all, firstly: i know nowt about search engines/crawlers spiders really. i'm giving users fake sub-domains i.e www.username.mysite.com gets redirected to www.mysite.com/users/sites/username via mod_rewrite/wildcard dns so i'm wondering if search engines will have any trouble indexing those sites. i was talking to an 'internet consultant' who has a flash red sports car and earns about 5 times more than me and he said i should look into this. i would have thought that server-side redirects are no problem for crawlers. i set up a google adwords thingy for one of the sites and it worked for a while but now they've come back to me saying the url doesn't work when it clearly does.i've asked the google folks about this and am waiting for them to get back. was just wondering if anyone had experience of this sort of thing. thanks adrian -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php