SEO friendlyness

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  1. ManniAT
    ManniAT avatar
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    Member since:
    Nov 2003

    Posted 21 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    Hi,

    I thought Rad menu would put out some "SEO friendly" navigation - but today I gave it a try with http://seo-browser.com/
    No matter what Bot I simulate my links look like: http://mysite/mydir/mypage.aspx?link=%23&action=PARSE+URL
    I guess this in not really seo friendly (although it is an a tag :)).
    By the way - following these link I get a wrong result like http://mysite/mydir/# (listing denied)

    I generate my menu from a sitemap datasource - did I do anithing wrong?
    Or is it a mistake to think "SEO friendly" means submittion "real urls" in the case a bot passes by.

    Regards

    Manfred
  2. ManniAT
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    877 posts
    Member since:
    Nov 2003

    Posted 21 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    I got it - sorry for the request!
    The strange result had multiple reasons!
    a.) RadRotator can't keep it's item index on postbacks
    b.) RadMenu does not fire ItemClick when the item has a navigate url
    c.) the url posted before was (partially) built (modified) by seo-browser.

    For the first we implemented a handling which requires the menu item click to be handled.
    To handle this we had to set navigate url to an empty string.

    And the result was an href of # on radmenu.

    We implemented a block around this setting in the databound handler of the menu.
    if(!IsAgent())    {
     e.Item.NavigateUrl="";
    }

    This fixed the problem.

    To clarify (for other community readers):
    RadMenu does no Spider detection - it omits in any situation html that is SEO friendly.
    We changed this to get an event from the menu - this made SEO fail.

    Sorry again

    Manfred
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