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10-23-2008, 07:21 AM
I know that there is probably no definitive answer, but
does it matter in search engine optimization whether you use PHP or ASP for your CMS.
Look forward to hearing your ideas.
10-30-2008, 08:54 AM
I hae read on Internet (http://www.axvoice.com) that ASP.NET has one failing. view state and web forms. Fortunately itís not difficult to replace that monstrosity with your own http handlers/modules or something like mono rail, Pro mesh.NET, ASP.NET MVC (When it comes out), etc.
Dosn't the SE see the same markup that is delivered to the browser?
10-30-2008, 11:35 AM
Re SEO no difference, bots read the html they produce not the dynamic code.
10-30-2008, 02:21 PM
As already stated it makes no difference to the robots collecting the data as they see the same html output.
Other factors which may affect your choice are:
- the programming differences between PHP and ASP. If you intend to modify it at all yourself choose the one you prefer to code in.
- cost, there appears to be more PHP coders around so it maybe less expensive to get your site tweaked when required (you may think it not necessary if you are just starting out but eventually the requirement will be there).
Hope that helps.
10-30-2008, 02:52 PM
Being that I only use Windows-based hosts, I prefer to code exclusively in ASP. VBScript is pretty simple to learn and is even more robust when working in .net (dot net).
04-15-2009, 03:05 PM
Since these are server side technologies and what bot sees is merely the html rendered by these scripts so it doesn't matter if it is ASP, PHP or any other server side technology.