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Creating Search Engine Friendly URLs In PHP

Summary

In this article we’ve discovered several ways to manipulate your URLs so they appear more friendly, both for search engines and for end users. In reality, I believe that search engines such as Google will still index articles whose content is based a GET parameter, but it’s still much cleaner and tidier to use a method such as this.

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Jan 10, 2006
Initial article version
Feb 28, 2008
Added the "Using mod_rewrite as a 404 Handler" page to the article