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How do search engines handle SSI, PHP, ASP, and CFM type pages?
If you view a file on a local computer that is written in say .asp, all you may see is a lot of scripting code - but when that same document is loaded on your web server, robots will see what the document looks like "after" the code has been executed, just like you do when you view the page using the URL (http://www.domain.com/page.asp).
The same thing happens with SSI's (Server Side Includes) or Frontpage webbots that have an include function. These statements and "bots" are completed before the robots can see them. So don't be afraid of using these time saving and useful tools on your site, they will still be "Search Engine Friendly".
Get the latest in Search Engine Optimization news, tips and techniques at http://www.searchenginehelp.com/tips