[thelist] Google indexing a search page

Symeon Charalabides symeon at systasis.com
Mon Sep 30 05:10:40 CDT 2013

Hi Steven,

This is a PHP error. In fact, it's just a notice which means the page will work just fine anyway. It's the programmer's fault who has erroneously allowed PHP messages to be output by the production server. They should be logged instead, so people don't get a chance to see your web server's directory structure.


>  -------Original Message-------
>  From: Steven Streight <steven.streight at gmail.com>
>  To: thelist at lists.evolt.org <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
>  Subject: [thelist] Google indexing a search page
>  Sent: 30 Sep '13 07:13
>  When checking the Google indexing of a website, an odd thing came up.
>  One of the pages is identified as a Search page, with the following
>  message on the page itself:
>  Notice: Undefined index: svalue in
>  /var/www/vhosts/reichmansales.com/httpdocs/search.php on line 219
>  Why is Google indexing a page that was generated by search parameters?
>  Is this just a PHP error?
>  I'm an SEO specialist, not a programmer, so this issue is a bit beyond
>  my expertise.
>  Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks.

Symeon Charalabides (cosmopolite trainee)

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