That is consistent with what I have been reading with Google.
Jeff, originally I said the exact same thing.
But then @ScallioXTX ; and I started to mix it up in this thread (Question about building a Pretty URL) starting at Post #11.
I guess ScallioXTX made me second-guess myself, and was the main instigator in my flipping out about SEO!!
So do you stand by your - and my former - argument that Sorted and Paginated pages do NOT contain duplicate content on a page-by-page basis, or do you think he has a point?
Also, do you still stick by your advice to me earlier that it is better to leave permanent parts of your website in the URL (e.g. "www.debbie/finance/markets") and place things that change - like sorting parameters - in the Query String (e.g. "?sortname=by-date&sortdir=desc&page=3") ?
I would like to think that I have taken most of people's advice here on SitePoint - as well as Google's suggestions - and implemented them on my site.
However, I still worry about my Article page and how I should handle Comments.
It is almost like I am merging two disparate things onto one page and one URL.
I was able to figure out how to remove the sorting parameters (i.e. "by-date" and "desc") from the URL and stick them in $_SESSION, so that solves one problem.
(Where "page=3" shows the 3rd page/block of User-Comments for the Article, while still showing the main Article above.)
I guess this URL doesn't look too bad, and since my PHP generates the rel="prev" and rel="next" for each corresponding page, hopefully that is all Google needs to understand that all of these URL's belong to the main Article...
But I dunno... :shifty: