The URL contains too many query string arguments

QueryStringParameterCount

Level

Warning

Category

SEO

Description

The URL has more than four (4) query string parameters. Most search engines will analyze up to four URL parameters and ignore any additional parameters; therefore, you should use no more than four URL parameters for a given link.

Recommendation

Consider reducing the number of query string parameters, or use a URL Rewrite Module to simplify the URL structure.

These violations are from the Bing SEO Toolkit, and are the same violations that Bing finds when crawling the internet, it is a safe bet that Google would find much the same violations.

"exactly the same as the crawler of the search engine will see it"

Alessandro Catorcini , Lead Program Manager, Bing API

Date Recorded: 2011-11-22

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