[Clipart] Searching and download graphics (3)

Greg Bulmash oneminuteinspirations at gmail.com
Thu May 17 15:12:48 PDT 2007

One thing worth noting: Each individual drawing display page is 
dynamically generated and it's pulling more than just drawing info. 
It's pulling drawing info, rating info, and review info.

A lot of people think that just the searches eat up resources, but when 
you're delivering dynamically generated pages that each implement one or 
more database queries to fill in the content, a class of pages you 
didn't think about could be generating a large chunk of your server load.

Even offloading search onto Google and caching some other elements may 
leave room for improvement by optimizing pages like that. They're harder 
to cache, but may benefit from better query structuring or an 
optimization of the database schema.

Greg Bulmash wrote:

> OpenClipArt.org already has an individual drawing display page for every 
> drawing.  You're better off making sure those pages are search engine 
> optimized. This is not for the sake of getting Google to send big 
> profitable traffic, but to make sure that the search results are as 
> useful and accurate as possible for users.
> Then create a sitemap file (this can be an automated nightly process) to 
> make sure Google knows they exist and doesn't have to go hunting through 
> them, then limit the Google search to that directory.
> - Greg

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