How to Reduce the Number of Pages
  • 27 Sep 2022
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How to Reduce the Number of Pages

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If you want to reduce the number of unique URLs in your account, the best approach is to change the Prerender® integration to only forward URLs accessible to crawlers.

Common Mistakes

  1. Forwarding internal services to rendering.
    Please verify that your integration is only forwarding publicly available URLs to our service.

  2. Forwarding the administration site for rendering.
    Over the years, we have seen numerous administration panels forwarded to us for rendering but be assured we don't have access to your login data or protected content.
    But those renders are still increasing your usage, so we recommend filtering them in your integration's configuration.

Configure Ignored Params

We have already configured a set of standard tracking params for you to be ignored, but we cannot determine which params your site uses for logic or just for tracing.
Removing URL params like ?session_id= will improve your rendering effectiveness.

Read more about URL params here

Remove Dead Links

It's not just bad for your SEO and your UX; having dead links around your site will cause the crawlers to visit and render dead pages. If your site responds with a non-OK code, we will not cache the requested URL, but it will cause your rendering bill to go up.

You can improve your cost-effectiveness if you purge those links, and your visitors will benefit from a better UX, reducing your bounce rate.

Clarification

To prevent misunderstanding, we would like to point out that removing URLs from the cache but not changing the integration will result in those URLs being fed back by your integration over time.


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