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Is a URL with a query string better or worse for SEO then one without one?

I have a listing of members on my homepage. My dynamic urls are quite simple:

http://mysite.com/members?page=8

I just use the query parameter to go from page to page. Is this bad for SEO? Should I be doing something like this instead?:

http://mysite.com/members/page/8
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marked as duplicate by John Conde Apr 11 '12 at 23:18

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Google explains the use and impact of URL parameters in this article: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com.au/2008/09/dynamic-urls-vs-static-urls.html

The short answer is that with simple key/value query strings like yours, there's no issue.

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In Google Webmaster Tools you can now state that a specific URL parameter is used for pagination: googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/… –  w3d Apr 11 '12 at 23:18
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