I'm trying to crawl my website using the google webmaster tools, but I'm curious as to if I've setup my parameters correctly. On my website I have different pages that's content is relative to a url parameter that is a date. (ex. example.com/date?=5-2-2018), I am wanting to crawl all of the possible combinations, so that if someone searches "example.com 4-2-2018", the corressponding website appears. I listed the date parameter in the crawl settings, but I don't know if it will be able to detect all possible date combinations. My URL structure is also controlled by HTACCESS, which changes the GET format to just "Example.com/day/5-2-2018". Anyone have some suggestions?
If all of the pages have duplicate or very similar content, it will be difficult to get Google to crawl all of the pages, and Google probably won't index them all.
You can use rel canonical tags, but I think it's risky to have too many duplicate urls. Google only has so much network capacity to crawl the web, and having too many urls with the same content could cause the bot to get tired of crawling you.
If the content is different and unique for each url, simply linking to all of the pages properly will allow for Google to crawl your site.
If on the other hand the pages are all duplicate then I think it's risky to structure your site this way.