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There are some urls like http://domain.com/user/:username and http://domain.com/post/:id on my website, the username and id is the parameter from database.
I try to let google crawler more efficiently , can I use google webmaster tools > URL Parameters > add parameter ? I read the document but still don't get it how to set up?
the column Parameter and the rest what should I filled? or this tools only for get method parameter? enter image description here enter image description here

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The URL parameter page is there for old-fashioned URLs with query strings attached.

For example: http://www.example.com/index.php?A=1&B=2

This page should explain more: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6080550

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  • so if I change mine to old-fashioned ,then use this tool, compare the url style curret I use, does that better or not for help seo/google crawler ? – user1775888 May 22 '15 at 3:53
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    There is nothing "old-fashioned" about query strings. – MrWhite May 22 '15 at 9:20
  • @w3d if I change my url from domain.com/user/:username to doamin.com/q?user=:username better for google crawler? because there is not a tool setting up parameter for google crawler if I use domain.com/user/:username – user1775888 May 22 '15 at 16:28
  • @user1775888 Well, it's not necessarily any better (or worse) for "google crawler", but it does mean you can use the tool in Google Search Console (aka GWT) to control how Google interprets URL parameters. – MrWhite May 22 '15 at 21:40
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To be eligible for this feature, the URL parameters must be configured in key/value pairs like item=swedish-fish or category=gummy-candy in the URL http://www.example.com/product.php?item=swedish-fish&category=gummy-candy.

http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/configuring-url-parameters-in-webmaster.html

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  • if I change my url from domain.com/user/:username to doamin.com/q?user=:username better for google crawler? because there is not a tool setting up parameter for google crawler if I use domain.com/user/:username – user1775888 May 22 '15 at 16:28
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Your URLs in form of http://example.com/user/:username will already be crawled. Here :username is the parameter judged by your JS MVC framework (Angular, Vue or otherwise) in its Route configuration. The URL parameters are made of a key and a value separated by an equals sign (=) and joined by an ampersand (&).

The URL parameter section in Webmaster console lets you control how to interpret indexed pages with the above mentioned URL parameters. Suppose you were having a product page as well with its URL being http://example.com/product?pid=143&pbrand=nike and another similar one as http://example.com/product?pid=143&pbrand=nike&sessionId=110029021. In this case, the parameter keys like pid and pbrand are supposed to be active parameters.

Active parameters can change page content

On the other hand, sessionId is more likely to be a passive parameter.

Passive URL parameters have no affect on how content appears to the user; they are often used to track visits and referrers.

More about active and passive parameters

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