I have GA set up on my wife's site, and there are stats for hitting /results.php?category=12, and /details.php?prodId=73 and so on, but there's no way to see what the categories or products that those IDs refer to are.
Is there a setting in GA for pulling title info, or is this a reasonable reason for URL rewriting? If so, any pointers for this in PHP? I've seen that Michael E has done it in his Golf shop in CF; are the principles the same?
(FYI - I know the CW SE friendly URLs standpoint in Lawrence's blog, and I agree with it. But the client is insistent!)
Ahhh.. Google Analytics ! ;-) I know there is a setting somewhere, so that you can see the Page title instead of just the URL ( fo course.. if your page titles are not descriptive.. this wont help much either)
In any case, I understand your client's request.
If you want to rewrite URLs, you will need to feel fairly comfortable with Regular Expressions.
Some ideas ( untested):
Change detail.php?prodId=1 to productdetail/whatever/1.php
RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^productdetail/([a-zA-Z0-9_-]+)/([0-9]+)\.php$ detail.php?prodId=$2
You would then need to change how Cartweaver build's its links to the product detail pages.