Does site.com differ from site.com/?1234

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Hey, I'm working on setting up a 10-tier affiliate program for my site but I had a question about the links my affiliates would use.

The way I was hoping to set it up was to have the affiliates add '?THEIR_ID' to the end of whatever URL of our site. ex. http://www.site.com/?1234 or http://www.site.com/?myaffiliateid

My question is:
When all these affiliates setup these links, will google pick them up as links directly to http://www.site.com or will they consider the "/?xxxxx" part of a different URL/separate pagerank page?

If the latter, I was thinking about setting up a 301 permanant redirect for any URLS like "www.site.com/?xxxxx", that would redirect straight to http://www.site.com ... if I did this then, if not in the first case, would google count this as a valid incoming link to http://www.site.com ?

Any help would be great!

Thanks!
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I use source codes for everything as I like to track everything. They are considered a different page.
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I have wondered about this myself :lol:

It makes sense that a different url would be treated as a different page, regardless of the content.

Thanks for confirming that vetofunk 8)
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ok thx for the answer about it counting as a separate pagerank page.

Now, since it is counted as a separate page, if I use a 301 (permanent) redirect to the base page (301 Redirect site.com/?1234 to site.com/) will base page get the pagerank vote?

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