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Whats Everyone Saying About Named Url's


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#1 lister

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:51 PM

Clearly there is a human benefit seeing a language and keyword long tail in a URL - but what do SE's think of them?

Id be interested to hear your thoughts/ experience etc.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 05:06 AM

I think they use it as a relevance signal, but not a very strong one. I recently moved some pages to friendlier URLs (from site.com/cgi/blah-blah?bunch-of-parameters to site.com/category/title) but it was mostly intended to be helpful to users. I'm not expecting the pages to suddenly start getting a lot more organic traffic because of this.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:10 PM

Right -

I guess its just good practice, might get a few minor points....

(I guess...)

Bottom line is that the human would prefer keyword or at least title-relevant URL's



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 04:56 PM

Bottom line is that the human would prefer keyword or at least title-relevant URL's

 

Errrm no, the majority of human beings I talk to don't have a clue what a URL even is.



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 08:25 PM

They might not know what a URL is by definition but assuming they have basic english reading skills I am sure they respond to the green font when they hit return for their search query.






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