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Seo Friendly Url Question


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#1 imsam67

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 08:33 PM

Hi,

 

Our system stores and serves data from a database and our blog URLs have the entry ID in the URL along with blog title in order to make it SEO friendly.

 

For example, a blog entry may look like this:

 

myDomain.com/blogs/1234/blog-title-goes-here

 

Someone told us that the blog entry ID that appears in the URL hurts the site's ranking on search engines. Is that true? They told us the URL should be myDomain.com/blogs/blog-title-goes-here. Is it true that having that ID number in the URL is a bad SEO practice and would hurt the site's ranking on search engines?



#2 chrishirst

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:05 AM

 

Someone told us that the blog entry ID that appears in the URL hurts the site's ranking on search engines. Is that true? They told us the URL should be myDomain.com/blogs/blog-title-goes-here. Is it true that having that ID number in the URL is a bad SEO practice and would hurt the site's ranking on search engines?

 

No, no and no.



#3 qwerty

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 08:03 AM

Having text that can be parsed as separate words in the URL helps, but probably only a very little bit. I would say that it probably serves as a stronger signal to people looking at your page in the search results than it does to any ranking algo.

 

That doesn't mean that having something in addition to those words hurts you in any way.






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