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Does this URL format have any effect on SEO?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by silicuda, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. #1
    Does this URL format have any effect on SEO?

    http://www.sitename.com/category/subject/3
    SEMrush

    http://www.sitename.com/category/subject/328


    etc

    (having a number at the end of the URL)
     
    silicuda, Feb 25, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Revelations-Decoder

    Revelations-Decoder Well-Known Member

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    Best sticking to searchable relevant terms imho - if the number has meaning it will count - whereas if not it is irrelevant. :)
     
    Revelations-Decoder, Feb 25, 2010 IP
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    #3
    The numbers is not good for SEO, better replace it with page title or post title.
     
    karlbryan, Feb 25, 2010 IP
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    expertofexperts Active Member

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    Best is to customize your URL's according to title...don't use numbers at the end which is never going to help you in any manner.
     
    expertofexperts, Feb 25, 2010 IP
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    usproblogger Greenhorn

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    If you trying to rank for "category subject 328" term in google it is good for seo. :)
     
    usproblogger, Feb 25, 2010 IP
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    seo555 Peon

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    #6
    "328" don't use this type of URL but if you use keywords so you can get ranking so better is use keywords replace to 328
     
    seo555, Feb 25, 2010 IP
  7. ranju

    ranju Greenhorn

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    #7
    yes, finally, meaningful words are better than number..

    - Ranju
     
    ranju, Feb 26, 2010 IP
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    wallarookiller Active Member

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    It is best to have just relevent words in the URL when possible but if you add numbers to that then it's not to big of a deal.
     
    wallarookiller, Feb 27, 2010 IP
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    lagrimas175 Greenhorn

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    #9
    best code for wordpress permalink structure is:

    %category%/%postname%/

    i'm not sure what you are trying to get at with the numbers. do you think people go to google and type in random numbers as well in their searches? it is not likely to help your rankings, i think.
     
    lagrimas175, Feb 27, 2010 IP
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    ameto Peon

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    It your file mane contain keyword that you are targeting, it is helpful in terms of SEO........
     
    ameto, Feb 27, 2010 IP
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    Ian2008 Greenhorn

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    It is way better to use the title or at list a part of the title (which contains the keywords) in the url.
     
    Ian2008, Feb 27, 2010 IP
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    #12
    this url is not search engine friendly, replace your post title as url
     
    reply2kmk, Feb 27, 2010 IP
  13. silicuda

    silicuda Member

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    Thx for your feedback, the number is there to speed up the database, make it easier to fetch the right article based on serial #, google bot likes fast servers and this helps load times..

    I researched a bit and learned that having a number at the end of my URL won't decrease SEO linkworthyness since I have the keyterms I am aiming for part of the URL as well..
     
    silicuda, Feb 27, 2010 IP
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    appu Active Member

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    url format may or may not affect seo but it can impact the visiters on your site.
    Suppose some one types a search term that you are targetting and a visitor checks your listing in the result, he is more likely to go to a site that presents it like this

    www.sitename.com\catagory\topic

    rather than

    www.sitename.com\catagory\76
     
    appu, Feb 27, 2010 IP