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DP Forums URLs, why are not they Search Engine Friendly?

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by parorrey, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. #1
    Hi,

    My question is why the URLs of DP forums are not search engine friendly. This conversion, if applied, should change the URL of this thread from something (http://forums.digitalpoint.com/forumdisplay.php?f=3) to something like this, http://forums.digitalpoint.com/suggestions-feedback/ . Same should be done for sub-fiorums/posts etc.

    It'll definitely, as we all know, increase the traffic and that'll benefit everybody here.

    I'm sure admin(s) and so many members have the domain knowledge and reasons to do it. I’m just curious why it has not been done yet.

    btw first post here :D

    -Ali
     
    parorrey, Sep 30, 2006 IP
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  2. SumitBahl

    SumitBahl Reign of Chaos

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    #2
    Shawn likes them the way they are right now.

    According to him, SE friendly URLs are just ugly looking.
    And, why go for SE friendly URLs, when you rank #1 for some of the very competitive terms. Not to mention the PR8 it got in this update.
     
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  3. Nintendo

    Nintendo ♬ King of da Wackos ♬

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    Thats what Shawn does NOT want!!! You should of seen his reply when he found out DP was banned from having pages submited to Digg!!! :D:D:D:D
     
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  4. Indian

    Indian Peon

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    #4
    Google has 662,000 pages from this forum indexed already. "?" in URLs is not SE friendly aint true anymore.
     
    Indian, Sep 30, 2006 IP
  5. parorrey

    parorrey Peon

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    #5
    webmasterworld has that and more is always better.

    What about the PRs of individual forums and threads? that can only help and wont hurt.

    It seems there is some history to it which i'm not aware of yet. but this is the first thing i noticed here which looked strange to me.
     
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  6. parorrey

    parorrey Peon

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    did you ever see Bill Gate saying that MS has made enough money, now get free softwares. again more is always better:D
     
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  7. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #7
    Maybe webmasterworld is the one that isn't "search engine friendly". Google has 919,000 pages in it's index from this forum vs. 304,000 for WMW.

    [search=google]site:forums.digitalpoint.com[/search]

    [search=google]site:www.webmasterworld.com[/search]
     
    digitalpoint, Sep 30, 2006 IP
  8. Indian

    Indian Peon

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    HUH? You mean Google should crawl more pages even if they dont exist???
     
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  9. EasyMarketer

    EasyMarketer Active Member

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    honestly it wouldnt even matter. You can if you want to make them search engine friendly but it wont make a difference. because googles entire index on digitalpoint shouldnt change because all of the urls would be the same. like on wordpress for example if I had the original p=12312
    it would still look like that on google and go to the actual post and still be a valid url even if i turned on perm links. so it actually wouldnt effect it.
     
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  10. parorrey

    parorrey Peon

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    Hi Shaun,
    i think the sheer volume of threads and posts is lot more @ DP & there are other search engines other than Google.

    Hi EasyMarketer & Indian,
    ok, Google may be able to index all of non-sef, but is it so for the other SEs? do they matter in our final equation? ;)
     
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  11. Grafstein

    Grafstein Peon

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    if shawn like it we like it.
    THE END

     
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  12. Indian

    Indian Peon

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    Thank God someone said it!!! :D
     
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  13. EasyMarketer

    EasyMarketer Active Member

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    #13

    im talking about in all search engines, the urls will still be valid. because its just perm links, all it does is change the link to something else for the forums. All of the forums will still be the same because its just like adding

    www.digitalpoint.com and http://digitalpoint and http://www.digitalpoint.com you can add any of them and they are still valid notice if you look in a PR tool each one of these has a different PR.

    Atleast the way vbulletin is set up. Now, if he were to turn the function on it would change
    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=150299 into the short url, but you want to here something i do not think you are understanding?

    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=150299 Would still work with this link and the new link:)

    In my opinion I would leave it the way it is, because it is doing very well.
     
    EasyMarketer, Sep 30, 2006 IP
  14. Grafstein

    Grafstein Peon

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    and that someone is me.
     
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    gr8liverpoolfan Notable Member

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  16. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #16
    Actually, they have more posts... 1.9M vs. 1.4M for here. I was kidding anyway about them not being "SE friendly". They are both search engine friendly.

    Same reason that shawn.forums.digitalpoint.com doesn't work (because that's not the URL). :)
     
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  17. penagate

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    Semantic URLs are not more search engine "friendly"; it's a myth.

    "www" is an abomination.

    /opinion

    Regards
    - P :)
     
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  18. EGS

    EGS Notable Member

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    #18
    There's no need to change the way URLs are set up here. Bubba Shawn knows what he's doing. :D

    And plus, he modified the archive so that its really search-engine friendly, so this site gets indexed pretty damn well! :D:D:D
     
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  19. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    #19
    Keyword based URL's don't help you to get indexed, but they do help you to rank better..

    Lack of www is an abomination. :D
     
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  20. Seiya

    Seiya Peon

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    #20
    Cmon dude, are you a webmaster or what lol. ;/

    Anyway, dp doenst need to rank better, i can already rank #1 for the underwhear i wore monday if i post about it in general chat.
     
    Seiya, Oct 1, 2006 IP