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Most preferred wordpress Permalink Structure

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by atsad, Jun 22, 2013.

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    Which of the following wordpress Permalink Structure is most preferred by Search Engines?
    SEMrush

    www.example.com/postname/
    www.example.com/postname.html
    www.example.com/postname/category/postname/
    www.example.com/postname/2013/6/22/postname/
    Code (markup):
     
    atsad, Jun 22, 2013 IP
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  2. iulian.pw

    iulian.pw Active Member

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    I almost every time go with /postname/ or /id/postname/ . But all affect SEO in the same way.
     
    iulian.pw, Jun 22, 2013 IP
  3. Nigel Lew

    Nigel Lew Notable Member

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    I typically build everything with /postname for visitor related eas of use. Julian is correct that it has little to real definable impact on SEO.

    Nigel
     
    Nigel Lew, Jun 22, 2013 IP
  4. premiumwordpressthemes

    premiumwordpressthemes Active Member

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    shorter is better, so /postname is the best choice ever
     
    premiumwordpressthemes, Jun 23, 2013 IP
  5. Nei

    Nei Well-Known Member

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    I prefer "www.example.com/category/postname/" because key "category" is often pretty useful.
     
    Nei, Jun 23, 2013 IP
  6. themes4all

    themes4all Well-Known Member

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    i agree with NEI, the permalink with Category is most useful.. you can also use the No-category-base plugin so this way the permalink will be better.
     
    themes4all, Jun 23, 2013 IP
  7. Devtard

    Devtard Notable Member

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    I don't see any benefits in having a category slug in the URL, it just makes links longer. Links should be as short as possible and contain the title of the post, so that users will be able to guess what is the post about before they open it in their browser.
     
    Devtard, Jun 23, 2013 IP
  8. Nilay Singh

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    I use "www.example.com/category/postname-id" this look good .
     
    Nilay Singh, Jun 23, 2013 IP
  9. Vanrithy

    Vanrithy Greenhorn

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    As for me, I've changed my permalink to include the year ../2013/postname/ , and it seems increasing more visitors from organic traffic by using "2013 long tail keyphrases ...".
     
    Vanrithy, Jun 23, 2013 IP
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    According to Google, the shorter the URL the better -



    http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=76329

    I usually use the post name structure for my permalinks. Personally I think this looks a lot cleaner for users. That is interesting that Vanrithy said he seems to have increased organic traffic from including date in the URL. Have you researched and looked at actual traffic info from your website?
     
    Tarheel, Jun 25, 2013 IP
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    I always go with this 2 kinds of permastruct

    1. /year/month/postname.html (The Google Blogspot permalinks style, why Google use this style? I am just guessing there is a magic here :D)
    2. /postname/
     
    gombile13, Jun 25, 2013 IP
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    atsad Well-Known Member

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    Nice assumption...
    You make me to re-think about the permalinks structure (for google style).
     
    atsad, Jun 25, 2013 IP
  13. income_by_internet

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    best structure is post name so special and short also very simple to use,but if you used category you must sure make it short as you can to feel the benefits :)
     
    income_by_internet, Jul 18, 2013 IP
  14. income_by_internet

    income_by_internet Member

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    some people using the category and postname also post id but i think no good benefit :)
     
    income_by_internet, Jul 18, 2013 IP