On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 07:58:24AM +0100, Ashley Sheridan wrote:


> I've done a bit of research into that, and can't find any evidence to
> suggest that the so-called "friendly URL's" are actually of any benefit
> to search engines. Just put a question into Google, and more often than
> not, the top few results are from forums, which tend not to use these
> friendly URL's. The only reason one might help with SEO is the case
> where a site is being redeveloped or re-versioned, and you need to
> preserve old page names to retain any ranking the site once had.

This is a really good point. I've *always* heard/read that ugly URLs
aren't indexed by search engines. But somehow it never occurred to me
that what you're saying about search engine results is true.

Paul M. Foster

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