On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 8:40 AM, Paul M Foster <pa...@quillandmouse.com> wrote:
> 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.
The URL of a website is just one more field to cram with
"search-engine-friendly" keywords. If your URL isn't
against you NEARLY as much as people seem to believe nowadays. In
at the top of your HTML source and it would have the same impact.
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