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Are Topcs/Categories In Wordpress Permalinks Necessary?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by The Doctor, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. The Doctor

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    In Wordpress you have the option of showing your posts as youtsite.com/the-title-of-this-post or yousite.com/category/the-title-of-this-post so lets say you have a tech site and you write an article about quantum computing called "New Quantum Computer Built In Canada" would there be any reason to want to show the category like yousite.com/computers-gadgets/new-quantum-computer-built-canada versus yousite.com/new-quantum-computer-built-canada ? Of course the SEO aspect is what I'm looking at here.

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  2. iamsolo

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    That depends on your url, and how you organize it. Using the same term twice in url (in ur example computer) leads to overoptimization. If you used second one it would be fine. Or rename the category to gadgets it would be fine. I recommend you to read phpbuilts idiot proof guide for authority site thread for more info.
     
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    It's the same with or without. For the Seo can be important if you want to optimize your permalink but it's really weak factor.
     
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    would be the same basically, with or without.
     
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    There is no good or bad in doing it any 2 ways as long as you are not repeating the keyword in the url
    like example com/computer/computers
    The best way for seo is making url short and user friendly