Best Permalinks Structure on WP Blogs

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  1. maxken75

    maxken75 Senior Member

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    I'm like to know the best way to use the permalinks structure on wp blogs seo friendly
    i'm using for example this permalink: %category%post%
    my url is in this mode :www.site/keywordcategory/keywordsubcategory/keywordarticle
    other example: site/weightloss/weightlossfast/howtoweightlossfast
    what do you use as permalinks? is good what i'm using?
     
  2. seoguy81

    seoguy81 Senior Member

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    My money sites were set up years ago, so the URL's have pretty much remained the same, ie: domain.com/post-name

    I did have a few sites with domain.com/keyword-category/post-name didn't really see them acting differently to the simply URL's.

    The only thing I noticed is that with a simple structure, its easier to move the posts from one category to another (which would require a 301 redirect if it was keyword-category/post-name)
     
  3. cstephen

    cstephen Newbie

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    i say domanname/postname that's the way i have mine setup no issues at all
     
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    directaxcess Senior Member

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    If you use category/post-name and your domain has keyword, plus your category has keyword and your post has keyword = keyword stuffing. Use domain/post-name with variations in post-names for different posts. Works good!
     
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    I do domainname/postname

    Works well for me, especially because I name my posts relative to my keywords just to get my keywords in the h1 tags
     
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    TheMidasTouch Registered Member

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    i use custom structure "/%category%/%postname%/" without the parenthesis
     
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    jibjabber Newbie

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    /%postname%/ is always a safe bet.

    If you ever want to submit your site to Google Newsfeed you'll need to have at least a 4 digit number. I usually use post_day and post_number (don't remember the exact variables, they autofill at this point.)
     
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    BasketballJones Newbie

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    I have a basketball news site. So i've got /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/

    I read somewhere Google likes having the numbers...i'm just a n00b tho
     
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    Gollie Registered Member

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    Have tried several different ways and /%postname%/ seems to deliver the best results.
     
  10. Cshark

    Cshark Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The custom structure "/%category%/%postname%/" is your best bet. My sites have never been slapped by google