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Does URL Page Length help in SERP's

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by seoconsultant2005, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. seoconsultant2005

    seoconsultant2005 Junior Member

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    Hi,

    Somebody told me that long URL name with repeated keywords in it will surely get your ranking under 10.

    For example

    example.com/keyword1_keyword2_keyword3_keyword4_keyword4.htm

    Now I have 2 questions in this method

    Does it really helps getting high ranking ?
    What is the maximum length should be for Page name (keyword1_keyword2_keyword3_keyword4_keyword4.htm)

    Ty
    Pearl
     
  2. trophaeum

    trophaeum Senior Member

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    the longer the url the less effective each keyword, simple as that
     
  3. mamboo

    mamboo Junior Member

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    I think the length of url has no effect in SERP's
     
  4. nossie

    nossie Regular Member

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    Long URL's are bad. Well, u can use long URL's but put the most important keyword right at the beginning of the URL. The keywords sitting at the end of very long URL's dont get any attention from google. (also depends on what PR and backlink juice that page has)
     
  5. kaliyuga

    kaliyuga Registered Member

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    keyword_keyword_keyword. This is a terrible, terrible idea. The prevailing wisdom is the short domains, short urls are better. However, from looking at the SERPS, those long filename urls with numbers (shopping carts and blogs) don't do any harm. I still go for short domain and reasonable file name. Backlinks are king though.