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How bad is it for articles to have random numbers in the URL?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Anonoptimization, May 8, 2016.

  1. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    For example say my site is eatfood.com, for some reason my articles will come out like eatfood.com/Blog/17635/how to eat food

    My products and other pages don't have that but my blog does for some reason. Would it be worth redirecting all my blog posts and losing social shares to get rid of the numbers on the url? What has been your experience with this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. danixD

    danixD Supreme Member

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    Did you changed the permalink?
     
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    blogzandstuff Elite Member

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    As above poster said, just make sure your permalink is correct, change it and the posts will show titles not numbers
     
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  4. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    Thanks so if I do that I guess I would just need to redirect the URL's to the new ones
     
  5. starki

    starki Power Member

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    Those numbers won't hurt your rankings, no reason to change this on an established site. Keywords in the URL (aside the domain name) are a minimal ranking faktor. Speaking URLs are nice for visitors, but ranking wise they are totally overrated.
     
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    cyrisseo Newbie

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    They shouldnt matter, but if you are using wordpress, then you can change your permalinks.
     
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  7. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    Thanks. Guess I may save the trouble of changing URL's then. :)
     
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    clevelandslim Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Make sure that your link is permanently changed or not. Then you can redirect URL to new site. Keyword in your URL contain low ranking factor. So they assess too highly.
     
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    Aluminium Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This. It's a useful habit to get into!

    SEO is pretty reliant on content these days - moreso now than ever before.
     
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