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How much URL should have

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by abcva, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. abcva

    abcva Junior Member

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    Hello guys, how much my url should be long? I'm pretty sure I can't explain this simple but I will try :)
    So this is url currently siteurl.domain/word-word-word-word-word-word-word-word-word like you see it has 9 words currently.
    I'm pretty sure that is not good for SEO, how much you suggest me to put? 3-4?
     
  2. Veyron

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    Wow, that's a long URL!

    siteurl.domain/word-word-word-word-word-word-word-word-word

    Veyron
     
  3. abcva

    abcva Junior Member

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    Thanks for help, Veyron -.-"
     
  4. Veyron

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    I'm assuming you're targeting a Long Tail Keyword? Generally speaking, a shorter domain tends to do better however a long URL can perform just fine as well.

    Veyron
     
  5. lucasbraydon

    lucasbraydon Supreme Member

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    It is better to have a shorter url string because it makes it much easier for people to share via social media
     
  6. abcva

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    No. Actually that is bescause my post title was something like Health Care - Take care of your health, and then wordpress did his job and put all that KWs in url :D my question is how much KWs should have optimal url? 3-4, something like that? even lower?
     
  7. bendutchman

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    keep your target url as short as possible, then with the omitted words from your previous long url, create sub pages from each word in your site then have them pointing to your main target url.
     
  8. bartosimpsonio

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    If the url matches all the keywords in the title, it's immediately seen as spammy. URLs should be short and to the point, titles and descriptions should be clear and unambiguous. The url and the title must not match word for word.
     
  9. abcva

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    Thanks! This is probably best advice I got in last few days. :) Thanks to others also.
     
  10. SPQR

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    Bro, that is not cool. If you are going to troll, do it in the lounge. Or just completely take it off of the site and move over to *****.
     
  11. prbkshv

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    Its ok to have long sentence. But it depends on what is your page about. If it is important to mention these much words then it is OK. These words should also contain your keywords. That's important.
     
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