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"Keyword in URL" = "Keyword in folder/file name?"

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by kimkils, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. kimkils

    kimkils Power Member

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    In market samurai it checks for if the keyword is in the URL.

    If a domain i have does not contain the keyword, will it be as effective to have that page in a sub folder named the same as the keyword or as a filename such as keyword.html?

    Is it as effective, slightly less effective? Not at all effective?
     
  2. origin

    origin Regular Member

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    IMO, it's not effective.
    Most SE will look into title on URL and not on directory and/or filename.
     
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    CenTex Hosting Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I agree. Most of the time they are going to pull the info from your Meta tags. But you will find that some of your pages will have a different title and descriptions that what you have up. When you see this they are being pulled from different directories which do pull info from your site if you do not put in enough content.

    As of right now your best course of action is find the keywords that you want and put them into your title and description tags.

    Hopes this helps get you going.
     
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    ladansenoire Newbie

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    Keywords in URL are VERY important!!! If you have tons of links and are well optimized for a specific keyword on a page with keyword in directory name you can rank, but don't count on it if the competition is REALLY high. If you are doing something more locally based you may be ok.
     
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  5. kimkils

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    Thanks guys, i may get the site set up with a simple keyword filename and see how it goes :)
     
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    It's important, at least in my opinion. I don't really care if google like it or not, but the fact that the user will be more like to visit the page if you do this is a good enough reason.

    People look at the meta title, they sometimes read the description and then check out the url.

    I mean. What is the most attractive link?

    A) yoursite.com/banking/credit-cards.html
    B) yoursite.com/page.php?id=3838

    :)