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Long urls hurt seo, how can I shorten them in wordpress?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by supermanden, May 10, 2013.

  1. supermanden

    supermanden BANNED BANNED

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    Hey, so my problem is that when I post in one of my categories on my wordpress website it consist of a long domain name, semi-long main category, and a long under category (more niche and keyword specific category) THEN my chosen post url which mostly is a keyword.


    I heard that this kind of long urls can hurt SEO pretty damn much and some of my links consist of 78 characters!
    Will it be better for me to use some kind of plugin to shorten it to something like domain.com/p=32? Then I will lose my keywords in the url which is not good either :(.



    Opinions please, and maybe a recommendation of a Wordpress plug-in to shorten the url?

    Cheers!
     
  2. jass11

    jass11 Elite Member

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    Use permalink as

    %postname%


    So you will get the url as domain.com/postname
     
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  3. busaboss

    busaboss Power Member

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    +1. Very easy.
     
  4. santhu

    santhu Power Member

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    You Can Customize Your permalink Below The Post Headline.
    edit.png
     
  5. FuryKyle

    FuryKyle Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This. Go to settings and there should be a permalink section. Keep your post names short though. Categories just make things messy so I almost never include those in my URL structures.
     
  6. pshot

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    strip the "category" from the url

    this is easily done using wordpress s e o by Yo a s t
    also as above use %postname% setting in permalinks