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Made Bad Permalinks Url Mistake:

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by NiccoloMachiavelli, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. NiccoloMachiavelli

    NiccoloMachiavelli Newbie

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    I've started a new website which gets around 1k hits a day which started back in July.
    I wanted a short permalink url like feh.xxx/stuph/2203 but I found out that search engines like longer urls with words in them. What should I do? I've got around 400 news articles up under the short permalink structure. I'm using Wordpress btw.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. trapmuzik

    trapmuzik Junior Member

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    change it and use permalink redirect plugin
     
  3. NiccoloMachiavelli

    NiccoloMachiavelli Newbie

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    Do those long keyword urls get better serp juice or link love? I'm curious.
     
  4. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Change the permalink structure then redirect old urls via .htaccess file.
     
  6. Taktical

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    the long keyword URLs are considered on-site SEO. they have nothing to do with your links, instead they help google establish your relevance to a particular topic. the same way your title tags do.
     
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  7. frappertank

    frappertank Junior Member

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    For the record: search engines DO like short URLs...but they should be keyword-filled URLs instead of URLs containing numbers or querystring parameters