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Optimal/maximum URL in terms of SEO?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by BlackxHat, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. BlackxHat

    BlackxHat Power Member

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    i know the shorter the better but whats the most the url should be? 100 characters?
     
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  2. Allie Albatross

    Allie Albatross Junior Member

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    Depends. If you're talking about domain length, then I doubt it matters. If you're talking about the green URL that appears in the SERP's, then just make sure you're using semantic HTML. For sites with a clear information hierarchy, Google may show breadcrumb links in the search results.
     
  3. falcoarticles

    falcoarticles Junior Member

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    In my opinion url length doesn't matter in Google algorithms, but if you will ever face with manual review and your domain will have 10+ words in it, this might be considered as bad practice and you might get some kind of penalty (especially, if website would ave low quality content with a lot of affiliate links) ;)
     
  4. abyssal_miss

    abyssal_miss Power Member

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    Also depends on what kind of service you're providing. If it will be something your viewers might want to visit more than once, I personally would find it very annoying to have to type in/remember a 10 word URL, and would probably avoid the site all together. But that's just me. Just a little something to think about. :)