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Overkill permalink structure?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by thedon23, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Sup everyone

    So I have a new site, it's an EMD + 1 word. So let's say my keyword is "dog toys".

    My domain is dogtoysinfo.com

    I'm going to have about 15 general articles about dog toys. Would it be overkill if my permalink was like this?

    dogtoysinfo.com/dog-toys/types-of-dog-toys

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Bump. Anyone?
     
  3. desperate_dan

    desperate_dan Newbie

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    Personally i don't think it makes much difference but i would leave it at just /%postname%/
     
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  4. Abstroose

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    I also think /%postname%/ is suffice. Just my speculation, however - can't really talk from experience!
     
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  5. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Thanks guys! I had already done catergory/postname, but good thing the posts haven't been indexed yet. I think I'll be changing them to just /%postname%/.

    Anybody else have experience with this?
     
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  6. DisavowedKing

    DisavowedKing Regular Member

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    I use categories that repeat my keyword from my domain just like you were originally going to put and have had no problem getting indexed, traffic, and people to move on to my squeeze page from my blog networks.
     
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    Doest matter alot.

    But it doesnt harm.
     
  8. buzz1212

    buzz1212 Registered Member

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    I would go with your original thought and use categories. After all a keyword is a kw!!
    You just need to mix it up and do variables e.g. puppy-toys, pitbull-toys, small-dog-toys, and my favorite... labrador-toys.
     
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    charlie3 Senior Member

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    I would assume if it's too obvious Google may consider it "keyword stuffing" esque.. Permalinks are something the site owner can and do control so I think Google would penalize for something like that rather than building shitty backlinks because your competitors can do that to you. I hope you see what I'm saying.

    Overall, I wouldn't do it.
     
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  10. Webghopper

    Webghopper Registered Member

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    I just use /%postname%/ works very well
     
  11. thedon23

    thedon23 Elite Member

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    Good point. I think I'm going to switch back to just the post name. Thanks!
     
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    /%postname%

    that's it! i don't like another permalink structure.. :p
     
  13. Abstroose

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    Agreed. Only time I use /%category%/%postname%/ is if I have a broad site covering many areas of one topic (I.E. Dogs -> Dog Toys, Dog Homes, Dog Training, Dog Health). Since your domain is already pretty specific I don't think overkill is necessary.
     
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