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Discussion in 'Blogging' started by MrBlue, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. MrBlue

    MrBlue Senior Member

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    Just wanted to get everyone's opinion on which of the following permalink structures for Wordpress yields the best results and why:

    /%postname%/

    or

    /%category%/%postname%/

    As of yet, my testing with both these methods has yet to prove anything conclusive.

    Thanks!
     
  2. LongBanana

    LongBanana Regular Member

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    I think that it depends on your blog / website actually.
    What is it about?
    For example, for my movie website, I use /%category%/%postname%/ because I included the keyword movie as a main category so it should help SEO (not sure though)
     
  3. breakaway

    breakaway Senior Member Premium Member

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    I post articles on my blog and the best permalink is /%post_id%/%postname%/ and is working great for indexing.
     
  4. iamsgf

    iamsgf Regular Member

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    I always use category/post for seo reasons :)
     
  5. Brotato

    Brotato Regular Member

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    I like /%postname%.html because it looks pretty
     
  6. mgs

    mgs Regular Member

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    Yeas that's right.

    If you're making a niche blog/website then go with /%category%/%postname%/ it's more keywords rich. /%postname%/ is good for most blogs.
     
  7. Dangazzm

    Dangazzm Regular Member

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    I just use %postname% Because I know there will not be overlapping in the titles, however if I was running a show site some names might overlap besides it would help SEO if in the season of Dexter it had /%category%/%postname%/

    So it depends what site it is, but I usually like 99% of the time would stick with just %postname% because shorter, more human readable URL's make G love you more :p maybe I take it to the extreme in this case but I highly doubt it.
     
  8. Hijinx

    Hijinx Junior Member

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    I've started to use these... depends ont eh blog though

    /%post_id%/%postname%.html
    /%post_id%/%category%/%postname%.html

    using post_id more often now because i read a really good explanation on here of how post_id actually may may your blog faster...