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Question about characters in URL

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Aty, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Aty

    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    So I'm doing seo on a website (online shop) which has almost all URLs like the one below, I mean with colon and square brackets in it.

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    http://www.example.com/products:accessories[1115]
    Are this kind of characters safe to use in the URL? Problem is lots of pages aren't indexed and I have a feeling this URL structure has something to do with it.

    Helpful answers are much appreciated.
     
  2. Zoomer3690

    Zoomer3690 Regular Member

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    Strange type of URLs I must say... IMO, this could be one of the reason. You may have to wait longer for getting them indexed I suppose for they are something different than the ordinary.
     
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  3. mktanny

    mktanny Regular Member

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    I doubt url structure would keep search engines from Indexing your urls ...Just give it sometime
     
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  4. lmxftw

    lmxftw BANNED BANNED

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    to be honest the only links of that type I've seen are STEAM Market ones... I'm guessing it's not healthy for SEO since most times ":" suggests some kind of search query and engines might be confused

    http://moz.com/learn/seo/url
    http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3986.txt - chars allowed in URL's

    also if you're searching for blabla : bla without " " the : char will be skipped in the search query so I'm guessing it's either viewed as a logical parameter (AND/OR) or just skipped altogether
     
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