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Remove filler words from slug (2 posts)

  1. Clifford Paulick
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Could you add the ability to automatically remove filler words from the slug? Or recommend a plugin to install alongside yours?

    Here's the description from the SEO Ultimate plugin:

    Slug Optimizer: Increase in-URL keyword potency by removing customizeable "filler words" (like "the," "with," "and," etc.) from post/page URLs.

    Thank you.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/

  2. Clifford Paulick
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's part of Yoast's Definitive Guide To Higher Rankings For WordPress Sites:

    1.1.3
    Stop words

    The last thing you’ll want to do about your permalinks to increase your WordPress SEO, is remove so called stopwords. Words like “a”, “and”, “the” etc. As of version 1.1.6, my WordPress SEO plugin will automatically remove stop words from your slugs once you save a post, so you won’t get those ugly long URL’s when you do a sentence style post title.
    This is generally not something you want to change after posts have gone live. If people have already linked to it, try to not change the permalink anymore and if you do, make sure the post is properly redirected. In most cases WordPress should redirect the old URL to the new one but if it doesn’t you need to make the redirect manually.

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