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  1. abud
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi all,

    I just installed wordpress and i want to ask...
    which is better :

    1. http://www.mysite.com/car/2000-honda-civic/
    2. http://www.mysite.com/car/2000-honda-civic.htm

    thanks you for time.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. red-star
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The first will do fine. But the second one will also been seen by the googlebot

  3. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Oh, not again... another thread about things that doesn't make any really difference. (search before posting)

    Focus on your content: nobody - including search engines - give a damn about your url.

  4. kickass
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    "But the second one will also been seen by the googlebot"

    That's funny, I don't have an html extension on any of my urls and those google spiders just LOVE my site. And almost every page on my site has been indexed by Google within a week of it being added.

  5. red-star
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    "But the second one will also been seen by the googlebot"

    That's funny, I don't have an html extension on any of my urls and those google spiders just LOVE my site.

    It does not make any differends how your url is. The Googlebot is like Moshu wrote"nobody - including search engines - give a damn about your url. "

  6. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Moshu: Focus on your content: nobody - including search engines - give a damn about your url.

    Actually, Human-readable URL's are a well-known and highly-touted advantage of WP's permalinks system. *People* care. It is a leading feature of WP. See WP's own documentation. Learn it, live it, love it.

    Moshu: Oh, not again... another thread about things that doesn't make any really difference.

    Talking down to WP users is NOT Support. When a moderator becomes jaded and talks rudely, they should retire and move on.

  7. cmariomej
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Moshu:

    Looking for something on Google I came up to this post and couldn't resist to reply.
    Abu's Intentions are legitimate. For all those who don't know seearch engines are known for giving certain weight to URLs... of course content is more imortant but if the way to reach your content is minated with strange symbols in the URL (example catID=SEQ=11653578166471152006) the page indexation is going to be slower and sometimes ignored...
    Search engines are computers and they need to save "cycles" because they need to index all the web... imagine how much work they have!! They don't have time to start guessing what your page is all about... the simpler for them to find what they are looking for the beter for your indexation.
    To answer Abu's question... depending on your intentiions you can use one or the other. If you are planning to develop a full section with "related links, quotes, types of cars, differences between the cars, etc" based on the "Honda Civic" term you can create a folder named "honda-civic", but if you don't have enough content go with the "honda-civic.html" URL...

    Hope this helps,

    Cmariomej

  8. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 7 years ago #

    To keep future readers of this thread from missing the underlying point here...

    We're all very much aware of the usefulness of having human-readable permalinks. Most of us do enable custom permalinks on our blogs, and not because it's cool! The original question was whether this:

    /2000-honda-civic/

    or this:

    /2000-honda-civic.htm

    is the better option. But look at them, up close. How is sticking .htm on the end of some virtual url making it better, or more "human readable," or in any way improving over the standard WordPress permalink structure most of us use?

    In one sense (at least from a support perspective), the latter is worse, because WordPress does a lot of things internally that have to assume a directory structure. Imagine providing pagination to a post. How does that human-readability factor come into play for something like:

    /2000-honda-civic.htm/2/

  9. eddyj
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I think instead of people arguing the proof that is needed is to look at the search engines, type in keywords.. who is in the top 10.. what do their URLS look like

    If none of them are

    /2000-honda-civic/

    and they are more like:

    /2000-honda-civic.htm

    then there is a good sign that the search engines do take into account urls

    People who say they dont, are creating websites haphazardly

  10. franquicias
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I donĀ“t see any diference between the 2 options

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