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What is Benefit of using Permalinks? (7 posts)

  1. chiefmonkey
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What is Benefit of using Permalinks?

    are they anything to do with SEO do they render the dynamic url's into nice ordinary url's?

    also what is difference between URI and URL ?

    apologies I'm new to WordPress

    all the best

    Chiefmonkey

  2. also what is difference between URI and URL ?

    "A URI can be classified as a locator, a name, or both. A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is a URI that, in addition to identifying a resource, provide a means of acting upon or obtaining a representation of the resource by describing its primary access mechanism or network 'location'. For example, the URL http://www.wikipedia.org/ is a URI that identifies a resource and implies that a representation of the resource is obtainable via HTTP from a host named http://www.wikipedia.org."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Resource_Identifier

  3. chiefmonkey
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey thank you so much for the answers... very informative indeed...

    I will learn to use the Codex more... thanks again

    Chiefmonkey

  4. chiefmonkey
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I just want to add that I've set up the permalinks... had read that it causes some people problems but it all worked perfectly for me... rss feeds still work and all links resolve and work great

    I'm absolutely stoked... I can't believe how good wordpress is

    thanks again

    Chiefmonkey

  5. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The search engines are actually pretty good at indexing the "/?p=772" style permalinks that are on by default and even indexing category URLs if your blog has enough quality incoming links to start with. You might pick up a little bit with the longer permalinks if you're in a serious competition for a particular search phrase, but I'm not convinced it's necessary. Unless you intend to carefully tailor each post's title to keywords, I'm not convinced it's effective either.

    For example, a Google search for "search engine permalinks" does turn up the long permalink URL from Tom Raftery as number 2, but it turns up a thread in this forum with a more generic URL of wordpress.org/support/topic/33712 as number 3.

  6. chiefmonkey
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    good point TomHanna...

    but I guess WordPress has a hell of a lot more inbound on topic one-way links... that's probably whats got them the top spot

    descriptive links just help a bit more than non desciptive links... but not as much as 1-way inbound on topic links

    well that's my take on it anyways ;o)

    thanks for the post though mate... it's interesting to know "/?p=772" type of links are readably by google

    Chiefmonkey

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