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what permalink structure tags work best in google? (11 posts)

  1. sallam
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi

    I wonder what structure tags everyone is using for their permalinks?
    I justed started my WP, and I want to settle for the best link format before google starts indexing my links.

    Many thanks in advance :)

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It doesn't matter. Permalink is permalink.

  3. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I think any link format works with Google and I'm not really sure there is a best format. Google will pick up links even without the permalinks. My guess as to a "good" format would be to have the post title in the link.

  4. angsuman
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You can try this.

  5. All URLs work equally well on Google despite their formatting.

  6. angsuman
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I am not sure all URL's work equally well in Google as far as page rank is concerned. I have seen strange google behavior on query string based url's.

  7. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    URLs with the ?=postid work in Google without any problems.

  8. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    sallam:

    i personally use:

    /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/

    to avoid problems when multiple posts have the same name. an alternative I considered was:

    /%postname%/%post_id%/

    which is equally safe, more search engine optimized (the post keywords are closer to the root), but less user friendly.

    if you assume you'll never get two posts with the same slug, then use:

    /%postname%/

    if you want to optimize for your keywords (categories) as well, try using:

    /%postname%/%category%/

    or

    /%category%/%postname%/

    depending on what you want to emphasize for Google (to my knowledge, Teoma, Yahoo and MSN, do not take the url into account).

  9. angsuman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    DB>.../%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/
    DB> to avoid problems when multiple posts have the same name.

    That is totally unnecessary. WordPress automatically disambiguates posts with the same name.

  10. Using category or postname or any other "text" field for the first directory of your permalink structure will cause problems with plugins that build their own permalink structures, such as Ultimate Tag Warrior.

    Having at least one numeric for the first directory is better. /%year%/... works fine.

  11. angsuman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Using any fixed string works equally well. I use 'archive'. For better SEO benefit you can try even 'a'

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