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  • 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 🙂

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  • It doesn’t matter. Permalink is permalink.

    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.

    You can try this.

    Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    All URLs work equally well on Google despite their formatting.

    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.

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


    i personally use:


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


    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:


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




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

    DB> to avoid problems when multiple posts have the same name.

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

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    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.

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

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