"/blog/" vs. "/blogs/" in URL

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Anyone know of any reason why (domain).com/blogs/(insert blog name) would be worse for SEO than (domain).com/blog/(insert blog name)???
#or blog or #or blogs or #url
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  • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
    Originally Posted by Gabriel Sutton View Post

    Anyone know of any reason why (domain).com/blogs/(insert blog name) would be worse for SEO than (domain).com/blog/(insert blog name)???
    This is how G's Algo designed to evaluate KW.

    For example: best directory will provide different SERP than best directories



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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Originally Posted by fastreplies View Post

      This is how G's Algo designed to evaluate KW.

      For example: best directory will provide different SERP than best directories



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      That's because those two search phrases might have a completely different searcher intent (for some reason, Google believes the singular has something to do with Wordpress whereas the plural has to do with actual directories).

      With most searches these days, the plural and the singular have nearly identical SERPs because the searcher intent is the same for both.

      Of course none of this has anything to do with your question. Even if the singular and the plural had two totally different meanings, your URL is not going to have any appreciable impact on search results.
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      • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
        Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

        That's because those two search phrases might have a completely different searcher intent (for some reason, Google believes the singular has something to do with Wordpress whereas the plural has to do with actual directories).
        Really?
        Did you try to search to see differences in results?

        Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

        With most searches these days, the plural and the singular have nearly identical SERPs because the searcher intent is the same for both.
        Right, the keyword is "nearly" but not the same.
        Thank you for point me to something I've forgot years ago.

        Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

        Of course none of this has anything to do with your question.
        What question? I never ask any

        Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

        Even if the singular and the plural had two totally different meanings, your URL is not going to have any appreciable impact on search results.
        Under normal conditions but if you try to search, you'll see that even thou you're
        searching for 'directory', G. will throw at you 'directories' as well because system
        is assuming that you might benefit from both variations and show you, just in case,
        both side by site choices.

        Conclusion:
        for G. "meaning" is meaningless, something you should know by now.



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        • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
          Originally Posted by fastreplies View Post

          Really?
          Did you try to search to see differences in results?



          Right, the keyword is "nearly" but not the same.
          Thank you for point me to something I've forgot years ago.



          What question? I never ask any



          Under normal conditions but if you try to search, you'll see that even thou you're
          searching for 'directory', G. will throw at you 'directories' as well because system
          is assuming that you might benefit from both variations and show you, just in case,
          both side by site choices.

          Conclusion:
          for G. "meaning" is meaningless, something you should know by now.



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          Yes, I do know what "meaningless" means. I am reminded of the definition of the word every time I see you reply to any thread on this forum. Do you have a tool that puts words together randomly or is it your brain that does that? Which one of the two is doing the spelling, too?

          You really should consider changing your moniker from "fastreplies" to "incoherentramblings"
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  • Profile picture of the author Gabriel Sutton
    Follow up question...

    If all ranking factors are the same (same backlinks, word count, etc.), is there any reason why domain 1 would outrank domain 2?

    1. domain.com/blogs/5-tips-for-skiing
    2. domain.com/blog/5-tips-for-skiing
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Originally Posted by Gabriel Sutton View Post

      Follow up question...

      If all ranking factors are the same (same backlinks, word count, etc.), is there any reason why domain 1 would outrank domain 2?

      1. domain.com/blogs/5-tips-for-skiing
      2. domain.com/blog/5-tips-for-skiing
      No, the name of the folder your article is in will have ZERO effect on the rankings in that particular case. That said, I can't help but point out that all ranking factors are NEVER the same! (can't be done)
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    • Profile picture of the author King Manu
      Originally Posted by Gabriel Sutton View Post

      Follow up question...

      If all ranking factors are the same (same backlinks, word count, etc.), is there any reason why domain 1 would outrank domain 2?

      1. domain.com/blogs/5-tips-for-skiing
      2. domain.com/blog/5-tips-for-skiing
      There's absolutely no reason for that. Also, blogs sound really inappropriate if you don't have a directory of blog or something like that.
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    • Profile picture of the author buzzinteractive
      Now Google is smart enough to differentiate between singular and plurals so it doesn't affect any in SEO changes. you can try yourself, search and see if you can different results for each query.
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  • Profile picture of the author zaccks
    i have never noticed a blog using /blogs/ instead of the usual /blog/, i guess may be it's a typo. or are they hosting multiple blogs in the folder. i don't think that might have impact on SEO rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    I think they're the same. Google is smart enough to consider they are equivalent.
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  • Profile picture of the author steverobert
    Originally Posted by Gabriel Sutton View Post

    Anyone know of any reason why (domain).com/blogs/(insert blog name) would be worse for SEO than (domain).com/blog/(insert blog name)???
    SEO terms consider many things for a website to a good SEO or Bad SEO and also ranking depends on Google Algorithms which consider a correct link.

    So, I don't think so that blog or blogs affect everybody's SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Hunsons
    I don't see any significant difference
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Gabriel,

    Literal definition buddy. A blog is a singular blog so should be /blog/ but if you use /blogs/ then people expect multiple blogs. See what I mean? Confusing and grammar-wise, not accurate.

    Forget SEO; you would never go with /blogs/ for any reason.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rank Watch
    First thing, Google is wise enough to understand the pluralities of the keywords. So, it wont matter in the rankings. You can keep either. None of them will be worse. If the SEO is done right, both will yield equally good results.
    Second thing, the term "blog" is more prevalent when the URL is blog.domain.com
    Hope this helps.
    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author hoangcf
    I don't think that might have impact on SEO rankings.
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