Best Permalink Structure for Blogs?

by whyfrown 3 replies
Hey everyone,
i'm looking into the structure of my blog now and it isn't looking good. The problem that i can't solve is whether i should take away the /category/ before the tittle of the page.

My current structure is
domain name /category/ tittle

eg.

Aeromatic Watches | Cool Quirks Gadgets and Gifts for Men

Would

http://coolquirks.com/aeromatic-watches-191/

be better?

Because i am trying to target "aeromatic watches" as my keywords in the url. I've heard that google takes into consideration the first few alphabets in the url more than the ones at the back. Would this affect my SERP by alot? Thanks
#search engine optimization #blogs #permalink #structure
  • Profile picture of the author ScottByers
    I find that it doesn't make much difference, but shorter URL's are better. I don't include the category in my permalinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Beaton
    Originally Posted by whyfrown View Post

    Hey everyone,
    i'm looking into the structure of my blog now and it isn't looking good. The problem that i can't solve is whether i should take away the /category/ before the tittle of the page.

    My current structure is
    domain name /category/ tittle

    eg.

    Aeromatic Watches | Cool Quirks Gadgets and Gifts for Men

    Would

    http://coolquirks.com/aeromatic-watches-191/

    be better?

    Because i am trying to target "aeromatic watches" as my keywords in the url. I've heard that google takes into consideration the first few alphabets in the url more than the ones at the back. Would this affect my SERP by alot? Thanks
    This is what I use for word-press: Custom Structure: /%postname%/

    What you have done above is perfect with the exception of the 191, unless I am missing something?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Greco
    I use Custom Structure: /%postname%/ well. No category.
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