5 More Query String SEO Tips You Need To Read

I have been asked to post some information regarding my resources for my query string post. The original post is located here – http://btw73.blogspot.com/2007/06/seo-tip-querystrings.html

So the resources that I used when compiling my information were the following sites:

Here are also a number of other issues to consider when constructing URLs (note that some of this is subjective and not necessarily related to SEO):

  • http://www.seoconsultants.com/articles/1000/urls.asp
  • Dirty URLs – Complex, hard-to-read URLs are often dubbed dirty URLs because they tend to be littered with punctuation and identifiers that are at best irrelevant to the ordinary user
  • Dirty URLS are bad because:
    • Dirty URLs are difficult to type
    • Dirty URLs do not promote usability
    • Dirty URLs are a security risk
    • Dirty URLs impede abstraction and maintainability
  • Dirty URLs are good because:
    • They are portable
    • They can discourage unwanted reuse
  • How to Clean a URL:
    • Keep them short and sweet
    • Avoid punctuation in file names
    • Use lower case and try to address case sensitivity issues
    • Do not expose technology via directory names
    • Plan for host name typos
    • Plan for domain name typos
    • Support multiple domain forms
    • Add guess-able entry point URLs
    • Where possible, remove query strings by pre-generating dynamic pages
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One thought on “5 More Query String SEO Tips You Need To Read

  1. search engine placement

    Wow, great information. I could say my knowledge in seo is already broad but I find it nice to see people giving out tips and new information.

    Reply

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