I have built a website which is a directory of venues / places in a country and client has asked me to make URLs more SEO friendly.
There has been some misunderstanding in communication and I have structured URLs of places as following:
I thought I have followed best practices but now client is angry with me, claiming that I have reduced "security" of website to zero by using such URLs. I have slug of each entity (place) stored in database, so I verify ID and slug, so increasing id in URL won't result in opening next place in DB, you would have to guess complete slug + id combination.
His argument is, that I should have added one extra random letter to the end of the slug, creating following URL:
I don't completely understand his security concern, but I think he is afraid bots will crawl website and 'steal' information of places he is manually entering in database.
My question is:
- does adding one random letter to URL at the end make sense
- are URLs as I structured too easy for bots to "guess" and steal content of website places