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For a product URL which is better form?

1-8-width-ao-sanding-belts

or

1-8-inch-width-ao-sanding-belts

Would this be served as 1/8" or 18 inch?

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Spell it out unambigously:

/eighth-inch-width-ao-sanding-belts
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  • Do I lose value they didn't do it that way in the first place? 301 Redirects? Feb 4, 2016 at 18:30
  • Absolutely correct! It is best to make any URI readable and understandable by humans so that it is unambiguous - that way search engines can better understand. Short-cutting in these cases will confuse the semantic analysis and whatever search benefit you will receive. When in doubt - spell it out!
    – closetnoc
    Feb 4, 2016 at 20:36
  • @MattMcLennan that would also be the case with your original question, would it not?
    – jnm2
    Feb 5, 2016 at 12:30

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