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Permalinks, like all other site content, should be in the native language of the website if possible. As far as I know, there is no SEO benefit to having permalinks in a different language from the website content, and it would seem to me to be a poor choice regarding user experience. If you think about it, your Polish-speaking customers are not going to ...


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You say that redirects are a separate problem but they are they really are the same problem. Redirects are the official, fastest, and most effective way to tell Google that your URL structure has changed and that they should show the new URLs rather than the old URLs. Your site may be new, but Googlebot never forgets you old URL structure. I worked with ...


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You have to wait until Google re-indexes your website. This can usually take a few weeks to complete. Once that happens, you will see the updated URLs on Google.


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Google doesn't put much (if any) SEO weight on the words in your URL path. Using just a number is not going to hurt your search engine rankings directly. Using words in your URLs does have some indirect benefits for SEO and usability. See Are keywords in URLs good SEO or needlessly redundant? for full details. In summary: They can help click through rate ...


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Definition of slug Slug is not a technically defined term. Depending on who uses/defines the term, there are different criteria involved. For example, the definition from Django says that a slug can only contain "letters, numbers, underscores or hyphens", while the definition from WordPress doesn’t restrict this. But it’s probably not useful to look how the ...


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Is there any way to setup a URL to act as a router to these different images? The routing URL should be indexed by search engines. The most efficient and affordable way to accomplish this is to use a content delivery network (CDN), which would cache your images on servers around the world, and serve them from the server located closest to the requesting ...


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It is valid but it is not the best practice. If we have an article for example named "Dogs happily barking" it is better both for your SEO and your users, to have a link like : www.example.com/category/dogs-happily-barking and not www.example.com/category/?123 where ?123 is the page ID because if I understood correctly this is what you are involving, if it ...


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It is valid, I have seen many of website using numbers in URL, like labnol.org, stackexchange.com, howtogeek.com etc. Using question mark in URL is also valid, Because Google own Blogger product using ?m=1 at the end of URL for mobile search index. For example, just open Google from your mobile and search this "mybloggertricks" and you will see URL like ...


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It seems you have two pages/URLs that show the same post. Ordinarily I would have suggested removing one of these "permalinks" in WordPress - that URL would then return a 404. However, it would seem that these two permalinks have existed for a while(?) and have been indexed and possibly linked to. So, it might be better (at least in the short term) to 301 ...


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Switch to a default theme and see if that permalink structure works or not. Outdated themes can cause issues with newer WordPress versions. Then after this, try to deactivate one plugin at the time and check the links. One or more plugins are in conflict with structure. Structure where you have just %postname% will work.


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It's very important to understand advantages and disadvantages of short URL with minimum categories vs long URL with more categories. First thing first, lets understand from the user point of view, if you will have too many categories associated, will it be any beneficial for the user? If it is too long and confusing then definitely not recommended. We all ...


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is there a SEO difference in linking to the "pretty" permalink of a page versus using /?page_id=x or the "shortlink" generated by WP in the source of the page /?p=x? There should be no difference at all. Google will assign benefit or penalty based on the anchor text, not the underlying link text and will re-assign benefit or penalty on the destination pages....


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Either of this will work fine for SEO, both formats have the essential information that makes the URL relevant to the topic of the page. And then have a link on each post to "genres" and "authors" archives with filtering system on it? Depending on how your filters are implemented this could be a bad move. Many Ecommerce sites have similar ...


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To answer your questions: It will be an issue but up to certain extent. Pretty URL are often associated with high quality websites and better for usability and UX. As long as you can reach the product pages from the homepage you won’t be having any issues in terms of indexation. If the pages are accessible they will always be indexed. This is no an issue, ...


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That is normal for Wordpress. A redirect is actual better for SEO than a 404 Not Found or other error. What you should be doing though is sharing the links with their final URL, not the post number since those links are direct and more meaningful to users. In any case, the /?p=#### addresses are kind of a constant in WordPress, while you can pretty much ...


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Its not a great idea from an SEO perspective as it does seem that Google et el take queues about content from the URL - also from them POV of people receiving a URL it hints at the legitimacy of it. Have you considered a hybrid approach (which is very common) - something like https://www.example.com/12345/descr-of-site Of-course WordPress will key off the ID ...


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Alhamdulillah, I found the answer. It was all due to trying to be perfectionist Muslim, I had capital letters in the URL inside: /wp-admin/options-general.php. All praises to God (Alhamdulillah), solved, by making all the letters lowercase. With God his will (in shaa Allah) it will help you brothers and non-brothers.


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# BEGIN WordPress <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / # Additional rewrite rules go here RewriteRule ^[0-9]{4}/[0-9]{2}/(.*)$ /$1 [R=301,L] : Any custom mod_rewrite directives, such as your "redirect" should go before the # BEGIN WordPress section. You should avoid editing between the WordPress comment markers as WP itself tries ...


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OK. So after having spelled out the question and posted it, I finally found the solution in this blog post. # BEGIN WordPress <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / # Additional rewrite rules go here **RewriteRule ^[0-9]{4}/[0-9]{2}/(.*)$ /$1 [R=301,L]** RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L] RewriteCond %{...


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As per my knowledge, Google confirms in their 2018 ranking algorithm updates that URLs are not a ranking factor but there is a catch that it will be best your permalinks are short as possible... this benefits in google ranking and also to protect from future updates... you should add your main keyword in permalinks.... No language issue will be faced there ...


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Does scottsdale has more posts related to it or is it just a component of the slug? Will there ever be dwellarizona.com/luxury/scottsdale/post1 dwellarizona.com/luxury/scottsdale/post2 Then go with Option1. If Scottsdale won't have more posts , then you would need another page there to not show a 404 error page or display something that won't be so ...


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It's good that you're trying to construct friendly URLs but this particular URL scares me: example.com/do-you-want-2-or-3-? This is because it ends in a question mark. The first question mark in a URL is an indicator that what follows is a query string. Since I developed apache modules, I learned that in some system variables that I can import into my ...


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Ideal URLs should be: Unique Descriptive Easy to remember Easy to type I would: Leave out extra directories such as "tech-stuff" or dates Use the post title to be descriptive, but pare it down if possible when it gets long so that it is easier to type


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In this sort of a situation the best bet would be to actually add the rel=canonical meta to the head of the permalinked pages. So in /index.php?product=1234 there would be a meta canonical tag pointing to /cat-1/product-1234. Whenever the canonical link changes you would simply change the meta canonical on the permalinked page to the new canonical URL. ...


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A better program in my opinion to check links is Xenu link sleuth. Try it against your site. From the time Google crawled your site showing those URL's have you deactivated or uninstalled any plugins? Have you changed templates? Or cleaned up the site by removing pages? There's no specific length of time before Google re-crawls your website. Times differ ...


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The main reason this has shown up is because you have breadcrumbs on your website (The "Home / Events / Not The Beatles" part). This is a fairly strong indicator to the search engines, and you'd have to remove this to prevent the breadcrumb URL showing up. Personally, I'd leave it as is, because I think it is more useful to users.


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As indicated here by Google: Our systems analyze the link structure of your site to find shortcuts that will save users time and allow them to quickly find the information they're looking for. Make sure you're not using that URL with a slug in your site, sitemap.xml, or one is linking back to your site, and that there isn't a URL rewrite rule in your ...


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I don't believe having the date in the slug generates any real algorithmic penalty. It pushes the stuff of real value (keywords) to the right a bit and also instantly dates the content so you may find your older stuff isn't generating as many clicks as users prefer the "latest and greatest" If it were up to me, I would replace the date with the post ...


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Have a look at this question, which I answered if Slash or Hyphens are better for SEO: Is it better to use slash or hyphens for SEO? Basically, Matt Cutts (from Google) stated (and recommends as a best practice) that Google treats hyphens in URLs as word separators, which would (in theory) weight subfolders differently than hyphens between words.


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As long as the URLs are static there are only minor differences. URL become part of the SERP and like with your page's title not all characters are shown. So I decided against having the date as part of my URL to make the URL shorter. This makes them also better readable when written somewhere else. Also I replace all special characters with the minus (-) ...


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