Friendly URLs

20 August 2009

People often call these search engine friendly URLs - but currently Google is not actually using the URLs as a method of web page optimisation (apparently) - But it's more than likely that it will be a factor in the future.

Google can't read really long query strings - index.php?category=blog&type=entry&start_page=12&total_pages=27&viewer_id=user9&search_term=google-searches etc...

Friendly URLs are more for the user to be able to view what page they're about tobe viewing - e.g. Tell the user what's on the next page /about-search-engines/ etc...

If a Google search term is then found within the page's URL it will also bold this word just to show that Google has found this as well.

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