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September 15, 2006, 1:47 pm
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I blog using WordPress at http://convergence.in/blog . At first I was
looking for short permlinks and thus opted for the structure, something
My blog is indexed currently indexed as
I intend to do the following. Change the permlink structure to format
and then using Google API get all the links listed in Google Cache and
do a permanant redirect to new URLs. Is this illegal ? If so what
alternative methods do you suggest ?
OR Is it a bad idea to change the permlink structure and its just of
very least importance to have keywords in URL ?
Expert opinion and thoughts are appreciated.
Re: Keywords in URL - WordPress Blog
For Google, it apparently doesn't matter so much what keywords are in the
URL, -- EXCEPT that when you get a link to your site where they use the URL
for the link text, for example a link to you with link text like this:
...then your keywords are automatically included in your IBL text. That
previous IBL would be much better than one like this:
For your blog, it probably doesn't matter as much. Just a specualtion here,
but tech blogs are generally linked to by technically-aware people. So
they probably won't as often link to you with the URL as the link text. I
wouldn't change the URLs on your blog. Possible complications outweigh the
possibly benefits in my opinion.
I would change your <title>s though. Put the post title in your <title>
<title>post title | blog name</title>
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