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    Keywords in my URL


    Hi,

    my site contact page is currently sat on /contact and
    packages page is sat on/packages etc

    i am trying to get more from the asain wedding market, if I changed it to

    /asian-wedding-videos/contact and /asian-wedding-videos/packages would that be bad in anyway?

    Thanks
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    the short URL is better, just put those kws on the titles or content of the page..
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    I agree. Adding keywords in the URL helps. Just ensure that you don't overdo it.

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    Originally Posted by tariq123
    Hi,

    if I changed it

    Thanks
    Which tells me you already have a url for that business...if you start making new key word urls trying to manipulate the search engines, googls already figured that so called trick out...you might find your self deeper than you already are.
    A key word rich url only helps a very little..it's not a one time shot, fix all kinda deal...that site will also need to optimized..Your better off fixing what you already have.
    but you do what you want.

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    • bkseo agrees : I agree. I have sites with no keywords in URL beating the ones that have exact match in their URLs simply cuz google has figure this trick out a long time ago and no longer works as effectivly(which it reminds to be a factor)
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    You'd better not change


    Originally Posted by leftybogs
    the short URL is better, just put those kws on the titles or content of the page..
    I agree with this viewpoint. First, once your site is sat on, you'd better not to change it. Second, just like the leftybogs said.

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    Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it!), it's not that simple to get the edge over your competitors anymore. There were lots of debates on these forums a few years ago about how much value keywords in the domain/filename actually gives and the general concensus was very little. Nothing's changed since then.

    If SEO was that simple, we'd all be out of a job!

    In my opinion, you're better off keeping the URL and files short and sweet and on the root level if you can help it... Unless your site deals with various different products and services, in which case organisation and separation is beneficial.
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    Keyword in Url helps, but it needs to be one keyword only.

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    • Test-ok : have you heard of the word Phrase?
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    Keywords in URL not as magical as used to be. I would like share an experience with you and hopefully that helps a bit. Client bought "San-Diego-Dentistry.com" and hoping it would rank for "San Diego Dentistry" and had the keyword San Diego Denistry all over the site and they were not even on top 100 results in Google for months.

    Then they contacted me and some link building, fresh content and blogging, as well as local SEO methods (local directories, citations, etc) did the trick.

    Now I don't know if I had to work harder if the domain was something like "xzydentistry" but I do know that the domain alone didn't help them. It was only after I did some link building and offsite and local optimization they started ranking for it.

    From this experience and many similar experiences I would like to recommend that you don't put so much obsession on URL stuff. Just make sure they are easily crawl-able by Google and there are no duplicated content on your site, fix the internal linking so it is consistent, and other onsite SEO stuff, then spend some time getting the word out.

    Goodluck
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    Keywords in the URL is a WIN WIN situation... it will help you get the top rankings..

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    • ClickyB : Absolute Rubbish (and you dredged up an old post to add it) :roll:

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