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    Question Local URL Titles


    Hello,

    I had a question about localized SEO. Here are two examples. Although it's a real domain, it's not mine, I just want to use it as an example.

    http://www.losangelescatering.com/sandwiches

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    http://www.losangelescatering.com/los-angeles-sandwiches

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    My question is how does Google and other search engines rank these? Both have the term "Los Angeles" but the second one has it written out again.

    So if someone types in "Los Angeles Sandwiches," which one is preferable? Are there any pros and cons?

    Thank you
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    Well, there are too many variables here to be able to answer this question in any straightforward way... Keyword in the URL is not the only thing Google looks at for sure Google will look at hundreds of signals (backlinks + amount and usefulness of the unique content on each page come to mind in the first place) to determine which of those pages should be ranked where..
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    Originally Posted by Ann Smarty
    Well, there are too many variables here to be able to answer this question in any straightforward way... Keyword in the URL is not the only thing Google looks at for sure Google will look at hundreds of signals (backlinks + amount and usefulness of the unique content on each page come to mind in the first place) to determine which of those pages should be ranked where..
    Well yea I get that. But let's assume that everything is the same in both pages.

    Same alt tags, same pictures, same internal links, same backlinks, same content, same h1 tags, etc...

    If we pretend that both pages are ranked exactly the same, but the only thing that differed is that the second one had the location put in the URL title, which would be preferred? I can't seem to find any stats or facts on this :-(
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    Originally Posted by FranzVz
    I can't seem to find any stats or facts on this :-(
    You can't find facts because this situation is actually quite impossible... There's no way two absolutely same pages with the same external metrics existed....

    That being said, I think Google would be the best to answer this question but I'd vote for #2

    losangelescatering.com/los-angeles-sandwiches
    Just because keywords in URLs still matter.

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