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    The URL. How long is "too long"?


    Can a URL's length be detrimental to SEO? As I use ASP, I commonly pass variables from one page to another, and at times I can pass two or three, all concatenated to the end of the URL.
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    Originally Posted by thall89553
    Can a URL's length be detrimental to SEO? As I use ASP, I commonly pass variables from one page to another, and at times I can pass two or three, all concatenated to the end of the URL.

    There can be problems using this method to pass variables, but there is a bit of good news.

    Mostly when you are trying to pass one or two variables it's fine. The main things to aviod are things like PHP's session ID's, or variables that inclide 'ID' in them, as it's rumoured that Google will treat these like the sessionid variables and just gforget about spidering that page.

    I wouldnt recommend trying to pass three variables as that is starting to get a bit to high in the count. If you keep it to one or two short variables (and values to of course) you shouldnt have to many problems.

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