how page url can matter in search engine optimization? Introduction and complete guide in page url selection

how to choose page url in search engine optimization better results hunt

Why page url really matter in search engine optimization?

Page url is the second most important part in on page search engine optimization while first important part is page title. Page url is an address to your web page or blog and that’s the reason why page url matters. If your address is wrong or improperly written, your friend may go to wrong door or simply may go back to his/her own home once someone told him/her that the address is wrong one. Same happens in search engine optimization, Google or other search engines really love your page url when it comes to indexing your web page.

Google’s engineer Matt Cutts explains that Google search engine takes a lot of care about page url during indexing. How … ? Wait, I explain. Indexing is the process by following search engines save our page content in their databases. Here comes certain different techniques in indexing, while simply think as page titles become keys while page content becomes actual content stored in databases. Now the question arises, if page title becomes key then why to bother about page url?

You are right, but page url comes in play during indexing and posses certain value as well. Keys are made by taking keywords/phrases from page title and page url both not only from titles. And on match to these particular keywords search engines show these keywords as bold while other content remain normal. Look at the image below for better understanding:
how to choose page url? how page url matter in seo
If you note, these keywords are bold in url and also in page title and description. Search engines give lot of value to your page url its clear now. Let’s move on and see how to choose page url to get more out of it.

1: Use post name as your page permalink in word press

In word press you have to set your permalink to post name. The advantage of this approach is that search engines can find your posts now as your titles are same as your page url. That’s what makes great impression in boosting search engine results. Have a look below:
making permalink to post name in word press
Go to setting > permalink and rest is shown in above image.

2: Try to use your target keywords in page url

If your target keywords are present in your page title and page url, then you have done almost 70% of your search engine optimization campaign. But still point to remember here is that, don’t spam. Simply mean, never try to over do seo, like putting your keywords again and again in page title, page url and in page content as well. Try to limit your target keywords maximum 4% in your whole post and never increase that number, as search engines consider spam over that number(4%).

3: Page url is case sensitive

Case sensitive means, xtractweb and XctractWeb are two different things, never do that in your page titles. Though you’ll be directed to same page in most of the cases but search engines consider it two different things all together. So, follow a proper way that may be uppercase or lower case while I’ll be suggesting lower case.

4: Google friendly page url will give you more value

Its not a rocket science to choose Google friendly page url, simply try to use natural language, never keyword stuff, shorter in length, easy to remember page url are best friends of Google. While choosing url never think about search engines, keep in mind your audience.

5: Try to capture all your content in your page url

Here it simply means that your url should explain your content with out any in depth look or feel. Try to summarize your whole content in page url so that you can get high click through rate, better search engine results. These are very basic while important points to remember in search engine optimization. Try to use these points in your every page and you’ll be getting more out of it. Now tell us what practices you follow in your page url?

We shared our knowledge, now you share with your fellows.

Akram is a professional web developer and SEO expert, having more than 5 years of web development and SEO experience, Akram is the founder of xtractweb.com. For Freelance web developer and SEO services Follow Akram on Google+ and twitter

(2) Comments

  1. Pingback: My Homepage

  2. Pingback: Homepage

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


5 − one =

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>