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  1. #1
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    Default Numbers in URLs - Will it affect SEO

    Hi All. I am struggling with something that should be a simple problem to sort out but can't seem to find the answer.

    I have added four articles to my small joomla website. http://www.wayneswebworld.co.uk I have named the Articles 'SEO Middlesbrough' etc. I have also named the menu item and the category SEO Middlesbrough.

    However, the link is forming like this http://wayneswebworld.co.uk/middlesb...ation-teesside

    You will notice the number 31 in the URL. Two questions then.

    Will google like this or not? Or will I be penalised for this.
    If so how do I change this as I have noticed this on other Joomla sites.

    Thanks in advance guys.

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    Hi,

    I'd advise you to take a look at this plugin. It will remove the unnecessary symbols from your urls

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    Nope it wont affect. But i would advice you to go with the keyword in the URL, because Having keywords in URL would help in good ranking in search engines. For eg if your site is based on mobile phones then you can add the keyword mobile phone to your URL.
    Hope it helps.

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    Yes,
    I agree with you
    all type of symbol remove in url for SEO point of view.
    thanks

  5. #5
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    I like to use plugins to avoid all the unnecessary numbers and symbols in my urls. I also usually have them with .html at the end but that doesn't really help seo but its my preference

    with the category and then the article name showing your url's are becoming quite long. This is another thing about using an SEF plugin that is good, urls that are too long is like keyword stuffing to search engines- BAD

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    Which version of Joomla are you using? 1.5, 2.5 or 3.0. Native SEO features are pretty good in 1.6 upwards but if you like more customization than would recommend SH404SEO. There are also free SEO extension but this one has the most features.

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    Google won't mind numbers in the url. But if its already indexed on google, you might let it be and start focusing more on content. A lot of big sites use numbers in their urls and they don't seem to affect them.
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    Nope it wont affect. But i would advice you to go with the keyword in the URL, because Having keywords in URL would help in good ranking in search engines. For eg if your site is based on mobile phones then you can add the keyword mobile phone to your URL.
    Hope it helps.

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    Its not a major issue but with the "JoomSEFplugin " mentioned by Hristo.P . This minor issue can be tackled easily..

  10. #10

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    no it don't affect to SEO. All type of symbol remove in url for SEO point of view..

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