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Permanent links format: How to Choose?

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In wordpress, I have the option to choose how the permanent URL looks like.

The common format is Year/Month/Day or Year/Month for blogs. However, I’ve occasionally seen some successful blogs take the date out: such as http://mixergy.com/dane-maxwell-zannee-interview/

What’s the impact of the above format on SEO?

Obviously, it’s more pleasant on the eye but does it negatively impact search ranking?

Thank you

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phil buckley

If you’re hoping to get picked up by Google News they suggest leaving some type of date in the url.

For clients I usually suggest domain.com/category/keyword-rich-title/post-id/

Adding in the post id at the end means not having to worry about duplicates.

There is a performance concern using this set up, but since I always use a caching plugin it’s not as big of a concern for the site.

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Anonymous

If you use the full date format yourdomain.com/2011/01/27/the-full-url then search engines are more likely to treat your page as date sensitive. If you run a new site, go for it.

If you use the yourdomain.com/category/the-full-url then you’re one directory removed from the root, which factors into search result algorithms but adds to organization/taxonomy, and adds another keyword or two to the URL, if that’s helpful to you.

If you run a site that publishes evergreen content and want everything to be equal, then use the yourdomain.com/the-full-url structure, like mixergy.com.

Make sense? If you have specifics about your website that you’d like to share, please comment and I’ll revise my suggestions.

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