[theforum] weo progress - testing please!

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Thu Feb 17 02:57:20 CST 2005

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On 17 Feb 2005, at 08:22, Madhu Menon wrote:

> At 13:24 17/02/2005, John Handelaar wrote:
>> URLs with random fixtures like 'foo' and 'shite' above should be
>> a mod-rewrite thing, which is indeed regex-driven.  As a general
>> principle though I don't see the need to include cruft in new URLs -
>> I'm sure you'll tell me if you think I'm wrong, but the numeric
>> category id and the /article/ part of the URL serve no useful purpose
>> that I can discern and should not be added to new material.
> IMHO, we need URLs like http://www.evolt.org/intro-to-color-theory  if 
> possible. Alternatively, something like 
> http://www.evolt.org/34561/intro-to-color-theory - where 34561 is the 
> article ID - should also suffice. This will do wonders for Google 
> PageRank.
> Is that feasible?

As John mentioned, it's not only feasible, it's already there - part of 
the content edit form, just as keyphrase is on existing weo.

Just as an aside - can someone point me to solid (ie non-anecdotal) 
evidence that it *does* actually improve SE positioning?

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