[thesite] test.evolt - urls to articles

isaac isaac at members.evolt.org
Mon Nov 20 18:43:50 CST 2000

> yes, its permanent. we did it for a couple reaons.
> 1.) looks better than passing variables on the right
> 2.) index spiders just *LOVE* it when there are keywords in the URL, as
> opposed to just the body or meta tags. they give higher relevance when
> there are keywords in the URL as well.
> this is the super sexy swinging URL formatting we were talking about. If
> you cruise around teh site you'll notice that most of the URL's now look
> 'real', not just article ones. the only ones that dont are form
> submissions, which robots don't follow anyways.

very cool. urls with some indication of the content to come are helpful.

better to have




and trying to guess which is which.

is it possible to have a shorter version without the article titles though?


don't appear to work.

i'm just thinking of people pasting URLs into emails and having them wrap.
with the weather outside article above, i had to delete a few words to get
it to wrap ok. even with the contracted article title, the link still works.

can you give a lowdown on how it works? will it work with
article/anything/18/4109/index.cfm ? or does the stuff straight after
"article" have to bear ANY relevance to the article title at all?

ie, could someone paste:




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