Does your URL affect your placement in the search engines?
As many of you know, we are unable to change the URL after publishing a hub. Yet, we are able to change the title. Having a better title helps in the search engines, knowing this, my question is does your URL matter?
Yes, it does matter. You can't change it, so make it count. (you wouldn't really want to change it anyway) I try to use some keywords I am targeting in my article for the URL or a simple, 2-3 word version of my title.
If you have old hubs that have poor URLS (maybe very long, or lots of words) its ok, because it doesn't make a huge difference. The title is more important than the URL, but every little detail counts!
Yes, the URL is one of many factors that affect SEO (search engine optimization). When starting a hub, it is your one and only change to adjust the URL. After that, it can no longer be changed. I like to make my all lowercase and remove extraneous words and make sure the keywords are in there.
Yes. Indeed. Having keywords in your URL does affect your rankings.
That's the reason we had Exact Match Domains (EMD) which shall promote the exact keyword by having the exact keyword as their domain name. Though Google had brought updates against it, its certainly good to have keywords within your URL.
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