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Need to Shorten Urls

  1. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    According to the seo website analysis I need to have shorter urls to get better indexing. I didn't think that mattered but what do I know?
    To do this I would have to delete and wait a few weeks to be de-indexed and change url and publish again.
    Is it worth it?

    1. Melindas Mind profile image69
      Melindas Mindposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't start over, but just keep that in mind for the future when you're deciding on URL's.

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    Website Examinerposted 5 years ago

    With all due respect, that kind of project sounds like a senseless idea.

  3. sofs profile image83
    sofsposted 5 years ago

    Stacie, the problem I think would straighten itself in a few days to months but deleting your hubs and de-indexing them from G searches will make you lose any advantage you have gained from the aging of your hubs and SERPs and it is like starting out afresh...  I am not the expert here ..but even with my limited knowledge I am left wondering why did you even think of this?
    I fully agree with WE on this.

    1. Stacie L profile image87
      Stacie Lposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      it was not my idea..as I said,the seo website I used analyzed my hubs and suggested that the urls were too long.I never heard of that before.

      1. sofs profile image83
        sofsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I am glad ..... I was wondering if you even considered such a project... .. my traffic has taken a hit since panda 3.3 but it is slowly coming back .. I hope it does for you too. Best wishes to you.

      2. WryLilt profile image92
        WryLiltposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        SEO websites are guessing, although with slightly better statistics and research. NO ONE knows what Google really uses in its algorithms and even if they did, it would probably change in six months. It's always been a fight between the black hat SEO experts and the Google algorithm.

        If you delete and re-create your hubs you lose all the backlinks to them PLUS all the age they've built in Google. SO not worth it.

  4. MakinBacon profile image83
    MakinBaconposted 5 years ago

    I agree that nobody really knows how Google does things, and they're changing things recently on such a consistent basis that it's impossible to keep up with it, even by those, like me, that have been making a living online for about 12 years.

    You didn't describe what 'long' means, so it's hard to comment on whether it's even close to being accurate.

    Changing them, in my opinion, would be the worst thing you could do. Keep one thing in mind: if SEO websites were so accurate and knowledgeable, they wouldn't be an SEO website, they would be in an online business making really big money.