#15253 – SEF URLS "bug"?

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Thursday, 28 February 2013 15:26 CST
akeebafan

It looks like that ATS converts quotes in the Topic title to q? This looks like a bug, right? Please see also my previous topic or this one (which I guess will have qbugq in the URL?)

 

Thursday, 28 February 2013 16:16 CST
nicholas

No, not at all. Double quotes are forbidden in URLs. Instead of removing them I convert them to q. It's a convention.



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Friday, 01 March 2013 12:03 CST
akeebafan

Ah, ok. Components like joomla, Zoo, sh404sef etc strip quotes from the slug. I guess the reasoning is that (some) seo'ler believe keywords in URLs are relevant. And in this example qbugq probably wouldn't be recognized as bug by search engines. That's why I noticed this. Not a big deal.

 

Friday, 01 March 2013 12:22 CST
nicholas

My experience on my site tells me that the URL plays no great role in search engine results :)



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Friday, 01 March 2013 12:39 CST
akeebafan

I wasn't talking referring to your site, just ATS in general (your SEO is "easy" because you don't have any competition :-)

But regarding keywords in URLs

http://searchengineland.com/googles-matt-cutts-on-keywords-in-the-url-16976

 

Not a big deal, just noticed this. thanks for sharing your point of view.

Friday, 01 March 2013 13:35 CST
nicholas

I understood. What I meant to say is that I understand what you're saying but I personally hasn't seen any SEO difference with the current URL scheme. I don't think search engines treat me in a special way, so I presume that the URLs really don't play a role in SEO any more.



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