Patch #5897

Use issue/forum title in URLs for search engine optimization

Added by W Snyder over 11 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:2010-07-18
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Category:SEO
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Description

Google and other search engines really want the URL of links to include the subject of the thing being linked to. For example, rather than "mysite.org/issues/1234" use "mysite.org/issues/1234-use-issue-title-in-URL"

The same technique should be used for all references to issues, news, forum items, etc. The wiki doesn't need it though, as the title is already embedded.

The attached patch does this for the key places I discovered, but no doubt is incomplete. I've been using it on my site for a few months, and the google searching has significantly improved.

If for some reason you don't want to do this, I would still greatly appreciate it if id_titled or some other method always be called to build the URL of referenced items (and just return "id"); this makes it far easier to modify the link names for features such as this.

Thanks

id-titled.patch Magnifier (21.9 KB) W Snyder, 2010-07-18 14:09

History

#1 Updated by Go MAEDA over 2 years ago

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