Simple Permalink Trick

So many wordpress bloggers don’t do and it kinda drives me nuts.

When you link to one of your posts, what does it look like?

This?
bad url

Or this?
good url

It helps your SEO and really would make me happy if everyone did this simple trick:

Login to your blog.
Click Options -> Permalink
Change the radio button from default (are you really default) to “Custom, specify below”
and then fill in the Custom Structure box with “/%postname%/”

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This way all your urls will read yoursite.com/title-of-the-post instead of yoursite.com/?232. It helps with SEO among other things (for instance when you send a link to a friend and he writes a blog post about your link structure instead of just reading your post).

So much better.

Thanks.

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