In the last month I’ve seen three blogs running on WordPress that have failed to take advantage of search engine friendly URLs. It is incredibly easy to turn on search engine friendly blogs running on WordPress. In less than two minutes you can go from URLs like this:
To URLs that look like this:
Something to keep in mind is that if you can’t tell the subject of a page from the URL neither can a search engine.
There are a number of ways to turn on search engine friendly URLs in WordPress Here is one way:
- Open the Settings menu
- Select Permalinks
- Paste this in the Custom Setting text box – /%postname%/%year%/%monthnum%/
- Save changes
That’s it, you are done. From now on your pages will have more search friendly URLs.