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Quote from: Kindred on February 25, 2013, 10:34:57 PMthey don't affect rankings. plain and simple.
Quote Google has already indicated that CONTENT and proper tagging of content is the way their system works best.
QuoteAlso, pretty urls on a forum are next to useless. After all - how many posts would we have on this site with the url simplemachines.org/help_meI have never had any pretty urls on any of my forums, yet they are all ranked very high with the content.
QuoteHowever, as page 8 points out... it is the human factor that could be affected - people looking at the url may be more likely to click it... but that depends on it being actually descriptive - and for forums, that is at the mercy of your users - you as an admin have very little control.
QuoteYou don't know for sure. You're guessing, until you can prove it.
QuoteThe site would need to be smart enough to make the URLs unique.
Quote from: Arantor on February 25, 2013, 10:42:27 PMWhich edition of the guidelines? The 2007 or the 2009 edition? The 2007 guidelines does make it clear that it's a bigger factor, but in the 2009 guidelines it's made clearer that it doesn't influence rankings but only possibly clickthrough.There is a small argument with respect to link sharing and keywords being in the link text, but from a ranking perspective it's very small.
Quote from: Arantor on February 25, 2013, 10:55:51 PMAnd you'll never get proof. They're never going to tell you how to game their system.
Quote from: Kindred on February 25, 2013, 10:57:36 PMI am guessing... sort of. I am making educated assumptions based on 20+ years of experience in dealing with websites.
Quoteand making the url unique is not hard, no... but making it USEFUL is.help_me, help_me2, help_me3etcall useless, actually.... regardless of being unique.
Quoteit serves no really useful purpose.
Quote from: Kacper on April 05, 2013, 02:40:10 PMHi! I have a question: Is the sitemap working perfectly with Pretty URLs MOD? Thanks.