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10:46 am on Aug 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hello,
I have bought one CMS script which is retruning URL with Title, some thing like this:
[mydomain.tld...]

Does google consider this as spam and ban the domain? Does google index long URLs like this?

please write your opinion.

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Mat

4:33 pm on Aug 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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After searching forum it looks that people use hyphen and underscore oftnely so it should be fine with google. Now question is does google index those long URLS or not?
4:54 pm on Aug 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yes, Google will index long urls --and in that example you only have one variable in the query string, so you should be fine. Still, I would suggest keeping those "titles" relatively short, like 2 to 4 words, for best results.
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when do you need a mod-rewrite to get pages "indexable" or is that a thing of the past
5:15 pm on Aug 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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In my experience, the more variables in the query string, the more you need to rewrite the urls (or even better, rethink your development altogether in some cases). But Google defnitely is indexing obviously dynamic urls much better these days.

Still, domains with rewritten urls do seem to get deeper and more frequent spidering. I've seen this many times on various domains I've worked with. My guess is that obviously dynamic urls require extra spidering code to keep the bot from getting trapped. That in turn places an extra limit on the amount of attention and resources a site can get from googlebot.

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Tedster,

Actually, the optimal length of a title is 7-10 words. 7 is what I've seen work best. Bruce Clay says the same thing. Just my .02 :)

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Agreed, but that's talking about the title tag -- <title>7 to 10 words</title>. We are discussing this "title=" variable in the query string of the uri. If the software REQUIRES these two things to be the same, then I would still say go with a short title. A long multi-hyphenated uri is more likely to cause a ranking problem (IMO) than a short title tag will.
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Try to avoid spaces and underscores in URLs.

Use hyphens or dots as word separators.

8:19 pm on Aug 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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>Yes, Google will index long urls --and in that example you only >have one variable in the query string, so you should be fine. >Still, I would suggest keeping those "titles" relatively short, >like 2 to 4 words, for best results.

I've seen google spider as many as 5 variables on our site. But it appears 3 is the limit for us currently.

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Is 'keywod in URL' still a relevant SEO-factor at all?
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i would say it is but not weighted as much as it used to.