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ASPX - SEO friendly URL with database id

     
9:49 am on Sep 12, 2016 (gmt 0)

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We are trying to get URL's for a site SEO friendly and keyword rich. The developers have managed to get keyword in the URL but also have included a unique reference in database reference in the url so its unique.

If we look at the apache world, we can create url's without this. Can this be done on aspx ?
12:39 pm on Sept 12, 2016 (gmt 0)

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of course you can do it with either... ... as long as the 'filename' is completely unique, you do not need a 'reference' number with either iis or apache.

the reason they have used (presumably a unique number) is that database lookups are quicker (although you wouldn't notice it unless you have a large table holding the data.)
the other reason is that you could then use the same keyword in the 'word part of the url'
12:11 am on Sept 13, 2016 (gmt 0)

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if the keyword part is unique you don't need the unique id if the script is capable of searching the db on the keyword provided.

if you keep the keyword-plus-unique-id urls, be sure the keyword(s) cannot be replaced by arbitrary strings.
(mostly to avoid duplicate content issues)
amazon urls are famous for this - e.g.:
https://www.amazon.com/why-would-anyone-drink-Folgers-Classic-Roast-Ground-Coffee/dp/B010ULFOWC/