Today’s 2-minute tip might not be the most exciting, but it sure is one of the more important ones. After all, how you set up your permalinks helps with your overall SEO (search engine optimization) as well as with your CTR (click through rates). Are your permalinks set up correctly?
Setting Up Your Blog Post URL Structure
The URLs of the content you publish on your WordPress website are known as permalinks. Permalinks are what people enter into their browser address bar to view one of your pages. They are also what search engines and other websites use to link to your website. Due to this, they are very important. – via Elegant Themes
A common thing we see in permalink structures are the usage of dates. For websites that post content that is related to current events, such as news sites, this makes perfect sense. However, for most blogs, the content is usually “timeless” as it tends to cover subjects that doesn’t relate to a specific date in time. – via Yoast
- You want to set up your permalinks
- You always want to make sure your URL is going to get you the best SEO
- You can choose your permalink settings based on your preferences
If this all sounds like Greek, here’s a visual of what we’re talking about when we’re referencing the common blog post URL structure settings (also known as permalinks) –
Common Settings for Permalinks
Still a bit confused? No worries. We understand 2 minutes isn’t enough time to do a deep dive so we’ve gathered up some additional resources for you on permalinks and how to select the perfect blog post URL structure for your site.
- A Guide To WordPress Permalinks, And Why You Should Never Use The Default Settings
- How to Change Your WordPress Permalink Structure
- What is a SEO Friendly URL Structure in WordPress
- WordPress SEO URL / Permalinks Consideration
We hope you found this 2-minute tip helpful and that you’ll check out the rest of our 2-minute tips! Which permalink type are you using on your blog? We’d love to know which you’ve chosen and why you made the choice, so let us know in the comments below.
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Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories says
I’ve got my post URL’s setup this way too. Thanks for sharing this simple but effective blogging tips. I look forward to more of these 2 minute tips.
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