What is SEO friendly URL?

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What is SEO friendly URL?

An SEO-friendly URL is a web address that is designed to be easily understood by both search engines and human users. It is an important aspect of on-page optimization for improving a website’s visibility and search engine rankings. The Seo friendly-Url has some attributes. Here I have mentioned that characteristic.

  • SEO-friendly URLs are brief and descriptive.
  • They contain relevant keywords related to the content of the page.
  • Instead of using underscores(_) or the characters, they use hyphens (-) for separate words.
  • They avoid using numbers and special characters.
  • SEO-friendly URLs are not changed constantly.
  • They are unique and do not create conflict with other URLs on the website.
  • They are lowercase to avoid case sensitivity issues.

By understanding the importance of SEO-friendly URLs and following the recommended practices, you can significantly improve your website’s visibility and attract more organic traffic from search engines.

Nigetha Rajah Edited comment August 23, 2023

Hi Keerthi,

Sounds interesting! I’m more passionate about Technical SEO and glad to see you are talking about the SEF URL, I hope you are interested to learn something new, can you give an example of the worst and the best URL structure for other’s view?

Sure Miss.Nigetha!
*Worst Url structure:
https://www.example.com/index.phpcategory=10&product=55&sessionID=abc123&source=google&referral=12345
This URL is too long and includes unnecessary extra characters. Some characters are not meaningful. This type of URL is more difficult to understand for the users.
*Best URL:
https://www.example.com/products/electronics/smartphones/iphone12
This example is SEO friendly URL. It has a clear structure and descriptive characters. It includes essential keywords and product names. So this URL provides clear information on what users expect on the page.

That’s awesome Keerthi, you learned something new, so I’m so happy and from this post others can easily understand the SEF URL who are not clear about this.

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