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Is karma good for your SEO health?

Answered => “How do I remove the category name from pages on a WordPress blog?” on Quora.

http://www.quora.com/How-do-I-remove-the-category-name-from-pages-on-a-WordPress-blog

=> My answer…

Some good thoughts so far but I’d like to add a couple things:

1) Perhaps my Information Architecture, design/dev and surfing habits are a bit different but I consider the URL to be part of the UX. You might not like that slug but it does add value (read: context) in certain ways.

2) If you’re trying to go “flatter” for SEO purposes the “archive-esque” listing pages should probably be no index no follow, etc. anyway. They’re just content being repeated under a slightly different URL. There’s probably no value in having those indexed.

3) Not to get off topic but….While I too appreciate flatter, I’m considering adding Year back into my URLs. As Google & Crew become more and more sensitive to freshness I think there might be value in being up front about the publish year. And while it might also lose me some traffic, I also see it as a karma thing. I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets frustrated finding a page/article that is in fact not current. I find myself adding the year to more of my searches to try to get more current results.

If I have multiple pages/articles on the same subject the year in the URL (and title?) could (in theory) help the mo’ better / newer pages / articles if the older pages/articles are dropped out of the way. Perhaps adding year is something to consider?

Note: #3 is mostly just thinking out loud. I don’t yet have any research or facts to prove it right (or wrong).

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