What Should Be The Length Of A URL Or Slug-Ideal Slug Length For SEO
SEO tips#3 After explaining the ideal length of a blog post and guiding reader to write impressive blog post, this time I am going to share the Ideal Slug Length for SEO. In other words you would leann how long a Slug or URL of a blog post should be for getting higher ranking in search results. Let me be clear at one thing, my views may be very different from very popular sites but are based on my own real experience.
What does google say about slug length:– Google, as per the nature have never been 100% open about the slug length, however it advices not to keep it very long or very short.
Some historical trend :- Earlier a slug used to be very short , Observing the very old website, you would find that average slog length was about 10-20 letters, very few of them rank on google first page nowadays in spite of having good as well as old content.
Ideal Slug Length For SEO
My experience :- Most of my blog post have been published exactly according to yoast guidelines in slug length,( eventually as per google as well). But those who ranked well and got more page views in shorter duration of the time had more letters then 38. Two of my blog post having more then 38 words have ranked much better the most of the blog post that have 38 letter slug length. Subsequently getting more organic traffic.