URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator and is a necessary part of any SEO (Search Engine Optimization) campaign. It has been found that Google shows 40-50% of those sites in the top ten results which has their keywords in the URL as well as in the domain name. Therefore, it shows that the URL also plays a major role in Search Engine Optimization as it affects the ranking of the page.
There are basically two types of URL:
Dynamic URL: A dynamic URL is an address which directs or lets us open a dynamically created web page. There is no actual page and the page is displayed only on demand. It doesn’t show the name of the particular page, rather it shows the data different data id for different pages.
Lower click through rate in emails, search results etc
Impossible to share on a business card or to read over the phone
Not at all usable in branding on offline media
Occurrence of 404 error
Static URL: Static URL remains constant and do not change. It does not contain any variable strings. The page can be directly downloaded via File Transfer Protocol.
Example: http://www.xyz.com/blog/static-urls.htm is static URL.
To recover the above disadvantages Static URL is now being used. Static URL is much preferred when it comes to SEO due to the following advantages:
· Higher keyword relevancy and prominence
· Easy to remember and hence useful in branding and offline media
· Higher number of clicks
· It is wiser to optimize static URLs
· All the major search engines handle static URLs more easily as compared to dynamic URLs
You certainly don’t want to convert each of your dynamic URL to a static URL as it will be difficult and a time consuming process.
If you have a website which is designed and developed in WordPress then, you can easily convert your dynamic URL to static URL. Here are the steps which you can follow for changing it to the static URL:
Go to the settings of the word press.
Click Perm links option available in it.
A page with the detailed settings will open (as shown below) and here you can do the customized settings by typing “%category%/%post name%/”
Day and name http://www.xyz.com/2013/04/09/sample-post/
Post name http://www.xyz.com/sample-post/