[wp-hackers] Some Thoughts/Enhancement Ideas In And Around The Category Side Of Things

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Wed Feb 10 20:05:32 UTC 2010

On Feb 10, 2010, at 2:39 PM, mccormicky wrote:
> My dad constantly writes posts with very long -upwards of 20 words- post
> titles and he has page rank 5, the highest of all my sites I maintain,
> using permalink structure /%post_id%/%postname%/  w/  "category"  -category
> base - default.
> His site PR proves it doesn't seem to matter how long the url is or how far
> it is from the root or whatever.
> To me,anyway.

Read my previous email to Otto, but in short my testing indicates that Google gives special consideration to blog posts.  Also you misunderstood my comment, I was talking about path depth, not URL length, at least not regarding Google. For example, #2 would rank better than #1 because #2 is in the root path:

	#1 /what/floats/very/tiny/rocks/
	#2 /what-floats-very-tiny-rocks-wood-and-witches/

> "Shorter URLs don't need shrinkers as often so are better able to retain
> brand via click through."
> Might be a dumb question but what does that mean?

Which are better for Apple's branding if I tweet it on Twitter?

	#1 http://apple.com/ipad/
	#2 http://bit.ly/d8hvKH


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