[wp-hackers] Permalink Structure - Performance vs. SEO

David Law wp-hackers at google-adsense-templates.co.uk
Thu Jun 16 09:33:59 UTC 2011

On Mon, 13 Jun 2011 15:09:33 -0700, you wrote:

>What is "a lot" and "a few"?
>10s 100s 1000s or 10,000s
>If it's an obvious question, forgive my newbish-ness.
>Would be nice to know when I need to start worrying about the
>permalink. Since, the number in the url is a little unfamiliar to some
>folks, I'd like to keep it out. But performance is very important to

It's also a very good question and one I don't know the answer to. I
would also like to know what in performance terms is a lot of Static

I tend to stay away from Static Pages because they don't offer as many
features as Posts: no Categories, Tags, even excerpts are missing by
default and so you have to think more about making sure all your
Static Pages are linked a reasonable amount of times. Over my sites
probably have close to half a million Posts and less than 200 Static
Pages. I tend to use Static Pages for sitemaps, about pages, static
front pages, important articles I'm going to spend time adding links
to etc... (doesn't matter if WordPress doesn't automatically link to
them perfectly).

Currently running them on two cheap Godaddy virtual servers (was a
stop gap when a dedicated server company I was using couldn't provide
a working server!!!) and at around 50,000 to 60,000 unique visitors a
day (~90% to WordPress sites using /%postname%) I don't have problems.

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