CHAPTER 5

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URL Structure

Using a valid and logical URL structure is vital to your search engine optimization (SEO) efforts. It plays a major role in Google algorithms. These rules are not hard to guess; they are the same as those you would want URLs to adhere to yourself, as a user.

  • They should be short, so that they are easy to remember.
  • They should be readable to humans and search engines (search engine friendly [SEF]), not something like this:

    /index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1.

    We have already achieved this by setting Use SEF URLs in our Global Configuration.

  • Avoid extensions such as .php, .html, etc. They are meaningless and ...

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