Do URL Shorteners impact your SEO?

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Offline kavyasharma561Topic starter

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Do URL Shorteners impact your SEO?
« on: 01-23-2018, 05:03:03 »
Hi folks,

I heard SEO people said that the shorter URL the better SEO you will get for that page. Is it true? does any make this clear for me?


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Re: Do URL Shorteners impact your SEO?
« Reply #1 on: 01-23-2018, 21:11:34 »
No I don't think there is any validity to that. The only thing that shorter url looks like they change is the anchor text (which will be the shortened url)
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Re: Do URL Shorteners impact your SEO?
« Reply #2 on: 04-15-2019, 22:07:40 »
As Facebook and Twitter usage goes through the roof so does the use we make of URL shorteners. These fall into two categories, those we use ourselves to shorten a URL so we can post it on Twitter and not exceed the 140 character limit and those which social networks automatically employ every time an item is promoted outside their own systems.


The burning question here is, do these hurt your SEO? The news is good all the way here and the implications even better. According to Google’s SEO voice, Matt Cutts, using URL shorteners has absolutely no negative impact on SEO provided the URL shortener in question is functioning properly and treats the conversion as a 301 redirect.

This should alert you to one potential pitfall, if you use a chain conversion of URL shorteners (unlikely but you never know when you might be tempted to experiment) you are essentially setting up a daisy chain of 301 redirects which might present a few issues (with BING at least).

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Re: Do URL Shorteners impact your SEO?
« Reply #3 on: 04-16-2019, 22:57:33 »
Even if it is not short, better URL optimization can help your SEO!

 

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