Monday 3 September 2012

Why using permalinks is a good idea

When you are doing a post in Blogger, there are post settings on the right.  A relatively new one is called "permalink".  You have a choice of automatic or custom permalinks.  If you go automatic the name for your post will be made up out of your title.

But I think it is better to use custom permalinks so that you have more flexibility about what you put in the title - and you can use the important keywords for the post in the custom permalink.

In a custom permalink you can't use spaces or any punctuation except a dash.

Before you get carried away, and decide to do new custom permalinks for your old posts - don't if there is any possibility that they are linked to other sites/posts - if you change to a custom permalink you will break all those links.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tip, I had no idea you could do custom permalinks!


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