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(Entry was posted by Patty Mantaloons on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, November 2, 2017).

Avoiding spammy URLs

Looking for feedback on URL and H1 for an `Ask the Expert` column. Not so much from an SEO standpoint, but overall usability/branding angle. I have several Q & As on the page on various finance-related topics, with the Heading as `Ask the Expert: Topic 1, Topic 2, Topic 3, Topic 4, and more.` The URL is /ask-expert/topic1-topic2-topic-3-topic4-more/ Looks a bit spammy in the URL to me. Am I being paranoid? Should I just go with /ask-expert/14/ in the URL?
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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Steve Gerencser: To be safe I would go with something like post=?233452
  • Michael Stricker: The URLs importance will be dwarfed by query deserves freshness, the entity`s demonstrated authority, and crawlable on-page content (even to the extent of on-page transcription and video sitemap). H2 the hell out of those additional topics and spend the effort on some PR / HARO / roundups and ego-bait for guests. : )
  • Patty Mantaloons: Normally on a multi topic page like that I definitely have H2, but in this case the questions are all in the form of block quotes about a sentence long each, with answers in paragraphs only
  • Patty Mantaloons: PR strategy cued up for when we have a few more columns in the series.
  • Jim Munro: Hi Patty Mantaloons, your question was discussed by the Panel during Dumb SEO Questions HOA 249. Watch it on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg_JPz2g1_g&t=6m55s Select Individual questions on our site: https://dumbseoquestions.com/seo_dumb_seo_questions_249 Help us by offering a review: https://www.google.com/search?q=Dumb%20SEO%20Questions&ludocid=1541347987741926815#lrd=0x0:0x1563f7d4149ee59f, +1 Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCC5ZteEQigCzE-SZkbTMnQ?sub_confirmation=1 Follow us for questions from the Vault: https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=Jim_Munro
  • Patty Mantaloons: /me watches
  • Jim Munro: We had a glitch in our software and haven`t had time to fix it until now. I am just catching up on the clerical. :)

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, November 2, 2017).

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