Continuing the discussion from RFC: Allow uriSegment to be empty for default presets:
I just didn’t want to pollute that thread with SEO discussions, so let’s move it here.
A few thoughts:
- Argument 2) (ability to add dimensions to existing site without breaking links) is way more important than SEO, at least for me, so that alone should be enough.
- SEO-wise, urls work similar to other text signals like title: the longer the url, the less density of keywords you get. A lot of respectable sites tell the same story:
“Keyword effectiveness in URLs decreases as URL length and keyword position increases” https://d1avok0lzls2w.cloudfront.net/img_uploads/anatomy-of-a-url.jpg
"#11: Fewer folders is generally better" https://moz.com/blog/15-seo-best-practices-for-structuring-urls
- On websites with majority of website users coming from one country, language serment in url may seem a little surprising and weird.
- Customer may have formal requirements enforced by business