URL: Over 115 Characters

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Over 115 Characters

URLs that are more than 115 characters in length. This is generally not an issue, however research has shown that users prefer shorter, concise URL strings.

How to Analyse in the SEO Spider

View URLs with this issue in the URL tab and ‘Over 115 Characters’ filter, and export all URLs using the ‘Export’ button. Use the lower ‘Inlinks’ tab to view pages that link to them.

What Triggers This Issue

This issue is triggered when a URL exceeds 115 characters in length. For example:

How To Fix

Where possible use logical and concise URLs for users and search engines.

However, changing URLs is a big decision, and often it’s not worth changing them for SEO purposes alone.

If URLs are changed, then appropriate 301 redirects must be implemented.

Further Reading

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