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Search Engine Friendly URL’s and security

I was telling a buddy about SEO the other day. We got to search engine friendly URL’s and he pointed out that what I was saying could be considered a security feature. When you have the question mark, period, ampersand, and equal sign in your URL you are giving people information about your system. Hackers can try to exploit your system if they know the syntax. It won’t stop them but it might stop the stupid ones. Kind of like an alarm does not stop a good thief. I always recommend removing those symbols for SEO reasons. This just gives me another reason to convince somebody to switch to search engine friendly URL’s.

[tags]search engine friendly url, search engine, google, seo[/tags]

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  • Todd Harrison - LA Headshot Photography August 2, 2007, 6:43 am

    I think this is a way under looked point. This make you more open to attack!

  • Sujan Patel August 14, 2007, 1:24 pm

    Good point. get to two birds with one stone.

  • Auckland Restaurants Cristian January 15, 2008, 4:46 pm

    Another advantage of using friendly URLs is that by not exposing the technology used makes changing from one technology to another a lot easier and a less painful process and you can avoid the potential for broken links and lots of required redirects.