Are Long Urls Viewed As Spam By Google?

Leaked Google guidelines have some web site owners upset.

There is a lot that we could discuss in this but I’d love to ask your opinions on the section on long urls. The document says that a url with a long string of keywords separated by hyphens is considered to be a signal for spam. So, how long do you think is too long?

Should you be concerned?

If that were true, my blog would be slammed.

Is it a bunch of hoopla?

People are now officially reading too much into the document. This manual is NOT a guide to the ranking algorithms. It is used by quality raters to provide feedback and guidance to the Google engineers on the quality of the listings in the search results.

What do you think? Discussion: Long URLS Are Spam

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