Thursday, December 22, 2011
Should You Use Hashtags in URLs?
by Alyssa Ast
Although hastags in URLs don't generally serve any purpose, there are times they can be beneficial. For example, if you have duplicate URLs for content or website pages, a hashtag will e beneficial.
If your URLs are htttp://www.alyssaast.com/services, one could be changed to http://www.alyssast.com/services#prices
This would take care of the duplicate URL and will help with indexing both pages.
Does it hurt to use hashtags? Not necessarily. You can use them if you wish and won't be penalized; however, don't expect drastic results if you do use them.
Do you use hashtags in URLS? What has your experience been like with the use of them?