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Replacing URL with automatically with anchor text - how does it help?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by TheBigK, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

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  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It'll get keywords into your site; but personally I don't see the benefit.
  3. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    I think it improves readability as well. But any other advantages apart from the obvious ones? Say SEO wise?
  4. Khaleal

    Khaleal Active Member

    This will benefit the owner of the link not the owner of the forum. The only benefit the forum owner can get is making URLs user-friendly.
  5. Code Monkey

    Code Monkey Well-Known Member

    It makes the posts on your forum look so much better than some long url. Some of which can get quite wrong. I do miss that feature.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I hate.

    If I want to make the URL pretty, I am perfectly capable of doing so myself.
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  7. Code Monkey

    Code Monkey Well-Known Member

    Yes but most members won't so it's nice to have the option to get it done yourself for everyone else.
  8. Eoj Nawoh

    Eoj Nawoh Active Member

    I personally like to know the links I'm going to, so not too a big fan of anchor text.

    And while I can also hover over the link, my site deals with a lot of item trading and money trading across various games and some of these kids will just click without noticing it's a phishing site or etc.

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