Including Article Category in the URL for Improved SEO

We have a quick tip for our customers looking to improve their website’s SEO performance.

By default, our websites URLs are structured with just the article title included as follows:

Many customers have noticed better SEO performance by including the category in the URL structure as well.

This is easily accomplished by marking one checkbox on our settings page.

  1. From your WordPress Dashboard, look for the link titled OHT Settings.
  2. Just a few options down the page, find the checkbox that reads: “Articles’ category in permalink.”
  3. Place a check in this box and save your settings to update the URL structure.

The new URL structure will be:

The change should result in search engines picking up your article more frequently if it is placed in a relevant category.

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