When you install the WordPress it’s not SEO (Search Engine Optimization) friendly by default, but WordPress gives you the best customization options for the URL. So here I want to show you how to make SEO friendly URL in WordPress.
Why SEO Friendly URL is important?
Google gives more importance to the URL of a website for indexing and SEO purpose. So when you have an SEO friendly URL structure, you have a chance to get higher page rank in search engines like Google, Yahoo!, Bing etc.
WordPress by default URL: http://modernwpthemes.com/?p=123
If your site URL looks like the above, so it’s not SEO friendly URL and search engine will not give importance to it.
SEO Friendly URL: http://modernwpthemes.com/how-to-make-seo-friendly-url-in-wordpress/
This one is the SEO friendly URL, it will show your post title in a URL and it will help your visitors and search engine to know what your article is.
Steps to Make SEO friendly URL in WordPress:
Step 1: Open the Permalink Settings Page
Firstly you need to login in your WordPress dashboard, then you have to open the permalink settings page under the WordPress admin panel settings tab.
Step 2: Select the URL Structure
Here you can see different URL customization options, but you have to select the post-name URL structure option, which we want and then save the changes, your URL will be SEO friendly now. When you will make a change in Permalink settings, it will automatically update in .htcaccess file. I advise you to make SEO friendly URL before you can launch your website or blog.
I hope you enjoyed this post and it will help you as a basic SEO purpose.