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Fixing Permalinks and Credit links

Nick Finck

August 20, 2004 at 9:53 PM

Thomas Vandar Wal has posted an excellent blog entry entitled "Fixing Permalink to Mean Something" which sparked my interest. In it he describes how his site uses permalinks and what he did to help aid the findability of the information that shows up via searching Google and other methods. I think we can take this a step further. For example, for a long time Digital Web Magazine has always given credit to blogs and sites in which we find some of our news bits, well, if you have been watching closely you will notice that we no longer link to that blogs home page, instead we are linking directly to the specific post in which we found the information. This way when someone Googles for something and gets one of Digital Web Magazine's blog posts and if we found it online, they will be able to locate the source of that information without having to search the sources site for it. A simple solution for a issue we all have to deal with from time to time.

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