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No, you can use longer URLs, but try to keep them short

Google might pick a shorter URL over longer one in certain cases

 
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Are URLs case sensitive ? Yes, search engines can understand the difference

 
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use `rel = canonical` where applicable
 
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I don’t understand SEO but for humans yes 100% unless the user decides to bookmark the site.
 
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It depends on the name too. I made my forum URL to be 2 words that can be easy to remember. If it's too short, they don't even form words anymore. But since most people bookmark websites, it doesn't really matter the length. Now from SEO's standpoint, I can see that it may be indexed better.
 
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I would say, within reason, shorter URLs are better. I guess it depends on how you want to brand your site, though. For some sites, a slightly longer URL may be warranted.
 
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When I think about the websites I use regularly like google, amazon, ebay, facebook, linkedin - I believe there is definitely an advantage to having a short URL.
 
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There needs to be a balance between the length and the URL content. Something too long stuffed with keywords are going to take a hit. That is one reason we should not try anything like grey hat SEO and depend on those who use it.

Content based URLs have a purpose. But they were badly misused.
 
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Learning SEO is a lot. It is hard to learn but definitely worth it.
 

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