After hours of searching for the best permalink structure for my WordPress blogs I have come to this!
It starts with category for Search Engine keywording and usability. In the middle is the post id which is an easy way for your database to recognize which post a user wants which speeds up your blog. If you just have %postname% as you permalink structure, which aspkin.com blog has, over time your blog will slow down. It takes more effort for your database to search using only youï¿½re postname instead of id or date. With more post aspkin.com will slow down. It’s already a little slow but with my cache enabled it’s doing okay. Last but not least is postname which will add keywords to your URL for use in search engines optimization!
Oh and I almost forgot! .HTML !!!!
This is a great add on which will make your pages look more static! Believe it or not search engines love static pages because they usually stay put! Your page rank will pass easier too!
Quick post for you guys and a note for any future blogs of mine!
Oh and if your wordpress blog is already established I donï¿½t recommend you change your permalink structure. Once changed any previous inbound links to specific pages will be lost, your pagerank will decrease and youï¿½ll lose indexed pages and ranking. Thatï¿½s why Iï¿½m leaving aspkin.com alone; itï¿½s too late for a change.