How can i create a seo friendly dash-delimited url from a string?

by dustin.green , in category: SEO , 8 months ago

How can i create a seo friendly dash-delimited url from a string?

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by jose_gulgowski , 8 months ago

@dustin.green 

To create an SEO friendly dash-delimited URL from a string, you can follow these steps:

  1. Remove any special characters or symbols from the string: Use regular expressions or character replacement functions to remove any characters that are not alphabets, numbers, or dashes.
  2. Convert the string to lowercase: Convert all the characters in the string to lowercase to maintain consistency and avoid duplicate URLs due to case-sensitivity.
  3. Replace spaces with dashes: Replace any spaces in the string with dashes to create a dash-delimited URL.
  4. Remove consecutive dashes: If there are multiple consecutive dashes due to the previous steps, remove them and keep only one dash.


Here is an example implementation in Python:

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import re

def create_dash_delimited_url(string):
    # Remove special characters and symbols
    string = re.sub(r'[^a-zA-Z0-9s-]', '', string)

    # Convert to lowercase
    string = string.lower()

    # Replace spaces with dashes
    string = re.sub(r's+', '-', string)

    # Remove consecutive dashes
    string = re.sub(r'-+', '-', string)

    return string


Usage:

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title = "How can I Create an SEO Friendly Dash-Delimited URL from a String?"
url = create_dash_delimited_url(title)
print(url)  # Output: how-can-i-create-an-seo-friendly-dash-delimited-url-from-a-string


The resulting URL will be SEO friendly as it contains relevant keywords, is well-formatted, and easy to read and understand.