How to handle #(hash) character in seo friendly url?

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by mabelle , in category: SEO , 4 months ago

How to handle #(hash) character in seo friendly url?

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by aniyah , 4 months ago

@mabelle 

To handle the #(hash) character in SEO-friendly URLs, you can follow these steps:

  1. Understand the purpose of the #(hash) character: In URLs, the #(hash) character is used to indicate anchor links within a page. It is not recognized by search engines as part of the URL itself, and therefore does not impact SEO directly.
  2. Avoid using #(hash) character in the main URL structure: It is generally recommended to avoid using the #(hash) character in the main URL structure, especially if it serves as a dynamic parameter or fragment identifier. Instead, structure your URLs in a way that focuses on meaningful keywords and descriptive text.
  3. Use proper URL encoding: If you need to include a #(hash) character in a URL, you should encode it using percent-encoding. Replace #(hash) with %23. For example, if your URL is example.com/#page1, it should be encoded as example.com/%23page1.
  4. Consider using alternative ways to present the content: If the #(hash) character is used to navigate within a single-page application (SPA), you can adopt a dynamic URL system that uses JavaScript to update the content without changing the URL, or use pushState or history API to modify the URL without the #(hash) character. This can help improve the readability and SEO-friendliness of the URL.
  5. Establish proper internal linking: To make sure search engines properly index your content, ensure that internal links do not solely rely on anchor links with #(hash) characters. Instead, use descriptive anchor text and establish clear navigation paths throughout your website.


By following these guidelines, you can handle the #(hash) character in SEO-friendly URLs effectively.