Quick Thoughts: Permalinks

05/31/2005

Just found a great post I was about to send to a friend when I realized there wasn't a permalink. The page was long with posts so I didn't forward; seemed like too much trouble to copy and past the post or even the title and then explain to scroll the page to find the post.

Why oh why are some bloggers turning permalinks off their blog posts? We've been round the block about comments on and off but I just don't get the permalink thing.

-Permalink is a powerful viral marketing tactic.
-Permalink sets each post as a unique page with the opportunity for those creepy search spiders to index. More pages more search options. More visitors. Maybe more business.

Permalinks off seems like a missed opportunity. Am I missing something here?

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Nope, that's about right. Without permalinks, old Yoda wouldn't be telling you to Blog you must for your business! in German, Spanish, French, and Italian!

Posted by: Tris Hussey on Jun 1, 2005 12:24:40 AM

no you're not.

permalinks are essential if you want people to link to you. If a site doesn't have them I rarely link up.

Posted by: Darren Rowse on Jun 1, 2005 3:45:55 AM

I linked to this post on my blog and got a comment that many people turn off their trackbacks to avoid trackback spam.

Fair enough - but doesn't it make more sense to just get your hands dirty and manage the spam, rather than shoot your own publicity efforts in the foot?

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