[Express] page names and file names

Hi

When I first started using Freeway some years ago I didn’t realise that the file names were limited to 16 characters.

This created some strange file names on my first website e.g. if my page had been called “This is my fantastic website” the file woud be called: thisismyfantasti.html

So my questions are:

  1. How much of a difference does it make to the search engines? (It is doing very well as it is but obviously I would like it to do better).

  2. Would you create a new page, change the file names to something shorter and more relevant and put a timed redirect on the old page or would you just leave them as they are.

Thanks for any advice.

Pauline


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Hi Pauline,

Long filenames are now supported in Freeway. Go into the Inspector and
change them to whatever you want them to be.

Hope this helps,

Joe

On 19 Aug 2009, at 18:55, Granny wrote:

Hi

When I first started using Freeway some years ago I didn’t realise
that the file names were limited to 16 characters.

This created some strange file names on my first website e.g. if my
page had been called “This is my fantastic website” the file woud be
called: thisismyfantasti.html

So my questions are:

  1. How much of a difference does it make to the search engines? (It
    is doing very well as it is but obviously I would like it to do
    better).

  2. Would you create a new page, change the file names to something
    shorter and more relevant and put a timed redirect on the old page
    or would you just leave them as they are.

Thanks for any advice.

Pauline


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Yes it does thank you.

It automatically shortens to 16 characters when you type in the page name but I hadn’t realised if you then re type the file to what you want it allows a longer title.

Thank you,
Pauline


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