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#1 2019-12-03 12:24:39

gaekwad
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RFC: yet another article URL format - append/prepend ID to title

I’m doing some research into AI in telcos, particularly in chatbots, provisioning, network design and scaling. Part of this research involves a lot of reading of white papers, predictions, trends, blog posts, etc. Loooooots of reading.

I’ve cherry-picked some URLs that appear to have their CMS article ID appended or prepended to the article title, effectively removing the chance of a duplicate URL. The content isn’t overly important (unless you’re into this stuff, of course), but note the following URL formats:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/chatbot-market-reach-usd-10-160542732.html
https://threatpost.com/ai-mandatory-5g-security/145198/
https://www.business2community.com/marketing/5-marketing-trends-that-will-shape-the-telecom-industry-in-2020-02244179
https://www.cioapplicationseurope.com/cxoinsights/artificial-intelligence-and-big-data-in-the-telecoms-industry-nid-1383.html
https://www.fircroft.com/blogs/the-top-trends-transforming-the-telecoms-industry-76891342103
https://www.telecomtv.com/content/ai-ml/worldwide-spending-on-ai-systems-will-be-nearly-98-billion-in-2023-according-toidc-36217/
https://www.vanillaplus.com/2019/03/29/46013-artificial-intelligence-receiving-huge-kubernetes-boost/

Clearly a lot of these sites have a lot more articles than a typical Textpattern instance, and others might have some non-sequential article identifier, but is there scope for an article URL format where the ID is in the URL slug? Might be just me, of course…

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#2 2019-12-03 13:24:14

michaelkpate
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Re: RFC: yet another article URL format - append/prepend ID to title

Google News used to have a 3-digit rule.

Google News has always required Google News publishers to have three-digits in their URLs to ensure their content gets indexed and ranked by Google News. The exception to the rule were those publishers who implemented News Sitemap indexing. But now, even without a Google News Sitemap, you no longer need to have three-digits in the URL structure of your Google News publisher site. – Google News Publishers No Longer Require Three-Digit Numbers In URLs

I think that was actually at least 3 digits. But it went away in 2015. For sites that implemented it though, there was no reason to change.

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#3 2019-12-03 14:17:01

etc
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Re: RFC: yet another article URL format - append/prepend ID to title

It rather looks (save for threatpost.com links) like custom url_title plugins area.

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#4 2019-12-03 16:07:38

gaekwad
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Re: RFC: yet another article URL format - append/prepend ID to title

etc wrote #320354:

It rather looks (save for threatpost.com links) like custom url_title plugins area.

Good point, well made. Case closed!

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