For any webmaster or even just user of the internet, one major no-no is messy URLs. The latest version of Google Chrome looks to help finally do something about this. If the link is deemed to be too ‘messy’ then it will be cleaned up for easier, safer and more comfortable clicking on behalf of the user.
A large, unclean URL is a major put-off for some people. With a cleaner URL, a page instantly becomes more enjoyable to visit and more likely to be clicked upon by people who are not particularly tech-friendly. The new Chrome URL Shortener is a fine choice of add-on, and will help to remove an anchor tags that stops a page loading at a specific point.
That means that a lot of the extra bulk we see in a URL can be cut off, making it far more attractive to actually click on. This is going to be much easier then to present people with a link, rather than worrying that they will be put off by the messy nature of the original. This can lead to a huge improvement in the way that you work, and how your content is received by others.
It’s also going to help reduce the appearance of referral notes and various other factors. Now, if you are sharing a link with others, you should not feel that uncertainty that they might be put off by the sheer size and length of the URL.
While it does not bother some people, others find it to be obstructive and off-putting. If you would like to help boost the numbers of people who are clicking on your links, then use Google Chrome’s URL Shortener and enjoy cleaner links that people might want to click on.
Source: Search Engine Journal
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