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Editing a question title does not change SEO URL if I only append text to the title

asked 2012-06-24 15:00:36 -0500

todofixthis gravatar image

updated 2012-06-24 15:06:52 -0500

I posted a question on my hosted site a couple of weeks ago, initially entitled New Requirements for Panama Permanent Residency.

To improve SEO a bit, I added some keywords to the title and renamed it to "New Requirements for Panama Permanent Residency under Executive Decree 343".

However, I notice that the SEO URL did not get updated:

http://expats.askbot.com/question/69/new-requirements-for-panama-permanent-residency/

The updated title should be:

http://expats.askbot.com/question/69/new-requirements-for-panama-permanent-residency-under-executive-decree-343/

EDIT: I did some test edits on this question to try to nail down the behavior. It looks like if I edit the text in the title, the SEO URL is updated, but if I only append text to the title, the SEO URL is unaffected.

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Sorry about all the links; I thought formatting a URL as code using backticks would prevent the Markdown parser from rendering them as links. Didn't mean to spam links to my site all over the post!

todofixthis gravatar imagetodofixthis ( 2012-06-24 15:01:33 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-06-24 17:20:02 -0500

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By default "slug" part of the URL is limited by 50 characters or a bit less, depending on the word breakdown.

In the next release we'll make the limit 150 chars without making the solution a lot more complex, should be OK for most purposes.

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