SEO

Jun 14, 2007 at 5:31 PM
Edited Jun 14, 2007 at 5:40 PM
I think what should be most important is solving SEO issues with the URL. Wordpress is so popular because Google loves it so much. Look at their URLS. When properly configured, it looks like:

domain/category/post-title/

or

blog.com/seo/name-your-post/

Currently, your URL's look like:

blog.com/post/name-your-post.aspx

And when you click the permalink link, it looks like:

post.aspx?id=c3b491e5-59ac-4f6a-81e5-27e971b903ed

Google could index that (even with nofollow) and count it as duplicate content which harms your site!

It may seem a minor point, but it is a BIG deal. If you can keep your blog engine as lean as it is and solve this problem using some kind of re-writing engine, you would single handedly leap-frog Dasblog, CS and Subtext as THE .NET blog engine.
Coordinator
Jun 15, 2007 at 12:30 AM
permalinks will be 301 redirected to the main url for the next release
Jun 15, 2007 at 12:54 AM
Edited Jun 15, 2007 at 12:55 AM
You may start calling me mister option soon ;)
Do you think we could choose how the url should look ?
I understand that we are certainely do not want to rewrite yet another wordpress clone. Also I understand that using a guid is the easiest solution...
But I find a guid so frightening... http://www.ddd.com/2007/06/13/heres-the-beast.aspx will ensure something pretty unique and also with such a scheme we can get two very nice informations that would be the date of the post and a small idea of what it will contain. something like post.aspx?id=c3b491e5-59ac-4f6a-81e5-27e971b903ed tells me nothing...
Jun 15, 2007 at 8:55 PM
A good article on the subject:

http://www.codeproject.com/aspnet/urlrewrite.asp

More indepth article:

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms972974.aspx