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#101008 (In Topic #19813)

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To use or not to use

I've been reading what post I can find concerning using Short URLs and am wondering the advantages and disadvantages of using this option. I've enabled it on my site and there seems to be a small performance hit and my pages  seem to load a bit slower. What made me take a look at this option was looking at the report at Google's webmaster tools and there seemed to be a bunch of errors there that seem to be url related. So, what is the general thought on this?
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I'm not sure about the speed issue but having Short URLs makes a big difference to the SEO of your site as it's another key indicator google users to understand what the page is about. I use short URL's on my sites and i've not seen any issues reported in Webmaster tools

Just Jarv
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