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I'm starting a blog soon so I've been thinking about what I should take into account when choosing an URL.

Some variables I've thought about: Length, meaning, suffix, memorability, SEO. Related to these my thoughts:

  • Without considering other variables: "the shorther the better". One reason is to prevent typing errors. Although I don't think it makes a big difference unless long means really long.
  • Short URLs without meaning < longer ones with meaning. (xkcd|4| seems less memorable than codinghorror|12| or elithecomputerguy|17| )
  • If both short and long URLs provide the same meaning, again: "the shorter the better".
  • .com seems to be "the default" suffix in users' minds. I can't find a really good reason to add .com.otherSuffix if you have the chance to go just with the .com .
  • Positive/negative implications of similar words cointained in the URL. (e.g.: godeth)
  • A lot of people use a search engine to get to your page for different reasons , so the most searchable the better.

So, what characteristics of the URLs affect UX and which of them are the most relevant?

Any research on the topic would be very useful.

I'm starting a blog soon so I've been thinking about what I should take into account when choosing an URL.

Some variables I've thought about: Length, meaning, suffix, memorability, SEO. Related to these my thoughts:

  • Without considering other variables: "the shorther the better". One reason is to prevent typing errors. Although I don't think it makes a big difference unless long means really long.
  • Short URLs without meaning < longer ones with meaning. (xkcd|4| seems less memorable than codinghorror|12| or elithecomputerguy|17| )
  • If both short and long URLs provide the same meaning, again: "the shorter the better".
  • .com seems to be "the default" suffix in users' minds. I can't find a really good reason to add .com.otherSuffix if you have the chance to go just with the .com .
  • Positive/negative implications of similar words cointained in the URL. (e.g.: godeth)
  • A lot of people use a search engine to get to your page for different reasons , so the most searchable the better.

So, what characteristics of the URLs affect UX and which of them are the most relevant?

Any research on the topic would be very useful.

I'm starting a blog soon so I've been thinking about what I should take into account when choosing an URL.

Some variables I've thought about: Length, meaning, suffix, memorability, SEO. Related to these my thoughts:

  • Without considering other variables: "the shorther the better". One reason is to prevent typing errors. Although I don't think it makes a big difference unless long means really long.
  • Short URLs without meaning < longer ones with meaning. (xkcd|4| seems less memorable than codinghorror|12| or elithecomputerguy|17| )
  • If both short and long URLs provide the same meaning, again: "the shorter the better".
  • .com seems to be "the default" suffix in users' minds. I can't find a really good reason to add .com.otherSuffix if you have the chance to go just with the .com .
  • Positive/negative implications of similar words cointained in the URL. (e.g.: godeth)
  • A lot of people use a search engine to get to your page so the most searchable the better.

So, what characteristics of the URLs affect UX and which of them are the most relevant?

Any research on the topic would be very useful.

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I'm starting a blog soon so I've been thinking about what should I should take into account when choosing onean URL.

Some variables I've thought about: Length, meaning, suffix, memorability, SEO. Related to these my thoughts:

  • Without considering other variables: "the shorther the better". One reason is to prevent typing errors. Although I don't think it makes a big difference unless long means really long.
  • Short URLs without meaning < longer ones with meaning. (xkcd|4| seems less memorable than codinghorror|12| or elithecomputerguy|17| )
  • If both short and long URLs provide the same meaning, again: "the shorter the better".
  • .com seems to be "the default" suffix in users' minds. I can't find a really good reason to add .com.otherSuffix if you have the chance to go just with the .com .
  • Positive/negative implications of similar words cointained in the URL. (e.g.: godeth)
  • A lot of people use a search engine to get to your page for different reasons , so the most searchable the better.

So, what characteristics of the URLs affect UX and which of them are the most relevant?

Any research on the topic would be very useful.

I'm starting a blog soon so I've been thinking about what should I take into account when choosing one.

Some variables I've thought about: Length, meaning, suffix, memorability, SEO. Related to these my thoughts:

  • Without considering other variables: "the shorther the better". One reason is to prevent typing errors. Although I don't think it makes a big difference unless long means really long.
  • Short URLs without meaning < longer ones with meaning. (xkcd|4| seems less memorable than codinghorror|12| or elithecomputerguy|17| )
  • If both short and long URLs provide the same meaning, again: "the shorter the better".
  • .com seems to be "the default" suffix in users' minds. I can't find a really good reason to add .com.otherSuffix if you have the chance to go just with the .com .
  • Positive/negative implications of similar words cointained in the URL. (e.g.: godeth)
  • A lot of people use a search engine to get to your page for different reasons , so the most searchable the better.

So, what characteristics of the URLs affect UX and which of them are the most relevant?

Any research on the topic would be very useful.

I'm starting a blog soon so I've been thinking about what I should take into account when choosing an URL.

Some variables I've thought about: Length, meaning, suffix, memorability, SEO. Related to these my thoughts:

  • Without considering other variables: "the shorther the better". One reason is to prevent typing errors. Although I don't think it makes a big difference unless long means really long.
  • Short URLs without meaning < longer ones with meaning. (xkcd|4| seems less memorable than codinghorror|12| or elithecomputerguy|17| )
  • If both short and long URLs provide the same meaning, again: "the shorter the better".
  • .com seems to be "the default" suffix in users' minds. I can't find a really good reason to add .com.otherSuffix if you have the chance to go just with the .com .
  • Positive/negative implications of similar words cointained in the URL. (e.g.: godeth)
  • A lot of people use a search engine to get to your page for different reasons , so the most searchable the better.

So, what characteristics of the URLs affect UX and which of them are the most relevant?

Any research on the topic would be very useful.

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I'm starting a blog soon so I've been thinking about what to haveshould I take into account when choosing one.

Some variables I've thought about: Length, meaning, suffix, memorability, SEO. Related to these my thoughts:

  • Without taking into accountconsidering other variables: "the shorther the better". One reason is to prevent typing errors. Although I don't think it makes a big difference unless long means really long.
  • Short URLs without meaning < longer ones with meaning. (xkcd|4| seems less memorable than codinghorror|12| or elithecomputerguy|17| )
  • If both short and long URLs provide the same meaning, again: "the shorter the better".
  • .com seems to be "the default" suffix in users' minds. I can't find a really good reason to add .com.otherSuffix if you have the chance to go just with the .com .
  • Positive/negative implications of similar words cointained in the URL. (e.g.: godeth)
  • A lot of people use a search engine to get to your page for different reasons , so the most searchable the better.

So,  what characteristics of the URLs affect UX and which of them are the most relevant  ?

Any research on the topic would be very useful.

I'm starting a blog soon so I've been thinking about what to have into account when choosing one.

Some variables I've thought about: Length, meaning, suffix, memorability, SEO. Related to these my thoughts:

  • Without taking into account other variables: "the shorther the better". One reason is to prevent typing errors. Although I don't think it makes a big difference unless long means really long.
  • Short URLs without meaning < longer ones with meaning. (xkcd|4| seems less memorable than codinghorror|12| or elithecomputerguy|17| )
  • If both short and long URLs provide the same meaning, again: "the shorter the better".
  • .com seems to be "the default" suffix in users' minds. I can't find a really good reason to add .com.otherSuffix if you have the chance to go just with the .com .
  • Positive/negative implications of similar words cointained in the URL. (e.g.: godeth)
  • A lot of people use a search engine to get to your page for different reasons , so the most searchable the better.

So,what characteristics of the URLs affect UX and which of them are the most relevant  ?

Any research on the topic would be very useful.

I'm starting a blog soon so I've been thinking about what should I take into account when choosing one.

Some variables I've thought about: Length, meaning, suffix, memorability, SEO. Related to these my thoughts:

  • Without considering other variables: "the shorther the better". One reason is to prevent typing errors. Although I don't think it makes a big difference unless long means really long.
  • Short URLs without meaning < longer ones with meaning. (xkcd|4| seems less memorable than codinghorror|12| or elithecomputerguy|17| )
  • If both short and long URLs provide the same meaning, again: "the shorter the better".
  • .com seems to be "the default" suffix in users' minds. I can't find a really good reason to add .com.otherSuffix if you have the chance to go just with the .com .
  • Positive/negative implications of similar words cointained in the URL. (e.g.: godeth)
  • A lot of people use a search engine to get to your page for different reasons , so the most searchable the better.

So,  what characteristics of the URLs affect UX and which of them are the most relevant?

Any research on the topic would be very useful.

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