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Jabob Nielsen in his article URL as UI from 1999 highlights the importance of human-friendly and hackable URLs. Updates from 2005 and 2007 mentioning eye-tracking studies suggesting that people pay attention to URL. Another article by NNGroup, Navigation: You Are Here states that: Well-chosen, human-readable web addresses are important to sharing, ...


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The results in the study linked in the updates to that NNGroup article on URLs are limited to users viewing links on a web search results page with the intent to click one of the links to visit that webpage. Clearly, investigating suggested webpages could and does involve inspecting the URLs of said pages for many users. The study linked, however, provides ...


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