I'm sure you'll all love this update19 - now you can build communities with SEO-friendly URLs. 🚀
Hello, the only thing that is not allowing me to start building communities with Tribe is that the URLs are not SEO friendly at all and that's an extremely important feature that I find it very bizarre and unacceptable that Tribe still didn't deploy it till now! How can any community strive with posts links looking like chicken scratches?! How Google or any other search engine bots will ever bother to decipher those type of links to index them and rank them!? This is extremely important feature and unless you release it asap I don't see myself building any community on Tribe in the foreseeable future.
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Heyo, I'm an SEO not part of Tribe so take what I say with a grain of salt. I'm not sure why Tribe decided to use a unique ID in the URL but you might consider not worry about it. Having a vibrant community with useful posts will help your SEO far more than the URL.
Google will 100% be able to decipher the content and use all of the posts in search results. Google's URL guidelines are for making them "intelligible to humans" https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/76329?hl=en7
In this instance we're not talking about a blog post or landing page we're talking about highly specific community content. If the title and content show up in Google search results it's safe to assume that it matches the search query and will get a good click through rate no matter the URL.
Don't believe me? Look at how Google does its URL structure in the link above and this example of how Google Groups handles URLs: