Most of the time, a blogger when starts with a self-hosted WordPress blog, he forgets about changing WordPress permalinks. And at the later stage, to change WordPress permalink, we have to do many things to make sure permalink change is 301 redirection.
WordPress is search engine friendly Blogging platform but when it comes to the permalink, default permalink is ugly and doesn’t add value to overall blog SEO.
- For example wpsutra.com/?p=123 (Default and Ugly)
- wpsutra.com/free-wordpress-blog-set-up (Pretty and SEO friendly)
Needless to say, a search engine friendly permalink will be helpful to increase your search engine traffic. If you just installed WordPress, you can simply change your WordPress permalink to anything: