The # In Your URL: What It Means & Why You Should Care
December 26, 2016
You have probably seen it in hundreds or thousands of URL’s but never considered its significance. That little # actually does quite a lot on a web page. It can have a huge impact on the way content is displayed and it can also have a huge impact on the site’s footprint in the search results page.
The URL Fragment Identifier
Commonly known as the URL Fragment Identifier, the # was originally used like a bookmark for a specific element on a webpage. When triggered in the URL, the page would load on the specific content associated with the #.
An Important Note About The #
If you or your web developers are considering creating some or all of your website using AJAX, it would be wise to consult with an SEO professional to discuss your goals for the website and how your team plans to use AJAX on your website. Its use could have serious impact on the site’s ability to rank for desired keywords.