URL Character Counting - Where to start counting?

by Matt   Last Updated October 13, 2019 19:04 PM

I'm rewriting URLs for a website, I know it could affect SEO, but I've no choice but to rewrite them, and 301 redirect the old ones to their new URLs. I want to try to keep the new URLs short and to the point.

When I'm counting the total number of characters in a URL, I shouldn't include the protocol https:// in my character count, right? Should include every character including dots, hyphens, slashes etc, after the initial https:// or something else? I'm assuming I count characters like I'll show in an example below, but want to check, please.

example.com/product/shoes

Would count as a total of 25 characters, right?



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