01 Jun 09
13 Oct 09 8:37 am
Static URLs and static websites do not refer to the same thing and dynamic sites (such as blogs) is similarly not what is being referred to when dynamic URLs is mentioned. A URL points to a webpage; it is the address of the webpage. It's like the physical address for your house. The address and the house are not really the same thing because the address merely says where your house is. A dynamic site can have a static URL assigned to it and vice versa. What the passage from the webmaster central blog means is that a static URL, like http://www.affilorama.com/about-us
, is user-friendly (because just by looking at the URL, you already have an idea of what will come up when you go to it) while a dynamic URL, like http://mydomain.com/?pageid=3456
, is not so user-friendly. Having an idea of what will come up encourages users to click on a hyperlink, hence the advantage in terms of clickthrough rates.