Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Facebook Makes Search Engine Friendly Note URLs

Maybe they’ve been doing this for awhile, but it’s the first time I noticed
it.

href="http://www.facebook.com/notes/navarr-barnier/she-knows-my-best-and-my-worst/222268802110">facebook.com/notes/navarr-barnier/she-knows-my-best-and-my-worst/222268802110


Notice how it has my name, the note title, and then the ID at the end?  By the way, that
ID is the only thing Facebook cares about in the entire URL.  This exact same link works and points
to the exact same note:

href="http://www.facebook.com/notes/good-day-sir/i-am-a-homosexual/222268802110">facebook.com/notes/good-day-sir/i-am-a-homosexual/222268802110


Just thought it was interesting, and I hadn’t seen it mentioned anywhere before.  So I
thought I’d take a moment to point it out.  It’s probably good information for brands who are
trying to get their Facebook Pages indexed by Google, they can customize the URL to their notes however they
want to when they link to them from their websites (If any brand in the entire world does this, anyway).