What is a permalink?


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A permalink is a permanent Internet address that refers to particular web page or blog post. It is the blend word of the term "permanent link."

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A web page is assigned a permalink in order to provide other pages with a permanent link to the page. Permalinks are useful in blogging to help with link trackbacks and to give content owners increased freedom with their blogs and posts. They are also useful as direct links or bookmarks to web pages for future reference, as they allow users to avoid accessing the home page and manually navigating to the pages in the archives. Human-readable permalinks also have their merits in search engine optimization.

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