Are there any SEO experts here?
I would like to know if having Sorting Variables in my "Pretty URL" is problematic.
In the past, I was led to believe that "pretty URLs" are not only easier for users, but they lead to better SEO.
Here is my problem...
I have a page that lists hundreds of article summaries, and I need a way to break it up into pages and also allow users to sort.
So I created some "pretty URLs" like this...
From what others are telling me, plus some of what I read on Google, this URL design could be considered bad because it makes it look like I have all of these different webpages with nearly duplicate content.
I am programming in rel=prev, rel=next, rel=canonical but am still unsure if I should use my Pretty URLs or go back to an Ugly Query String...
Any suggestions or hands on experience with this issue and SEO?