Does the position of keywords in the URL affect ranking?

Google’s Matt Cutts On Keywords In The URL

Source >> (Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land’s News Editor): Google’s Matt Cutts posted a recent video answering a question about the position of the keywords in the URL. The question asked, does the order of the words in the URL make an impact on one’s ranking at Google? Matt Cutts said one should not obsess about the order of the words but he said keywords in the URL “does help a little bit.”

I asked Matt if this means we should go back to our existing sites and change URLs without keywords to have keywords in them. Matt told me, “If you’ve got an existing solution that works for you, it’s not really worth going back to change your urls. It may worth considering when you’re doing a new site.”

I then asked Matt if all new sites should make sure to have keywords in the URL. Matt answered, “It makes sense if a) it’s easy for you to do in your content management system, and b) the keywords are useful and descriptive–definitely don’t overdo it.”

Here is the video, it is worth watching:

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