Bulk URL Slug Converter

Updating URLs in bulk can drive organic traffic to your website. Using our tool, digital professionals can convert keywords into a slug format that is optimised for SEO-friendly URLs.

The following table shows a sample of regular text and the suitable converted slug text. The converted text is lowercase, spaces are converted into hyphens and special characters have been removed.

Regular Text
Converted Slug Text
Slugs Do Not Have Shells, Making Them Different From Snails.
slugs-do-not-have-shells-making-them-different-from-snails
Slugs Have Both Male And Female Reproductive Organs.
slugs-have-both-male-and-female-reproductive-organs
Slugs Move At A Top Speed Of 0.18 Miles Per Hour.
slugs-move-at-a-top-speed-of-018-miles-per-hour
Slugs Can Lay As Many As 500 Eggs Per Year!
slugs-can-lay-as-many-as-500-eggs-per-year
Slugs Are Invertebrates As They Have No Bones At All.
slugs-are-invertebrates-as-they-have-no-bones-at-all

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What can you do with the URL Slug Converter Tool?

Digital professionals such as SEO or PPC specialists can convert regular text into a slug format that is suitable for a website’s URL. The tool will replace spaces with hyphens, make the slug lowercase and remove any special characters.

Using our tool, digital professionals can convert keywords into a slug format that is optimised for SEO-friendly URLs and drives organic traffic to your website.

The tool allows a new slug to be added on a new line, which allows URLs to be updated in bulk.

Our tool is bi-directional, meaning you can convert a slug into regular text. The converted regular text replaces dashes with spaces and uses the initial capital casing.

Web developers have the option to convert spaces into underscores, rather than dashes. This can be useful if it is a requirement of a specific programming language such as PHP, Ruby or Python.

What is a URL?

The URL is the web address of a website and allows users to find the website more easily – another name for a URL is permalink.

An example URL could be https://example-website.com/name-of-the-page.

The name of the website can be identified in the URL using the domain name. In the example URL above, the domain name would be “example-website.com”.

What is a URL slug?

The URL slug is the part of the URL that allows browsers and users to identify a specific page of a website.

Whilst the URL is the full link, the slug is the smaller part that identifies a specific page.

For example, a URL could be https://example-website.com/name-of-the-page and the slug would be “name-of-the-page”.

Why is the URL slug important for SEO?

Along with the page title and page description, the slug is utilised by users when selecting a webpage in search engine result pages.

It helps the user identify the page’s purpose, which helps the user decide if the page can help them accomplish a specific task.

How do you optimise a URL slug for SEO?

To achieve positive SEO results, the slug should be short, easy to read and contain the suitable keyword. The slug should be lowercase, have spaces converted into hyphens and special characters should be removed.

The chosen keyword should indicate the purpose of the page, which encourages users to click the link.