SEO rankings with URL’s
Hi, I have a question regarding SEO rankings with URL’s. My understanding is URL’s have minimal influence on rankings on Google, correct? I have sites with hundreds of articles and while they’re organized in-site for viewer navigation, they aren’t in their URL’s. Which means, all my URL’s are like this:
However, if I were to implement categories for all my articles, would it help my rankings? Or hurt them (shorter URL’s generally do better than longer ones)? For example, I can do this:
Which of the two URL’s will be better for SEO rankings purely from Google’s POV? Or there will be no difference? Thanks!