Cleaning the URLs
As you probably noticed, URLs of the default Drupal installation look like http://www.symbianexample.com/?q=node/10. Not a big problem for search engines, but you can easily clean the URLs more to chage them into http://www.symbianexample.com/node/10.
1. Make sure that your site is hosted on Apache web server and your hoster enabled the mod_rewrite module. It is true for virtually all the cheap hosters (including my hoster). If you are not sure, ask your web-site support. It is a very simple and frequent question - they should be able to answer within 5 minutes.
2. If you installed your site in a domain subdirectry, i.e. it is visible like www.somedomain.com/yoursite, Edit the .htaccess file in the root directory of your Drupal installation.
Uncomment "#RewriteBase /drupal" line by changing it into "RewriteBase /yoursite"
3. Go to your site's administer->settings and enable the "Clean URLs" option
Voila, if everything is ok, from now on you should see clean urls in the address bar, without any "?q="
I also enabled adding posting for the anonymous users, so you don't need to have an account to test the Drupal features. Come and try posting with the clean URLs yourself