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Best way to setup URL?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by rebel.man, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. rebel.man

    rebel.man Newbie

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    I was just wondering what the best way to setup my url would be. Lets say I'm writing a tutorial site on cabinet installation. Which of the following URL's would be the best for SEO?

    Lets say my keyword is "install cabinet ashford" where "ashford is just the brand of cabinet that I would be targeting. However I may have tutorials on other cabinet makers

    domain/tutorials/cabinet/install-ashford
    domain/tutorials/install-cabinet-ashford
    domian/tutorials/ashford/install-cabinet

    Is it better to go straight from the domain?

    domain/install-cabinet-ashford
    domain/ashford/install-cabinet
     
  2. zer07

    zer07 Newbie

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    I'd go: domain/ashford/install-cabinet

    aslong as: domain/ashford/ is a page and contains general ashford information. This way this page can link off to other ashford things like:

    domain/ashford/buying-cabinets
    domain/ashford/selling-cabinets
    domain/ashford/blah-cabinets

    Personal preference and very content dependent. Think ahead to where the site might expand before you decide on your url structure or you may find ourself 301ing old URL's when your site expands and the structure isn't suitable anymore. And this will lose a little bit of rank and be alot of effort.
     
  3. rebel.man

    rebel.man Newbie

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    Ya, thats my biggest concern. I've been doing some testing some SEO stuff and realized I want to change the structure moving forward, so now I'm going to have to redirect old URL's. It's not a big deal, only a few articles, but want to make sure moving forward things are properly set.

    I think that's a good idea. Also I'm assuming have two url's on your site point to the same page is a bad idea. In cases like /domain/ashford, I used to just default them to the first tutorial, so for domain/ashford/buying-cabinets for instance.

    I'll put up a landing page/table of contents from now on.

    Thanks!