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Odd Question Regarding URL

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ja1myn, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    I have a client who is not taking my advice. So I'm wondering if my solution would make sense or if it's just pointless.

    Basically, the site has three main categories. Normally, a website would be structured like this:

    www.site.com/category
    www.site.com/category2
    www.site.com/category3

    My client is insisting on having these pages set up like this:

    www.site.com/category/keyword
    www.site.com/category2/keyword
    www.site.com/category3/keyword

    It's pointless.

    The /category pages don't even have content on them. They think having a keyword after the category URL is going to help them.

    My thought is since the /category URLs don't even serve a purpose, would it make sense to noindex them? If so, how does that effect how link juice from links built to the /category/keyword page travels?

    Any input would be much appreciated.
     
  2. ija61

    ija61 Senior Member

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    My suggestion will be to use /category-keyword

    It will make more sense.
     
  3. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    Yep I suggest that option but they are stuck on having /category/keyword. It's basically their developer trying to give SEO advice and for whatever reason they chose to go with his instead of mine. Even though they hired me specifically for SEO consultation but whatever lol.
     
  4. miedy

    miedy Senior Member

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    If you have already expressed your advice and his not taking it. Well, just do what he says. He's your client. I don't think ranking matters that way. I have mine site.com/word/word/main... "/word/word/" has no content just a blank index... its indexed and I'm ranking. Hope that helps :)
     
  5. Hawkster

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    I would just do as they ask, if they are not taking in what your saying then just complete job they want doing and get out of there.
     
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    gh0st_0 Senior Member

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    well just do as they ask.... why do you care lol :)
     
  7. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    I care because it makes absolutely no sense and I don't want to noindex the /category pages if that will have a negative impact on pages that are built off it like /category/keyword.
     
  8. scoobyrobert

    scoobyrobert Junior Member

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    Unfortunately all you can do is what he wants. After all its his site.
     
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    Aske_senteria Junior Member

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    maxedgames Regular Member

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    I can't see this necessarily having a 'negative' effect on SEO, yeah it's not going to help, but I would just be doing what they insist, it's not worth loosing a client over.
     
  11. infoking1

    infoking1 Junior Member

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    I don't think its a big issue just go with client.
     
  12. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    Thanks everyone for the input!