Question about Permalink Setting for Authority Site

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  1. salo123

    salo123 Junior Member

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    Hi,
    I am planning my first authority site. I will silo the site with customs menus.
    But one thing is not so clear:
    I checked the main authority sites in my niche. Most of them have the following Permalink Structure:

    website.com/main-category/sub-category/sub-sub-category/postname

    But the main authority site, ranking for the killer keywords has the following structure:

    website.com/main-category/postname

    Even the posts are just available in the subcategories the permalink is like that.

    How I can get this custom structure?

    Sorry when this is a stupid question, but I have never seen structure like that.
     
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    it is about css setting
     
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    css settings, ok tell me more
     
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    dennyfar Regular Member

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    Sir...I thought you better hire a professional.

    Am I right?
     
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    MrshunE Power Member

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    After looking tons of amazon authority sites, I notice that they mostly use this permalink structure - domain.com/post-name
     
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    dennyfar Regular Member

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    But I thought not too impact to search engine results.
    there are some many using this structure.. domain.com/p=?.....
    also have good ranking if they do optimized content and seo offpage.

    and what about this popular one -> mashable.com
    their structure domain.com/yearyear/moonmoon/dayday/blah-blah-blah-and-blah
     
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    thanks, but any idea how i can set the structure to:
    website.com/main-category/postname
     
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    dennyfar Regular Member

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    you login to your wordpress dashboard, Settings -> Permalinks.
    then you choose: Custom Structure.

    and you change /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/

    into

    /%category%/%postname%/

    If you finish, tell me if it is work or no.
     
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    No, than I get:
    website.com/main-category/sub-category/sub-sub-category/postname
     
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    Yes, have tried?
    what is the result
     
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    you can check it you will get:
    website.com/main-category/sub-category/sub-sub-category/postname
     
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    okey what about website.com/postname
    I thought this is the best formation