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Silo structure vs URL length in forums

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Pavan Teja 1, May 23, 2020 at 7:58 AM.

  1. Pavan Teja 1

    Pavan Teja 1 Senior Member

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    Silo structure improves the overall site architecture but adding category in URLs slightly increases the length. This won't be a problem for wordpress sites as we can optimize the titles. But when it comes to forums, we have little control over the URL length and adding category will increase it further.

    What is the best approach for silo structure in forums.
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    bhw.com/marketplace/hosting/unlimited-shared-hosting
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    bhw.com/marketplace/unlimited-shared-hosting
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    bhw.com/unlimited-shared-hosting
    The first one could be lengthy for long titles. The second one is not specific enough. The last one doesn't give any context and will be difficult to decipher whether it's a question, answer, article or service. So, which one do you prefer/suggest?
     
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    Topiano Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm not a fan of Tier silo structure.

    For UX ; Option A is considered best.
    For Google CX : All Options would just work perfect.
     
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