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Url Structure Help

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by voyger, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. voyger

    voyger Newbie

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    I have an Ecommerce site and i am wondering what url structure would be better for seo. For example should a site selling shirts have the category page as colorfulshirts.Rom/shop-by-tyle/green-shirts or colorfulshirts.Rom/green-shirts ... with the keyword being green shirts, which would be better or is there not much of a difference? thanks (excuse the .rom as i am a new member and cant post links.. thanks)
     
  2. B.O.S.S

    B.O.S.S Power Member

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    It doesn't really make much difference.

    Just dont have the URL's too long and totally irrelevant.
     
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  3. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    I would assume it would be a little better to have just site.com/keyword correct?
     
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    Domain.com/category/product

    Domain.com/keyword
     
  5. t0m3313

    t0m3313 Regular Member

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    Yes I would second you there, but I think that would be really confusing if you have a load of sites on a ecommerce site.
     
  6. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    You should do it as follows:

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    http://www.my-ecommerce-site.com/product-type/product-name-MODEL-NUMBER.html
     
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  7. Fathom

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    I personally would have a structure that matches the breadcrumbs.

    If your breadcrumbs are: Mens > Casual Shirts > Linen Shirts > Green
    Then make your url as: mysite.com/mens/casual-shirts/linen-shirts/green

    The above structure makes it user friendly and the search engines will see the keywords, now make sure you have a good link structure and build better links than your competitors.
     
  8. mark0v

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    what fathom said. although my recent (limited) experiences seem to indicate that this isn't nearly as important as it used to be.
     
  9. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    Hmm... What if the main category was style and you had a subcategory as green shirts and the keyword you were trying to rank is green shirts. So, www.mysite.com/style-shirt/green-shirts.html

    I am assuming that would be okay?