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URL's that appear as folders? is it good for SEO? how to create them?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by projectpat, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. projectpat

    projectpat Newbie

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    Hi,
    I've noticed many websites choose to construct their web pages as what appears to be folders for each page rather than files on the same folder,
    e.g: domain/word1/word21-word3-word4 instead of domain/word1-word2-word-word4.filetype

    or: university.which.co.uk/about/
    You can see that if you browse to the privacy policy, contact us, etc., all destinations appear to look as folders.

    Is this done for SEO purposes? is it effective?
    How can I do this as well? is there any tutorial? I'm running a dynamic PHP website if it matters.

    Thanks
     
  2. quagmire87

    quagmire87 Newbie

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    Hi,
    There is no effect on SEO if you don't use it right :)
    If you want to create your URL structure like folders, there must be a reason. For example if you are listing businesses in different cities, it would be useful to have the url like this:
    website/city-name/business-category (website/chicago/law-firms/)
    OR
    website/law-firms/chicago

    The point is to include the keyword in what you call "folder", so you won't have to repeat it in all the urls.
    Hope that helped :)
     
  3. cyrix

    cyrix Junior Member

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