What better Link Structure, use?

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  1. n4per

    n4per Newbie

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    Hello guys, alright?
    I am developing a platform for online courses and i'm doubts which use link structure. I would like your help on the best option in this case.

    Here are some options such as:

    To CATEGORIES:
    1. domain.com/name-category/
    2. domain.com/courses/name-category/
    3. domain.com/courses-online/nome-da-categoria/
    4. domain.com/category/name-category/

    For INDIVIDUAL COURSE:
    1. domain.com/name-course/
    3. domain.com/course/name-course/
    2. domain.com/courses/name-course/
    4. domain.com/course/category/name-course/
    5. domain.com/category/course/name-course/

    In your opinion what is the best structure?

    A big hug and await answers!
     
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  2. xjapan

    xjapan Power Member

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    if your domain name have the "course" or "courses", you should avoid duplicated keywords, imo, shorter are better
     
  3. daica85

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    Likely for the normal user, I choose the 2nd, because it's easier for me when I want to find a course :)
     
  4. n4per

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    My domain has "courses" but I believe separated by a "/" works fine.
    Or will I have a problem?
     
  5. n4per

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    2. domain.com/courses/name-category/
    and
    2. domain.com/course/name-course/

    ??????
     
  6. xjapan

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    it seems like over optimized keywords to me, anyhow it should not be a problem as i have few domain have duplicated keywords ranking on top. i would prefer to use shorter url
     
  7. Aty

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    Home Page:
    domain.com/category-name/

    and

    domain.com/category-name/course-name/
     
  8. daica85

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    I mean I choose

    For INDIVIDUAL COURSE:
    1. domain.com/name-course/
    3. domain.com/course/name-course/
    2. domain.com/courses/name-course/
    4. domain.com/course/category/name-course/
    5. domain.com/category/course/name-course/

    I hope this help :)
     
  9. SEO Pearl

    SEO Pearl Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    domain.com/category/name-category/

    and

    domain.com/category/course/name-course/

    I am using these two methods and gaining good results. So, i can sure to suggest these 2 methods to you also.
     
  10. hatsatz

    hatsatz Regular Member

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    You can try
    domain.com/category-name/ and
    domain.com/catogory-name/course-name/