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What would you name this section of a site?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ScreamingMidget, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. ScreamingMidget

    ScreamingMidget Power Member

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    So let's say there's a website that reviews every type of product, so there is no specific category or niche. There's going to be a section that covers articles that target longer tailed keywords, in terms of reviewing several products on the same page (such as 'Top X ironing board covers for mothers' or helpful/educational articles such as 'top tips to save battery life on the iphone 6'

    domain.com/articles
    domain.com/blog
    domain.com/misc

    The above 3 look a bit naff, but do you think this is the best option? Is there anything to suggest that these are rated down SEO wise due to the frequent use of these words?

    Any suggestions on how to better label this section of the site? Categories are follow/no-index as we're using reviews and articles to target keywords, so in theory you wouldn't expect it to make a difference. Whilst we want it to do well SEO wise, we also want it to suit the visitor and make sense.
     
  2. Conor

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    Whilst the category pages might be no-follow, the keyword is still in the URL. I don't think there's anything wrong with having generic slugs in your URL, but I also see nothing wrong with having domain.com/article-name as the URL, if you have no set categories.

    Otherwise, why not just have:
    domain.com/category1
    domain.com/category2
    etc
     
  3. ScreamingMidget

    ScreamingMidget Power Member

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    Well we already have categories for each review type such as:
    domain.com/skin-care/name-of-product
    domain.com/computer/name-of-computer

    So guess we're looking at putting all articles into it's own section, which is also categorised.

    Such as:
    domain.com/articles/skin-care/name-of-article

    The site theme is reviews, so it looks to make sense to put anything that isn't an actual 1 page review, in it's own place. Any article that's covering something such as "Top 10 purses for women" would then link to our individual reviews in some cases, or just link out to the Merchant. Anything that offers help such as "top 10 tips.." would be to bring in people to the site sideways, as they won't be in 'Buying Mode'.

    So both our 2 types of articles target people in Info Seeking mode and also Buying Mode.
     
  4. charlesandersen

    charlesandersen Newbie

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    Instead of article, blog etc, be specific with the niche the articles would cover. Keywords in urls is always better.
     
  5. ScreamingMidget

    ScreamingMidget Power Member

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    See above, regarding categories being noindex/follow