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which menu/url structure is more SEO friendly?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by magepsycho, Feb 6, 2016.

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  1. magepsycho

    magepsycho Newbie

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    I am planning to structure my menu and following 4 types came into my mind.


    **Menu 1**


    Extensions (/extensions)
    |-- Magento Extensions (/extensions/magento)
    |-- Prestashop Extensions (/extensions/prestashop)
    |-- WooCommerce Extensions (/extensions/woocommerce)
    Themes (/themes)
    |-- Magento Themes (/themes/magento)
    |-- Prestashop Themes (/extensions/prestashop)
    |-- WooCommerce Themes (/extensions/woocommerce)
    Free Stuff (/free-stuff)





    - Looks cleaner to me & require less space to fit in menu.
    - More Sub-Categories/Types can be added easily under `Extensions` & `Themes`
    - `Free Stuff` generalizes all the Free stuff from `Extensions` & `Themes`


    **Menu 2**


    Extensions (/extensions)
    |-- Magento Extensions (/extensions/magento-extensions)
    |-- Prestashop Extensions (/extensions/prestashop-extensions)
    |-- WooCommerce Extensions (/extensions/woocommerce-extensions)
    Themes (/themes)
    |-- Magento Themes (/themes/magento-themes)
    |-- Prestashop Themes (/extensions/prestashop-themes)
    |-- WooCommerce Themes (/extensions/woocommerce-themes)
    Free Stuff (/free-stuff)


    - This menu is exactly same as #1. It only differs in url structure - prefix has been added to sub-menu.


    **Menu 3**


    Magento (/magento)
    |-- Free Stuff (/magento/free-stuff)
    |-- Premium Extensions (/magento/premium-extensions)
    |-- Premium Themes (/magento/premium-themes)
    Prestashop (/prestashop)
    |-- Free Stuff (/prestashop/free-stuff)
    |-- Premium Extensions (/prestashop/premium-extensions)
    |-- Premium Themes (/prestashop/premium-themes)
    WooCommerce (/woocommerce)
    |-- Free Stuff (/woocommerce/free-stuff)
    |-- Premium Extensions (/woocommerce/premium-extensions)
    |-- Premium Themes (/woocommerce/premium-themes)


    - Require more space in menu.
    - If you want to add New Type(Drupal, Joomla etc.), you have to be careful with the available space in menu.

    **Menu 4**


    Magento (/magento)
    |-- Free Stuff (/magento/magento-free-stuff)
    |-- Premium Extensions (/magento/magento-premium-extensions)
    |-- Premium Themes (/magento/magento-premium-themes)
    Prestashop (/prestashop)
    |-- Free Stuff (/prestashop/prestashop-free-stuff)
    |-- Premium Extensions (/prestashop/prestashop-premium-extensions)
    |-- Premium Themes (/prestashop/prestashop-premium-themes)
    WooCommerce (/woocommerce)
    |-- Free Stuff (/woocommerce/woocommerce-free-stuff)
    |-- Premium Extensions (/woocommerce/woocommerce-premium-extensions)
    |-- Premium Themes (/woocommerce/woocommerce-premium-themes)


    - This menu is exactly same as #3. It only differs in url structure - prefix has been added to sub-menu


    Moreover, I am targeting for following keywords:


    - "Magento Extensions"
    - "Free Magento Extensions"
    - "Magento Themes"
    - "Free Magento Themes"


    and similar goes for `Prestashop` & `Woocommerce`


    Which menu structure should I implement in terms of SEO friendliness? or I should adopt a new structure.
    Please do suggest.
     
  2. staseo

    staseo Newbie

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    Menu 1 looks fine to me
     
  3. ThopHayt

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    I agree with 1st Menu it is SEO Friendly.
     
  5. webinsight

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    In my opinion, 1st menu is more seo friendly.
     
  6. hrishivardhan

    hrishivardhan Registered Member

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    1st menu is simple and sort to use, I think the best is 1st one.
     
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    After careful review of the different menu options listed out, I strongly believed that menu one is the best way to progress.

    With Googlebot, you're attracting and accumulating most categorization power to your keywords.

    Ensure that the content for each category is relevant.

    Menu 1 has more advantages when it comes to simplicity and maximum optimization.
     
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    1st one or what ThopHayt said.
     
  9. tampanian

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    the 1st one. unnecessary redundancy in the others.
     
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