View Full Version : Directory structure
06-17-2004, 04:07 PM
Are there any advantages or disadvantages in having 2 level directories ?
Which one is better?
06-17-2004, 04:11 PM
I use to think the more "/" in your Url the lower your pagerank with each "/" would be. But my own site http://www.wirelesscove.com has proved me wrong. The home page has a PR 5 and 1 link in with a directory structure like this http://www.wirelesscove.com/wireless-phone.cfm/mode/browse/site/83/kat/0 is still a PR 4
06-17-2004, 07:56 PM
Quite aside from sheer SEO considerations are the issues of what is a logical, natural, and convenient structure for your visitors? Not everything is click-on links: some visitors really do look at Site Directories to figure out where they might want to go on your site, so a good directory structure is an asset.
06-17-2004, 11:57 PM
keyword loading your URL's to death is a bad IDEA, SE's may not now but may in the future implement a stop text or "this many forward slash" limit rule, also it dilutes the page your on, Im sorry but if a page is about "keyword" then the URL should be domain.com/keyword.html no matter how deep it is, if you can get away with not having to show the logical path in the URL, then DONT it just wastes valuable real estate
06-18-2004, 06:56 AM
[QUOTE=seo guy] URL should be domain.com/keyword.html no matter how deep it is, if you can get away with not having to show the logical path in the URL, then DONT it just wastes valuable real estate[/QUOTE]
I don't see how you'd accomplish this if you have a dynamically generated page using a mod rewrite. It's my experience (see example above) that you will have to have the slashes.
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