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URL structure question

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by toolman, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. #1
    Hi,

    I have the following example page and wondered if it is better to have the shortest URL possible, e.g. http://www.website.com/services/myservice.php or is it better to have just http://www.website.com/myservice.php
    SEMrush
    Will having a sub directory relating to the page be beneficial, e.g /services/?

    Thanks
     
    toolman, Aug 18, 2017 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Arun Kumar Soni

    Arun Kumar Soni Active Member

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    Do you Know the maximum length of URL is of the 75 to 115
    Go with the 2nd URL for every service, like for smo - /smo instead of the services/smo.php
    .... ""Create Service.php as One URL"" and rest service pages leaving /services
     
    Arun Kumar Soni, Aug 19, 2017 IP
  3. BestNetCraft

    BestNetCraft Well-Known Member

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    Earlier it used to be a good idea to pass on link juices from several directories to the main site as each directory was treated as an 'entity'. After Google realized that people used this in an automated manner to game the Search Engine, they removed any obvious advantage any subdirectory provided to the main site.

    In your case, unless you are going to have multiple pages from /services directory, it is pointless to add a directory just to serve one page.
    eg: your-site.com/services/myservice.php
    your-site.com/services/my-premium-service.php
    your-site.com/services/my-default-service.php

    Unless otherwise noted, do not add additional directories.
     
    BestNetCraft, Aug 20, 2017 IP
  4. toolman

    toolman Active Member

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    Many thanks for your help!
     
    toolman, Aug 21, 2017 IP