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Changing /catalog to /keyword for SEO benefit?


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Has anyone played about with this with any beneficial affects?

If your store is currently not in route and is in a subfolder called /catalog or /store or whatever is it beneficial to rename it to /keyword so that this keyword is in every URL?

Obviously redirects would be needed to maintain any rankings you currently have.

 

Just wondering.... :blink: :-" :D

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If your keyword is in your domain name, it definitely helps. Some people have ran tests that seem to indicate keywords in the url help a little. However, when you add a directory, that could cause you to lose that small gain. In the end, these little tricks are not needed. If you spend your time optimizing your page properly, your site will list well without them.

 

Jack

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If your keyword is in your domain name, it definitely helps. Some people have ran tests that seem to indicate keywords in the url help a little. However, when you add a directory, that could cause you to lose that small gain. In the end, these little tricks are not needed. If you spend your time optimizing your page properly, your site will list well without them.

 

Jack

 

Thanks for your imput here Jack. :thumbsup:

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why don't you change the filenames as it was recommended in kb like instead of product_info.php keyword.php

you have to change the name of the file  and in includes/filenames.php

Because its my understanding that will have less of an affect...

ie

Keyword/productname

is better than

catalog/keyword

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