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The way wwwboard operates is the post is repeated in the text box section of the "respond to this message" portion of the page. Effectively repeating the page text twice to those engines that can read the <form> portion of the page.
>you have it figured on
>target with Option 1. If 1 is not available,
>then go with Option 3. The 3rd level is best
>and if you don't have that, then use the >directory name.
You mean that I should take the first option and then, if I don't have a third level, create it on adding a directory?
so if it was...
I shuold change it in...
waiting from your answer...
and from Paynt opinion...
The way I approach this is first, are we looking at only one language? What are you marketing? Are you setting up the site from the beginning and this will be the structure for the whole thing or is this a particular marketing effort and you have a group of keywords that your are working to get traffic from. There is a slightly different approach to both. The first will require an enormous amount of thought to develop properly. Especially with a large site covering many topics. I think itís definitely worth the effort. The second would be easier and may be where you want to start if the client already has an established domain.
I agree with Brett that if you can establish the first option, that will most likely be your strongest solution. To really make this work begin with the keywords you are marketing. Categorize them into groups that make sense (on topic Ė on theme). When you have a small group that fit together consider then what word can easily describe them as a group. Thatís the canonical. Just remember that itís better not to take it further than 2 sub directories from the main domain. If you need more levels than that consider adding a new canonical to your strategy. More canonicals are better than less.
I hope this helps. There are so many discussions going on of interest around here I canít keep up, but back to kids and work. Let me know if this helps.
This is my thinking exactly. So far it seems to be working. I was actually setting up a "canonical" themed site based on the sum total of what I've learned here in the last 6 months. When I happened upon this thread it made it all a little more clear.
It takes a great deal of effort on your part to effectively break down your content before it's even written. It requires the discipline to "cool your jets" and research the keywords, research the keywords again and research the keywords again. Then breaking things down into the simplest elements for the directory structure and including the theme everywhere.
I beleive it pays off and this type of thinking will go the distance in seo.