Hi there, Everyone:
I wonder how the best way to implement faceted navigation is on an ecommerce site (and I apologize if this is not technically "faceted" navigation).
We sell widgets, and the most highly ranked (and most visited) pages from the search results are category pages for the widgets separated by brand. For Example:
sitename.com/brand-x-widgets.html (a category page)
sitename.com/brand-y-widgets.html (another category page)
sitename.com/brand-z-widgets.html (another category page)
However, these widgets have various other "attributes" and have different pricing points as well.
So we would like to have "categories" based on price levels like:
Since those price point categories have little chance of ranking well at all, what is the best way to deal with them? The products that will be listed on the price point categories will be the SAME products that will be listed on the brand pages, and I want to avoid canonical issues.
I think it would be best to noindex those "supplemental" categories. What are your thoughts?
BTW: The final product URLs will NOT have the category names in the URL, so it doesn't matter which path (i.e., through the brand pages, or through the price point pages) the visitor / bot takes to reach the product page. The url will always be: