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[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 4:45 am (utc) on Apr 1, 2013]
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For this reason, I think you would be wasting your time trying to change your site's structure.
helenp, who writes the content for your site, and is it in English?
Helen, your site is primarily in Spanish isn't it?
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 4:49 am (utc) on Apr 1, 2013]
Wasn't there a quite recent thread asking the exact opposite question: Do search engines prefer a shallow site layout where everything is-- or appears to be-- in the top directory?
It's also not the size of the site that matters... it's the number and quality and relevance of inbound links in relationship to the structure of a site, the quality of the content, and how well that content engages search visitors. But large, well known sites generally can do things that small sites can't, and you need to be aware of those differences.
Here's the discussion that seemed to ask that question, but in truth the poster confused so many issues that he wasn't accurately asking any one question....
Should I flatten my store's URL structure for better SEO?
This is done for seo purpuse, as in all those folders these pages are index pages with folders with keywords in the name of the folder.
At least, doing many folders with keywords in, it looks on the structure that I am a big company even though Im not.
I just cant understand how that second page can rank higher than page level 1.
I'm assuming that there are probably a few things you've left out of your analysis.
Let me ask you how many product links you currently have on your home page, and whether you have any product categories and category pages.
The ranking effect of keywords in the file path name is miniscule.
Did your changes have an effect on the amount of traffic your site gets from Google?