joined:May 7, 2018
I've read some blog posts about this. Some people say order doesn't matter. Others say it does. Some say directory structure provides hints to google to understand the content better. Others say it doesn't matter. So I'd like to ask what people on here think. Here's my example.
If someone searches for "red shoes" does either a or b have a SEO advantage? I would think that b does since it's an exact word match. But the a gives a search engine a clue that "red" and "blue" are "shoes". It would also seem to avoid some ranking confusing since the "read" and "blue" should be more differentiated than "red-shoes" and "blue-shoes". I can envision b confusing a search engine since the URLS are so close to the same thing while the directory structure of a provides a clearer distinction.
So which one is better? Or does it not matter?