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I'm working on a new site which only has about 20 pages at the moment. Currently all the pages are in the root directory, but are assigned to a category in the database. I am using query strings to display the pages.
My menu seperates the pages into categories, so from the users point of with I think navigation will be ok.
My question is, what reasons are there to put pages in sub directories, apart from it being more organised? Does it help with SEO much?
it helps in that it gets your category names into the uri, which helps visitors and google alike.
one problem with this is of course when an item is in more than one category, or subcategory.
my own view is that for growth then using subdirectory folders makes things easier to manage in the future ....
although remmeber, especially if you are on linux, that very often these folders, don't actually exist they are rewritten using .htaccess
so that the page:
actually is actual resolved to:
Idon't know what it did for SEO but I found that it made management a lot easier. Now that the domain is set up properly I have stuck with this structure for additional topics.