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What is the best way to structure URLs?

3:16 pm on Nov 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have read a lot of conflicting advice on this, so it would be interesting to hear what your views are. What is the best way to structure URLs for SEO purposes?

Some people say that pages should be close to the root of the domain. So we could have:


But others say that a logical URL directory structure should be used, such as:


I much prefer the look and organised structure of the second method, and the ability to get extra keywords into the full URL. But, does the fact that the product name keywords are then further from the root domain have a detrimental effect?

Has anyone scientifically tested these two approaches?

11:53 am on Nov 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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personaly I'd go for


as a good structure for seo


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