3 Reasons to Put Products in Their Own Directory vs the Root Directory

  1. hi Everett,

    Great advice, directories are extemely important, in fact it helps with robots.txt or mass removing pages from google too.

    but as you say best of all it helps with queries like

    site:yourdomain.com inurl:product

    one i have been using since 2004!


  2. You should also avoid putting categories into product page URLs because sometimes products change categories, or exist in two or more categories simultaneously. Also, while I do like to put products into their own directory, that doesn’t mean I think it’s a good idea to add on superfluous directories either for keyword stuffing or because developers want to avoid the work of doing mod rewrites to fix the issue. But perhaps that’s another blog post for another time.

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