URLs for ecommerce site
I have an ecommerce store and I found out, that lots of ecommerce sites have their URLs right from homepage. Example, what I mean: Structure would be: homempage / category clothing / subcategory pants / product Camouflage pants Subcategory pants would have this URL: homepage . com /subcategory-pants Product would have: homepage . com/camouflage-pants
My Urls are always from structure: homepage . com/category-clothing/subcategory-pants/product-camouflage-pants
Which way is better? If the first one...how big of a problem would it be, If I would remade it like that? I have like 7000 product pages.
A semantically accurate URL is the best. There's nothing wrong with yours.
Thanks. One more question to this?
Even if my top keyword is of course the product name, I should not be thinking about changing it to "domain .com/product-name" and let the whole "path" in the url, where the product name is on the last postion?
domain.tld/product-name is (should be) better, as you're prioritizing your keyword and have no clutter in your url. However, your path is OK - there is nothing you should improve. The /product-name is part of a so-called "flat" URL structure, which is good for SEO, but not so great for user experience - on a product page, you can't tell where exactly in the structure you are. However, you probably have breadcrumbs, so virtually no one will be looking for it in URL...
It's also not trivial to bind those routes...
As you can see, it's more of a preference than good/bad practice. Maybe better fit for one project while not ideal for another.
I understand. It is may be better for seo, especially, when I have breadcrumbs, which I do have.
My problem is, that for example:
- I have 1 position for particular product on google rank, but, the url is not for the product, but for the category, in which the product is. So it is not domain.tld/category/sub-category/product-name, but domain.tld/category/sub-category.
f course, most convertible case is, when customer click right to the product he found on google, not just on category, where the product is.
I was thinking, if this could not cause the problem - That I have more juice for category, because of that URL, than for the product.
I have 1 position for particular product on google rank, but, the url is not for the product, but for the category, in which the product is. So it is not domain.tld/category/sub-category/product-name, but domain.tld/category/sub-category.
Category may receive much more traffic, because it's more general, covering many products... Potentially much higher search volume - so yeah, lower conversion rate, but still could be the same or better in the end. Also depends on products you have listed.
With products, you get higher conversion rate but just a fraction of category volume. Which one is better? Who knows.
Would you rather be #1 on "iphone" or "iphone [whatever the current model is]"? I think you should build links and aim to rank as high as possible for both categories and core products.
I suggest you use WordPress CMS where you can easily define the category name or stay on the site and focus on renaming subfolder names to related keywords based on your business domain name. This is yet another example of On-page SEO that you all are looking for. M I no wrong?