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Roryaro

Changing the website hierachy

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Hi,

 

I've heard that website hierarchy is important for SEO and for getting crawled by Google. My website uses osCommerce and PHP version 5.6.

 

At the moment the website looks like this:

www.websitename.com/page_xyz

 

However I would like it to be structured so that if page_xyz were accessible within categoryA, the URL would look like this:

www.websitename.com/categoryA/page_xyz

 

Does anyone know how to do this (without going through page per page)? I've heard that it might be possible by going through the two configure.php files, but I don't know whether this is correct or not. (I also have next to no PHP experience).

 

Any help would be much appreciated.

 

Many thanks,

 

Rory

 

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Thanks both of you. I'm gonna give it a try.

 

I noticed the author of the latest version (Bobby) was banned from one of the forums. Does anyone know why?

 

Thanks,

 

Rory

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Thanks @@Jack_mcs. Good to know. (I mostly asked in case there were anything wrong with the code he had posted etc.)

 

Thanks,

 

Rory

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I recall seeing some earlier discussion about Google paying more attention to the page hierarchy. It sounds like they want something like the breadcrumb navigation to be reflected in the directory hierarchy, regardless of whether that truly shows the physical location of the file?

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1. Forget changing your URLs.

2. Microdata your Breadcrumb.

 

Do this and Google will list your heirarchy rather than your URL.

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