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Thread: Sorting and URL
05-01-2014, 02:23 AM #1
Sorting and URL
Are there any SEO experts here?
I would like to know if having Sorting Variables in my "Pretty URL" is problematic.
In the past, I was led to believe that "pretty URLs" are not only easier for users, but they lead to better SEO.
Here is my problem...
I have a page that lists hundreds of article summaries, and I need a way to break it up into pages and also allow users to sort.
So I created some "pretty URLs" like this...
www.mysite.com/finance/markets/by-date/desc/1 www.mysite.com/finance/markets/by-date/desc/2 www.mysite.com/finance/markets/by-date/desc/3 www.mysite.com/finance/markets/by-date/asc/1 www.mysite.com/finance/markets/by-date/asc/2 www.mysite.com/finance/markets/by-date/asc/3 www.mysite.com/finance/markets/by-rank/desc/4 www.mysite.com/finance/markets/by-date/desc/5 www.mysite.com/finance/markets/by-date/desc/6
From what others are telling me, plus some of what I read on Google, this URL design could be considered bad because it makes it look like I have all of these different webpages with nearly duplicate content.
I am programming in rel=prev, rel=next, rel=canonical but am still unsure if I should use my Pretty URLs or go back to an Ugly Query String...
Any suggestions or hands on experience with this issue and SEO?
05-01-2014, 11:54 PM #2
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http://www.mysite.com/index.php?cat=finance&subcat=markets&filter=bydate&sort=desc&page=1 http://www.mysite.com/index.php?cat=finance&subcat=markets&filter=bydate&sort=desc&page=2 http://www.mysite.com/index.php?cat=finance&subcat=markets&filter=bydate&sort=desc&page=3
I can't see benefit gain reformating it.
What do you suppose you could get with reverting to qeury strings url?