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I have 2 main categories:

  1. Software
  2. Hardware

Each of these categories has 10 subcategories for example hardware: cpu/graphic/hard disk and...

Which URL is better for SEO?

  1. www.example.com/hardware/this-is-content.html or
  2. www.example.com/cpu/this-is-content.html
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marked as duplicate by John Conde Feb 28 '14 at 12:40

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

As a side note, if you can build this without the .html on the end that would be great, i.e. www.example.com/hardware/this-is-content – Andrew Lott Feb 28 '14 at 10:37
The question you should be asking is 'which URL is better for my customers'. – zigojacko Feb 28 '14 at 12:11
@John Conde NO! it's not dublicate!...you do nit read question well... – user2726957 Feb 28 '14 at 18:03
Reading...how about spelling? ;-) It's a duplicate of the previous question you asked, also marked duplicate (please don't re-ask the same question twice). Also, both are a matter of opinion, and opinion-based questions are off-topic here. – dan Feb 28 '14 at 22:12

I prefer a third option: example.com/hardware/cpu/device-name.html. This way, it's obvious that cpu is a subcategory and hardware is a top category. There are more keywords in the URL this way too. And as a visitor, I really love it if example.com/hardware/cpu/ and example.com/hardware/ still work.

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But the seo workers do not suggest it – user2726957 Feb 28 '14 at 7:53
support.bigcommerce.com/questions/1630/… is an interesting read. It's a page specifically on how to optimize your store for SEO. – Ivo van der Veeken Feb 28 '14 at 8:00

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