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Hi I'm Ben. I are program.


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comment Flat vs. Hierarchical Tree Structure
That makes sense. Assuming every part of the URL is relevant to the content of the page, though, that would be best practice. I.e., the fact that it's farther away from the root won't negatively impact page ranking, and the conciseness of the URL will increase visibility. Is that more right?
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comment Flat vs. Hierarchical Tree Structure
Thanks for your response. In this "solutions" example, the hierarchy is one level deep, but I can imagine in other scenarios it could go to 3 or 4 levels down. From what I understand, the problem is not length or depth per se, but more of a loss in semantic value of the URL. If I need to even go down to /Solutions/Healthcare/SpecificHospital/[Maybe even a specific product], it's not an issue because those are all valid categorizations and easy for a human/bot to parse. If I were going to /misc-things/aasolutions/1, that's much worse, even though it's the same depth. Is that right?
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