I am currently working on a website which has paginated content. It is a list of products. There are many categories, but for simplicity, let's assume that I have just one category with many pages.
I have implemented pagination in such a way that search engines can index it. Here is my implementation:
- prev/next meta tags.
- canonical URL pointing to itself (i.e. first page points to itself, and second page points to itself as well).
- there are no blocks on indexing of
- Breadcrumbs for the first page are
Main > Category, but for all other pages they are
Main > Category > Page X.
- Breadcrumbs are also added to structured data, and I also have an
ItemListstructured data item representing the list of products which is displayed.
It all works as expected. However, currently, all my products have the following breadcrumbs:
Main > Category > Product X regardless of whether my product appears on the first page or not. I was wondering whether there is any SEO benefit in changing these to
Main > Category > Page X > Product for the products which do not appear on the first page of my category?
I think that this would be a welcome change from a UI point of view, but I am worried that it might negatively affect my SEO. Also, I am worried that it might make my structured data breadcrumbs somewhat worse. Google does show them in the search results, and I am not sure that
Page X would be a great detail to put there for a product path :)
Does anyone have any thoughts/experience about this matter?