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
  • 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 Feb 28, 2014 at 10:37
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    The question you should be asking is 'which URL is better for my customers'.
    – zigojacko
    Feb 28, 2014 at 12:11
  • @John Conde NO! it's not dublicate!...you do nit read question well... Feb 28, 2014 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, 2014 at 22:12

1 Answer 1


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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