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I think my CMS might force me to have URLs that look like these:

  • domain.com/products/new-products/
  • domain.com/products/used-products/

Instead of:

  • domain.com/new-products/
  • domain.com/used-products/

Assume that I was trying to optimize for "new products" and "used products". Will having the URLs my CMS might be forcing on me be bad for SEO? I could do something like this:

  • domain.com/products/new/
  • domain.com/products/used/

(but I don't think these are optimizing for "new products" and "used product" due to the ordering of the key words)

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I think it is perfectly valid to use your urls.

A SEO friendly url might look something like this: http://store.example.com/topics/subtopics/descriptive-produkt-name#top

VS

http://store.example.com/index.php?produkt=1234&sort=price&print=1

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  • But if I am trying to optimize for "new products" and my URL is "/products/new/", that's not optimal, is it? Jan 3 '15 at 3:52
  • That is correct, your url won't be that descriptive. Much better with the new-products name :) Jan 3 '15 at 9:20

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