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Same slug for different (sub) categories
« on: 03-10-2019, 16:32:54 »
I have been searching for days on Google and I can not find the right solution for me. My website have been online for 2 / 3 months now and I am thinking about changing the slugs / permalinks on my product categories and sub-categories to rank better in Google for the future.

I have a woocommerce website.

For example: I sell car accessories.

There are accessories for the Mercedes-Benz and accessories for the Aston Martin. These are 2 main categories.

Under the main category I have a few sub-categories such as led lighting

I wanted the structure like this:
1. website/c/mercedes-benz/led-lighting
2. website.com/c/aston-martin/led-lighting

This is simple, but unfortunately this structure is not possible because you can only use a slug one time in wordpress.

This is what it looks like at the moment:
1. website/c/mercedes-benz-accessoires/mercedes-benz-led-lighting
2. website/c/aston-martin-accessories/aston-martin-led-lighting

These links are extremely long and I do not think optimized for Google. The ‘’led lighting’’ is an important part of the keyword and right now it is all the way in the back of the link.

The only ‘’solution’’ I can think of now is this:
1. website/c/mercedes-benz/led-lighting-mercedes-benz
2. website/c/aston-martin/led-lighting-aston-martin

In this way, the url is already a lot shorter than it was and the keyword comes more in the front.

What I could also do is not use main categories and only use the subcategories so they will become the main category itself. The links will then look like this:
1. website/c/mercedes-benz-led-lighting
2. website/c/aston-martin-led-lighting

But I think this will be more difficult for Google to crawl. Because my website will have no longer a good structure.

I know it's better not to change the permalinks once a website is online, but I think it will be better for the long term.

What would you recommend to me? Or do you know a better way to solve this problem? I want to do it the right way this time so that I do not have to make too many redirects.


 

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