Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Sorting and URL

  1. #1
    Senior Coder doubledee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    1,108
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Sorting and URL

    Are there any SEO experts here?

    I would like to know if having Sorting Variables in my "Pretty URL" is problematic.

    In the past, I was led to believe that "pretty URLs" are not only easier for users, but they lead to better SEO.


    Here is my problem...


    I have a page that lists hundreds of article summaries, and I need a way to break it up into pages and also allow users to sort.

    So I created some "pretty URLs" like this...
    Code:
    www.mysite.com/finance/markets/by-date/desc/1
    www.mysite.com/finance/markets/by-date/desc/2
    www.mysite.com/finance/markets/by-date/desc/3
    
    www.mysite.com/finance/markets/by-date/asc/1
    www.mysite.com/finance/markets/by-date/asc/2
    www.mysite.com/finance/markets/by-date/asc/3
    
    www.mysite.com/finance/markets/by-rank/desc/4
    www.mysite.com/finance/markets/by-date/desc/5
    www.mysite.com/finance/markets/by-date/desc/6

    From what others are telling me, plus some of what I read on Google, this URL design could be considered bad because it makes it look like I have all of these different webpages with nearly duplicate content.


    I am programming in rel=prev, rel=next, rel=canonical but am still unsure if I should use my Pretty URLs or go back to an Ugly Query String...


    Any suggestions or hands on experience with this issue and SEO?

    Sincerely,


    Debbie

  • #2
    New Coder
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Ratio, Logic
    Posts
    61
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Well, since
    Code:
    http://www.mysite.com/index.php?cat=finance&subcat=markets&filter=bydate&sort=desc&page=1
    
    http://www.mysite.com/index.php?cat=finance&subcat=markets&filter=bydate&sort=desc&page=2
    
    http://www.mysite.com/index.php?cat=finance&subcat=markets&filter=bydate&sort=desc&page=3
    are exact the same object of consideration of 'bad' (regardless those are not, those are just as should look following the logic there),
    I can't see benefit gain reformating it.

    What do you suppose you could get with reverting to qeury strings url?


  •  

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •