Post by Jeff600 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:55 pm

Hi,

We are currently having URL structure as domain.com/category/sub-category/product-name , We want this to be changed to domain.com/product-name by removing /category/sub-category from the product page urls.

Also another thing is when once we done this to avoid 404 errors, how can 301 redirect all old urls to new urls

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Post by straightlight » Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:16 am

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Post by johnp » Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:25 am

Jeff600 wrote:
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Also another thing is when once we done this to avoid 404 errors, how can 301 redirect all old urls to new urls
Something like this would help:

https://www.opencart.com/index.php?rout ... search=301

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Post by JNeuhoff » Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:20 pm

We are currently having URL structure as domain.com/category/sub-category/product-name , We want this to be changed to domain.com/product-name by removing /category/sub-category from the product page urls
From a SEO perspective it doesn't make any difference. Just make sure the link canonicals are correct on your product page, they should be without cateory path by default.

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Post by Jeff600 » Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:59 pm

straightlight wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:16 am
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Post by Jeff600 » Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:01 pm

JNeuhoff wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:20 pm
We are currently having URL structure as domain.com/category/sub-category/product-name , We want this to be changed to domain.com/product-name by removing /category/sub-category from the product page urls
From a SEO perspective it doesn't make any difference. Just make sure the link canonicals are correct on your product page, they should be without cateory path by default.
What do you mean by making suree link canonicals are correct i.e currently we are seeing /category/sub-category structure, how to remove that? can you please elaborate on how to do in opencart 2.2?

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Post by JNeuhoff » Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:44 pm

You don't get it, do you? The product page already has a link canonical in there without the category path, just for Google. For example, something like this:

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<link href="https://example.com/kingston-128mb" rel="canonical" />
while the URLs could include various category paths leading to the same product page, e.g.

/storage/flash-memory/kingston-128mb
/storage/kingston-128mb
/accessories/kingston-128mb
/kingston-128mb
etc.

A product can belong to different categories, including lower level categories. This makes perfect sense for user-friendly navigation and URLs. But for SEO purposes the link canonical is generated as described above. See this Google docs for more information.

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Post by paulfeakins » Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:24 pm

Search for a canonical URL extension in the marketplace.

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