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VirtueMart 2 + 3 => Security (https) / Performance / SEO, SEF, URLs => Topic started by: EvanGR on July 29, 2019, 09:53:29 am

Title: Product link suffix, yes or no?
Post by: EvanGR on July 29, 2019, 09:53:29 am
The default VM product link suffix is "-detail".

I am thinking of changing it, or even disabling it completely. So a product URL ends by the pure alias string.

Is this a bad idea?

Thanks
Title: Re: Product link suffix, yes or no?
Post by: GJC Web Design on July 29, 2019, 10:00:52 am
it can be anything or nothing  -- it is there basically to guard against a category and a product producing the same SEF url..
assume this can't happen if u have  Use full category tree for product links checked
Title: Re: Product link suffix, yes or no?
Post by: EvanGR on July 29, 2019, 10:16:32 am
Thanks
Title: Re: Product link suffix, yes or no?
Post by: PRO on July 29, 2019, 20:00:33 pm
Its a bad idea to CHANGE them if you have been indexed.

doesnt hurt , or help SEO

I have mine set to -p   so a short url.
Title: Re: Product link suffix, yes or no?
Post by: EvanGR on July 30, 2019, 09:30:56 am
Yes... it's a new site, so that won't be a problem.
Title: Re: Product link suffix, yes or no?
Post by: Robin166 on August 06, 2019, 08:16:42 am
The URLs you assign to products and categories play a major role in determining how well your site is indexed by search engines. Before you start building your catalog is an ideal time to consider the available options

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Title: Re: Product link suffix, yes or no?
Post by: PRO on August 06, 2019, 16:30:40 pm
The URLs you assign to products and categories play a major role in determining how well your site is indexed by search engines. Before you start building your catalog is an ideal time to consider the available options.

they do NOT play a major role anymore.
You want nice urls yes, readable, short, easy to share.

Keywords in urls mean nothing anymore.