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    Question What should I do with my blog's navigation structure?

    Hi,

    I would like to keep my website URL privet but I'll explain my questions with an example.com

    I have added a blog to my business website 3 years ago, and I have been publishing articles on it for all these 3 years and getting links from other websites to my articles.

    However, I did one navigational or structural mistake in the beginning because I did not think of it at that time. And I was new to WordPress so I did not really pay attention to permalinks options.

    I did not set up a /blog/ sub-folder or Categories. This how I published all my articles. example.com/article / instead of example.com/blog/article / or example.com/blog/category/article / or example.com/category/article/

    Now, I was thinking of adding /blog/ to the URL for 2 reasons:

    1. Giving the search engines and my visitors clear navigational structure.
    2. I would like to filter out, exclude other pages in the Google Analytics and create a new view to include /blog/ only data. So I can have 3 options, one view for collecting info for the whole site, one for the services page, and one for blog posts only. Since I do not have that /blog/ folder in my URL, I cannot really filter the traffic out and exclude other pages that are not blog related.

    Now, this is my questions:

    Since I have lots of links pointing to blog posts, how much of a link juice will I lose when I change the site navigation and 301 redirect the blog posts to a new link structure including the /blog/ category?

    Here, Matt Cutts kinda explains this question but this is an old post. Not sure if this is still accurate.


    Is it even worth it or not?

    Or should I just leave everything as is?

    What is your advice? Thank you!
    Last edited by seseskiz; Aug 27th, 2018 at 02:40 PM.

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    the way you have it now is fine. You dont want the url to be super long, that can hurt your rankings somewhat. I would just leave it and continue creating new content and building backlinks. Inner linking is way more important than url Hierarchy. Unless your site is gap or some massive ecommerce site with thousands of URLs and pages, dont worry about it

    You can also create breadcrumb on the page to help the user navigate more easily and to know where they are in regards to the hierarchy and layout
    Last edited by muuwebdesign; Sep 13th, 2018 at 08:10 AM.
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