In the past ive used paid auto link/directory programmes.. I have used a particular one with success (i,e it works correctly and page rank passes through really well)
Because of the cost of these services, particularly as you build up extra sites I thought that I would learn something new and incorporate a directory onto a database.
I eventually found a decent script and have installed, set up and got it working correctly
(the script is http://www.onlinemar...ink-management/ and 'some' html coding knowledge is reccommended)
However, the one thing that im not really happy about is the landing urls.. They just look toooo long for my liking.. there area cple of reasons for my thinking.
If they look ugly to the viewer , with regards people adding links, then they may be put off as it looks so deep in my navigation
If they look deep then the search engines will see them as deep and therefore less important
Now i understand that its not the depth that counts for the engines to rank your page, a lot depends on link structure etc, but how many people deep link into their links pages or directory? The deeper you go, i,e the more forward slashes / u have the less rank is usually passed down, same as googles own index right?
So.. a subcategory in my directory at the moment looks like
why does it repeat the final category?
If I type it as
it still lands on the same page so there doesnt seem any point having it displayed twice, how can i stop this?
how can i remove the php extension?
how can i remove the initial .php? I have tried renaming my file, leaving it blank, adding htm etc etc but it wont display correctly by doing this, how can i remove this, im sure i have seen it done.
so overall i would like this
to become this
Is it possible and is it worth it?
Should i stick to the system i know works where my filenames even in my directory are simple? example www.mysite.com/yoursiteresources.htm (next to my home page) and swallow the cost?
Thanks for listening
Edited by chrishirst, 18 February 2005 - 11:35 AM.