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Uris And Parameters


Best Answer chrishirst , 01 June 2013 - 06:43 AM

 

I am wondering how much of an impact on seo changing my links to something like this would have:

 

 

 

None whatsoever.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 04:13 AM

One of my sites is multingual with 15 languages, and each uri uses different languages, and is parsed by .htaccess. Because of this I have almost 15,000 lines in my .htacess file, which at 500 visitors a day, doesn't have too much of a performance issue, but I'd rather not have a such a large file. .htaccess is generated autmatically by our system, so managing the .htacess file isn't a chore, but it's just so large.
 
I have tried using loops in php instead to parse the links without having to resort to .htaccess, but it's terribly slow - the .htacess is much faster.
 
For example, I have a link like this:
 
/English/Cars/Mazda/
 
At the moment the .htaccess file deals with that, where each item is assigned a parameter ie. English-> lang=1, Cars -> topcat=3, Mazda-> subcat=5. Looping through it would mean searching for the language name in the database via a loop, then getting the numeric id for the language, then searching for Cars in the database for English, then getting the numeric id for the top category, then looping again and searching for Mazda for English, then getting the numeric id for the subcategory. It's okay for a single language site, but with 15 languages, it's slow.
 
I am wondering how much of an impact on seo changing my links to something like this would have:
 
/English/Cars/Mazda/l/1/tc/3/sc/5
 
This way I could just use the numeric codes to search the database without so many loops, and the nice human-readable text is still in the URL. But will this have a negative effect on seo?



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:43 AM   Best Answer

 

I am wondering how much of an impact on seo changing my links to something like this would have:

 

 

 

None whatsoever.






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