Tim Colling

Moderator
Local Search Expert
LocalU Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2014
Messages
1,282
Reaction score
704
Hi -

Hypothetical:
  • A client has say, six legitimate locations, on a wordpress site with a page or a mini-hub for each of those locations.
  • The site also has a summary "Locations" page that lists all of those offices with a summary address and map listing and a link to the location page for each location.
  • The summary "Locations" page is on the top-level nav menu.

Would it be better to have those location pages be "child" pages of the summary "Locations" page, or would it be best to have them NOT have a "parent" page?

In other words, is it best if the breadcrumbs for the first location page would be like this:
A. Home>Locations>Location_1
or like this?
B. Home>Location_1
 

joedillon68

Member
Joined
Apr 1, 2015
Messages
28
Reaction score
11

mborgelt

Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2012
Messages
479
Reaction score
155
We have never been able to establish a 1-1 that proves that folder organization has a best practice. That said, there are advantages to each strategy. Google has said that pages that live higher up in folders (/locations as opposed to /services/locations) are indexed more quickly. However, by organizing them better, you are better able to tell google the hierarchy of your pages.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
T Nav structure & breadcrumbs for location pages Multi-Location Issues 2
Linda Buquet Google My Business & GMBL Update Rolling Out Now - Better Nav/UI Google My Business & Google Maps 30
NickB-Tampa Should all the phone numbers on the landing page to our GMB listing be included in the structured data? Google My Business & Google Maps 2
Jason_Parks1 How Should I Structure Suite Numbers with a New Office? Moving or Name Changes 1
djbaxter Schema.org vs. Google's Structured Data Rich Results Organic SEO 0
D How to properly form site structure for power washing company that serves 10 towns? Local Search 3
Ben Walsh Is this still the ideal site structure for multi location businesses Ask a LocalU Expert [PRIVATE] (LocalU) 4
Andrew Scherer Google's Structured Data Testing Tool axed... Bing's Alternative Local Search 1
P Is this hierarchy structure correct? Organic SEO 1
djbaxter Google reminder: Structured Data Does Not Impact Ranking Organic SEO 0
Gsmithmike SEO-Friendly URL Structure (Website Hierarchy) Organic SEO 4
J 2 Locations | Site Structure | Local Business Google Local 101 12
Gsmithmike Best URL Structure For Huge eCommerce Website Organic SEO 1
kieran.reid What deliverables for structuring a LocalSEO campaign? Consultant's Corner 2
S Site structure for network of locations Local Search 5
C Any Evidence Structured Data Schema Makes A Difference? Local Search 3
JoyHawkins New Structured Data Penalty for Reviews? Local Reviews 13
djbaxter Google: Structured Data Isn't A Ranking Factor But Can Help Rankings Organic SEO 3
A How to structure Local service? Paid Search and Local Service Ads 3
JoyHawkins What URL Structure to Use for Local SEO Organic SEO 22
dsteiner Proper Page Structure for Multi-Location Lawyers? Local Search 6
J Questions about NAP and URL structure Local Search 3
S Are Schema And Structured Data Markup Needed For Local SEO? Local Search 13
O Structured Data Markup Local Search 9
E Structured data for a company with 2 or more branches Local Search 6
1 Site Structure Question Local Search 11
S How to structure site content for a business with one physical address but other area Local Search 3
E 2 Questions about structured data Local Search 4
M Need Help with Local Url Structure Local Search 16
mborgelt A Guide for Schema Markup and Structured Data Local Search 0
Dustybones URL Structure Tips From Gary Illyes Local Search 6
carltonrsmith Has anyone ever worked out a cost-per-lead structure with a local client? Consultant's Corner 5
K Change of URL in Google My Business due to change of organic URL structure. Google My Business & Google Maps 12
Gsmithmike What is the best URL Structure practice? Local Search 3
djbaxter Google: New Structured Data Testing Tool and Improved Documentation Local SEO Tools & Software 9
Ben Walsh Dupe Onsite Service structure for maximum effect in local Recycle Bin 0
Amber Robinson New Google Maps URL Structure - Local Penalty Hack? Google My Business & Google Maps 1
Linda Buquet 3 Free Site Crawlers - Site Structure Matters for Local SEO Too! Organic SEO 3
P One Page Websites vs standard structure Website Local Search 13
Linda Buquet Google Upgrades Rich Snippet Structured Data Testing Tool Local SEO Tools & Software 0

Similar threads

Login / Register

Already a member?   LOG IN
Not a member yet?   REGISTER

Most UpVoted Answers

LocalU Podcasts

  Promoted Posts

New advertising option: A review of your product or service posted by a Sterling Sky employee. This will also be shared on the Sterling Sky & LSF Twitter accounts, our Facebook group, LinkedIn, and both newsletters. More...
Google Product Exert


Top Bottom