tru, I just like the cleanliness of
as opposed to
but in terms of organization it is always nicer to keep it simple. Does the organization have any bearing on SEO?
No, the site structure will not affect the SEO. Search spiders explore the whole site and follow the links...
For the SEO purposes, the highest value is assigned to the keywords in the domain name, then in the sub-domain, directory name and the lowest in the file name. So the best structure may look like this:
1. The most kompetitive keyword your target should be in the domain name (or sub-domain).
2. Another keywords with high competition may be presented in the directory names.
3. The specific keywords with low compatition shoud be in the file names.
Though many people have advised you here and you might have decided which one to choose, I would advise you on the second one "www.home.com/about.html" .
This is because in SEO you need proper and classfied categories and this works well and makes SEO easy for the person who would be working on SEO for you.
The first looks neat no doubts about this but then it comes to be as simple as being more detailed and more organized. This fact is no different in SEO.
My team works on this and I am advising you based on our views
is definetly the best alternative. Even better, always remove the www's.
Here's why: Let's say your site is about blue dogs. Your domain name probably is something about blue dogs. adding the www's to your domain name makes your domain less about blue dogs. The SE's use a percentage scale to find relevancy in urls's. Using the www's water this down.
Just an update on this.
I ended up going with
I'm sure it's not the best SEO, but I needed them to be able to update it.
the site is www.dahlingroup.com
I redid my own site using Joomla and when you set it up for best seo the links tend to be like so