SEO Blues – Keyword Rich URL Conflicts Menu in Weebly
In SEO Tip 15, we discuss the benefit of using a keyword rich url for better search engine ranking. This is the most critical requirement with raking high for targeted keywords.
But with Weebly, the url and page name have to be the same. A keyword rich url would make the page name longer. This would all be fine for hidden pages. However, if you need the page to show up in Menu navigation, you are going to have a lengthy menu bar navigation item which compromises the look and feel of Menu.
Here is how you can get the best of the both worlds. First, create pages with keyword rich urls so that they can rank well. Then mark these pages hidden. Now, inorder to create short Menu Navigation item for these hidden pages, create pages as links to external pages. In the place of external link, use the link of your hidden keyword rich page url. That should solve the problem of having shorter menu item and at the same time keeping a keyword rich url.
It would have been ideal if there were an option to create a navigation label different from page name. Since that is not available with Weebly, you need to use this workaround to enhance usability and navigation without compromising Search Engine Raking.