SEO – Parents & Permalinks

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    I am building a website using studiopress. Genesis theme and trying to decide what is best option for setting up links.

    For example. If we have a page called sparkplugs and that is under menu item >> car-parts/ and the domain is

    We can do the following .. if Parent is selected …

    or we can show it directly as >>> << without parent.

    So my questions are … 1 – what is the best option to use for SEO and why is that better option?

    Also – Do we have to be consistent with using parent/child relationship…or can we choose for some pages and not for others. I don’t quite understand the impact of using a parent or not using it for SEO and Google.

    Your help is appreciated. Thanks


    I would recommend keeping the parent pages in your slugs – it tells search engines more about the structure of your site and how your content is laid out, as well as giving you the opportunity to use the parent page titles as additional keywords. Google “wordpress seo silo” to read more about this technique; there are tons of great articles out there.

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