Will long URL's Slow down my website?

Recently just added alot of categories and a problem arrived with having a whole lot of looong URL's.



Example:



examplewebsite.com/parts-by-motorcycle/2000-up-moto-guzzi-motorcycles/v-11-le-mans-sport-naked-1100-2001-2002/dashboard-en-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24-25-26-27-28-29-30-31-32-33-34-35-36-37-38-39-40-41-42-43-44-45-46-47-48-49-50-51-52-53-54-55-56-57-58-59-60-61-62-63-64-65-66-67-68-69-70-71-72-73-74-75-76-77-78-79-80-81-82-83.html



I have about 4766 categories like this.



Will this long URL slow down my website?

And also how they are so long, can the link also just break?

I don't think the urls will slow your front store down but I can tell for a fact that is you have 3rd level categories it'll make deleting and moving products in the admin an very very very hard job.

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I don't think the urls will slow your front store down but I can tell for a fact that is you have 3rd level categories it'll make deleting and moving products in the admin an very very very hard job.

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Yea I know moving them isn't fun but hopefully I wont have to ha.



I guess a huge problem Im still haveing is a slow site and we've tried to move host but Im not sure were the boss stands with doing that.



But recently Ive noticed a decent amount of category links “breaking”, showing a 404 page not found error.

IE has a limit of 2083 characters, any more than this and the page won't render. You should be fine. However, those URL's aren't ideal from an SEO perspective.

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IE has a limit of 2083 characters, any more than this and the page won't render. You should be fine. However, those URL's aren't ideal from an SEO perspective.

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Well that's good to hear, but what about some of my links just unlinking themselves and causing 404 Error pages?



One week they all week, then the next week a few of them aren't linked anymore. Check the SEO name in the product vs the actual URL link on the customer end and they are the same.

I would suggest you hitting some kind of rewrite limit, perhaps the commands are just not their for that high a number of levels.



Have you tried adjust the Seo format just to show products in the url not categories ? perhaps thats an answer.

If it's working one week then breaks the next, I suggest you take a look at this fix and consider applying it SEO Bug - not sure if the bug only exists in 3.0.6 or earlier versions of V3.

[quote name='kickoff3pm' timestamp='1363200068' post='157670']

I would suggest you hitting some kind of rewrite limit, perhaps the commands are just not their for that high a number of levels.



Have you tried adjust the Seo format just to show products in the url not categories ? perhaps thats an answer.

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Even if I wanted to do that so that it just shows the products and not the cats, I couldn't Cause then I would have to redo my entire parts fiche I just built. Over 4800 categories Id have to re upload





Stellarbytes:



Ill check out that, THanks

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Even if I wanted to do that so that it just shows the products and not the cats, I couldn't Cause then I would have to redo my entire parts fiche I just built. Over 4800 categories Id have to re upload





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No you don't it's nothing to do with the categories, you just select rewrite “products.html” from the SEO addon setting. then all your urls will be “domain/product” not “domain/category/subcategory/subcategory/product”

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No you don’t it’s nothing to do with the categories, you just select rewrite “products.html” from the SEO addon setting. then all your urls will be “domain/product” not “domain/category/subcategory/subcategory/product”

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Inside my parts lookup categories, each category has a HTML script in it. That contains URL links for each part.

If the URL’s are changed on the site, they wont match the part numbers URL on my parts lookup.



Here is some of the code:



(Customer end also http://www.harpermoto.com/parts-by-motorcycle/1990-2000-moto-guzzi-motorcycles/nevada-750-1991-1993/carburetors-en-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14.html)


<br />
<div class="plcontent"><br />
<div class="plimage"><img src="upload://6N7543BJUZE3s7ibSJwMkEpFzKJ.jpeg" alt=""></div><br />
<h2 class="plhead">Parts for Engine Carburetors</h2><br />
<table class="pltable"><br />
<tbody class="plbody"><br />
<tr class="pltrth"><th class="plth">Pos</th><th class="plth">Part Number</th><th class="plth">Description</th><th class="plth">Variants</th></tr><br />
<!-- partbeg --><br />
<tr class="pltrtd"><br />
<td class="pltdpos">1</td><br />
<td class="pltdnum"><a href="https://www.harpermoto.com/19934860-gas-valve-40.html">19934860</a></td><br />
<td class="pltddes">Gas valve 40</td><br />
<td class="pltdvar">&nbsp;</td><br />
</tr><br />
<!-- partend --> <!-- partbeg --><br />
<tr class="pltrtd"><br />
<td class="pltdpos">2</td><br />
<td class="pltdnum"><a href="https://www.harpermoto.com/slide-needle-x8.html">19934960</a></td><br />
<td class="pltddes">Conical pin 8</td><br />
<td class="pltdvar">&nbsp;</td><br />
</tr><br />
<!-- partend --> <!-- partbeg --><br />
<tr class="pltrtd"><br />
<td class="pltdpos">3</td><br />
<td class="pltdnum"><a href="https://www.harpermoto.com/atomizer-266t.html">31935515</a></td><br />
<td class="pltddes">Needle valve 266t</td><br />
<td class="pltdvar">&nbsp;</td><br />
</tr><br />

Your URL's are already set for products as /product-name.html not /category-name/subcategory-name/product-name.html so I'm lost…

Yes I'm a bit lost too.



Why is when I click a category on your site I get this ?



/[color=#ff0000]main-data-base[/color]/filters



What the red bit ?



Your problem is just the categories are too many, can you not put all a product option like filters as one category and then use combinations or options and filters. Simple thing would be to put all filter in one category and use a filter menu on the filter category page. Take a look at this page I'm setting up; notice the “game type” could be filter type for you.



http://football4sale.co.uk/shop2/international-football/nations/england-programmes.html

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Yes I'm a bit lost too.



Why is when I click a category on your site I get this ?



/[color=#ff0000]main-data-base[/color]/filters



What the red bit ?



Your problem is just the categories are too many, can you not put all a product option like filters as one category and then use combinations or options and filters. Simple thing would be to put all filter in one category and use a filter menu on the filter category page. Take a look at this page I'm setting up; notice the “game type” could be filter type for you.



http://football4sale…programmes.html

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Cause that's the name of the category on the admin side that all the parts are put into first. Then are put in secondary categories from there.



I get what your saying but that's not the point of a parts fiche lookup.

A parts fiche shows you a exploited view of a part (Such as the rear tire) Each part is numbered and then below there is a parts list that has the numbers from the image associated with the image.



This is for the ease of a customer.



Customer can just click on the year of his bike, then the bike and then an exploited view of the section he is working on to view the part he needs.



We also dont use product filters because of the parts fiche lookup.