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SEO URL not in root

isaacr25 asked
My website is stored in a non-root folder on my web server. When you go to www.websitehere.com for my website, it actually goes to www.websitehere.com/website. Does this affect SEO results? Would it be better to have the site itself stored at the root level? Thanks.
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Senior Associate: Social Listening
Though not optimal, it's not really going to hurt you in the SEO standpoint.  You see some sites that put their sites in "home" or "index" folder and they are able to rank just fine.  (Example:  www.yourwebstie.com/index.jsp).  There have been some SEO tests done that have shown positive results from shorter URLs, but I think it is more on a case by case basis.  As long as your site redirects to the proper subfolder for your homepage and you optimize on that page, you should be fine.



Thanks for the info.