Solved

My product pages are large because we have a lot of products. Is that a problem for SEO?

Posted on 2014-11-26
8
176 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-27
For instance, this page is 258,157 bytes : magickitchen.com/menu/MKMD.html

But there are 74 products on that page. Will Google penalize us for it, and other like it, or do they give you a break on product pages?  If it's a problem, what are my options? I already have the site broken down into over 60 categories.

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:mel200
  • 5
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 58

Accepted Solution

by:
Gary earned 500 total points
ID: 40468005
It's a lot more than 258,157 bytes, more like over 1Mb, which is quite a lot.
It would benefit from using a paging method.
Whilst page size doesn't really matter Google won't spend too much time indexing a page that contains that many "menus" so anything past the first 20 or so are less likely to be included in the index, which will be detrimental to you if someone was searching for them (Google "above the fold")
0
 

Author Comment

by:mel200
ID: 40468033
Isn't 258,187 bytes equal to 2.065 Mb? Thanks for the info, I'll look into a paging method. (I can't wait until this client lets me start a new website.)
0
 

Author Comment

by:mel200
ID: 40468039
Can you show me an example of a paging method on a website, so I know what it looks like, please? Thanks..
0
 
LVL 58

Expert Comment

by:Gary
ID: 40468055
0
Zoho SalesIQ

Hassle-free live chat software re-imagined for business growth. 2 users, always free.

 

Author Comment

by:mel200
ID: 40468079
ok, thanks. I'm going to leave this question up for a bit, and see if anyone else has a response. I did check an Amazon page, and it was well over 3Mb, so that makes me curious. Although the answer probably is, "well, they're AMAZON!"

:)
0
 
LVL 58

Expert Comment

by:Gary
ID: 40468095
well, they're AMAZON
As I said page size doesn't really matter (except for mobile search results), but look at a typical Amazon page:
They have 24 products per page by default, not too many, so they do get indexed properly.
Also notice they have the most relevant results at the top i.e. the ones they think people are searching for, so better chance of them get higher indexing ergo more likely to show in results.
A typical page was under 500kb

There's lots of other stuff going on there as well.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mel200
ID: 40468161
Yes, I'll bet there is. I always said if Obamacare had hired some Amazon guys for their website, they never would have had such problems. :)
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:mel200
ID: 40468931
Thanks for the advice.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
WordPress: Need a simple quiz plug-in 2 119
Crowd funding for political "FOR-profit" 5 86
buying a domain 9 68
ASP.NET e-commerce website 4 57
Marketers need statistics and metrics like everybody else needs oxygen. In this article we explain how to enable marketing campaign statistics for Microsoft Exchange mail.
With more and more people tethered to the internet, advertisers can reach you in new and creative ways. Push notifications on your smartphone, customized advertisements based on your previous searches, and email inboxes filled with promotional pitch…
Use Wufoo, an online form creation tool, to make powerful forms. Learn how to selectively show certain fields based on user input using rules to gather relevant information and data from your forms. The rules feature provides you with an opportunity…
You have products, that come in variants and want to set different prices for them? Watch this micro tutorial that describes how to configure prices for Magento super attributes. Assigning simple products to configurable: We assigned simple products…

912 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now