Meaningful URLs for preview images

For further improvement of search engine ratings of our shops we made preview images search engine friendly, too. To achieve this we use the feature friendly_id to automatically name preview images like this:

Before:
http://www.shopmaker.com/preview/1234567890/final.jpg

After:
http://www.shopmaker.com/preview/1234567890/collection-name.jpg

You don’t have to worry about already existing preview images generated before introducing this feature. They were renamed implicitly.

So this is another step to improve your position at Google et al.!

Further optimization of the URLs, now with locale string

Another step to optimize the URLs of your step lies behind us: In the future your shop will be available under /en and /de for the two different localizations we provide. This has a significant benefit: The language a visitor chooses is not longer saved in the session of the browser. Search engines have a full path to index: /en/collections and /de/collections, so there will be no longer dynamic mixed up search engine results like you see on this screenshot:

In future your shop is available under two different paths

In future your shop is available under two different paths

Of course all links you set in the past are still valid. A visitor of /collections will be redirected to /en/collections.

Meaningful URLs

We always try to improve the search engine ratings of our shops. A big step in the right direction is the feature friendly_id, which has been released today:

Before:
www.shopname.com/collections/1234567890
www.shopname.com/models/1234567890

After:
www.shopname.com/collections/collection-name
www.shopname.com/models/model-name

This is of course a very simple and effective way to improve your position at Google et al.!