You may have noticed that the URLs (i.e., web addresses) for your Rocketspark web pages have /page in them (or /blog or /shop), e.g.:
There may instances where you prefer to drop this extra word to give you a shorter, punchier URL, like this:
This is particularly useful for, say, offline flyers or posters where you need your URL to be memorable.
Although you can't remove the page or blog part from the default page URL you can setup a redirect for a shortened version to link to this page. If you’d like a shorter URL for a marketing campaign without a “/page”, you can follow the following steps:
- Go to Manage Pages section in your dashboard.
- Find the page that you want to get rid of the “/page”, hover your mouse over the “+” button in the Extra URLs column and click “ADD URL”.
- You could see the default URL for the page in the above field with a “/page” in it. Now, you’ll only need to add the new URL without the “/page” in the bottom field (Add/edit URLs). Then click “ADD URL” and “Save”.
If you’d like to keep the same URLs you had on your previous site for your Rocketspark site, you can follow a similar process as above, we have another guide here which walks you through this process: Set up 301 redirects so that your visitors are redirected to the correct pages even if they are not aware of your new website page structure and also any previously indexed pages in Google will still load a relevant page.
Does having ‘/page’ in my URL affect my search engine rankings (SEO)?
No, it does not affect your rankings in Google. While it’s true that what you put in the URL can have an effect on your rankings, this extra word in your URL has no negative impact. If you’re interested in improving your search rankings, you can learn more about search engine optimisation (SEO) here).