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    Does category merging affect SEO?

    Hello guys!

    Just a quick question for anyone who knows about this. I'd like to know if dividing a category of products in a an ecommerce website or just merging two categories into one affect SEO and in what ways.

    For example, let's say we're talking about an online bookstore that merges the crime and Noir genre into a new one called Crime / Thriller or something. Will that have an impact on SEO and in what way?
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    You will be altering the structure of the site so yes it would have an impact, A lot would depend on if that would be positive or negative but generally speaking do what is best for the user.
    If you are removing a category then make sure you redirect the old category to the new one so any page rank is not lost.

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