7 Feb 2009 - 9:03pm
5 years ago
15 replies
Den Serras

E-Commerce site - but no categories - so bad SEO?

I'm creating a very large e-commerce site that's expected to
eventually have tens of thousands, perhaps more, entries. It is for
an industry that is heavily categorized, but every supplier has
totally different categories, so they effectively become meaningless.
So we're going to put it all together without categories, or at least
without a category tree model. It's search engine only, baby. All
those former categories are now keywords, effectively allowing one
item to be in dozens of categories.

I'm worried about how sites like Google will index ours. Even if

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