Kirby builds URLs with the terms “category:” or “tag:” using a colon as a separator, that’s unusual and maybe not SEO friendly, so I expect some issue with Googlebot or other crawlers. It could be challenging to index these pages.
Have you difficulties to get a good position with these pages in the Google search engine? Do you think Google penalizes you if your page URL use colons in place of slashes?
I use such parameters on my blog and google indexes them just fine, although I would love to know how to add a meta description for the tag pages. Currently googles index just has a nice title for the tag, it claims it cant read the rest of page but i have nothing set to prevent it.
I am comforted to see that this type of URL hasn’t any problem regarding SEO.
So according to you, it’s not useful to replace or remove the “category:” part from URL. The search engines correctly crawl these URLs. Except, if I prefer a more conventional URL scheme.
The link you pointed gives way to remove the “tag:” part, so I guess the same method can be used to remove the “category:” part.
Well i guess its a question of vanity Personally it doesnt bother me that the URL looks that way, and its a valid URL, so search engine crawlers should have no issue with it. However, if you prefer a cleaner looking URL, then that post above will help you, and yes i imagine you can just replace all occurrences of tag with category to have it work with that parameter.
Personally, it does not bother me either. But I anticipate the questions my client might ask me when he will see these URLs.
Anyway, you pointed a good question about adding meta title and description to the categories or tags pages. Maybe something to add to the next Kirby version.
I probably should have been a bit clearer - I actually have all that in place, but for some reason google is refusing to read anything but the title for those pages… https://hashandsalt.com/blog/tag:Opinion