Silo structure/navigation categorizing help!

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I've got a site detailing kitchen appliances. Is it possible to categorize my site as follows? I would like it to look a little like this..

allkitchenreviews.com
allkitchenreviews.com/coffee-makers
allkitchenreviews.com/coffee-makers/mr-coffee-cafe-latte-review.

Right now, I can't find a way to make that last URL exist. The best I've been able to do is do a drop down menu in the navigation tools. So my url still looks like this..

www.allkitchenreviews.com/mr-coffee-c...

Other than a basic drop down menu, I would like to see the URL silo structured that way. Is it possible with yola or is always going to have to be a separate non-categorized URL? Is the current set up hurting or helping my SEO?

Thanks if you can help!
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Joshua Ross

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Gop

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Hello Joshua,

The site structure doesn't allow for nested structure of the pages as such. The workaround is by using submenus. The first level of sub-menu is offered within the sitebuilder and subsequent levels need to be created by the the author themself.

You can do this by the addition of links within the pages of the specific sub-menu and there isn't a way to make this automatic across relevant pages.

Does it hinder SEO? I am not aware of this specifically
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Jen

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With Yola, all of your imported files can be stored in subdirectories; however, webpages can only be stored in your root directory, so your page URLs will follow the format yoursite.yolasite.com/pagename.php.

This should not impact your SEO as long as your individual page names help search engines, and more importantly your site visitors, understand what your pages are about.

Overall, you want to avoid very long URLs and keyword-stuffed URLs that are not relevant to the page the URL opens.  To help classify your pages, use hyphens to separate keywords in the URLS. For example: allkitchenreviews.com/mr-coffee-cafe-latte-review.php is a great page name that clearly helps Google as well as me know what your page is.

Finally, make sure all of your pages are correctly linked throughout your site.  You want to make sure that your visitors, and search engine spiders, can easily click through each link in your site to locate your page content.

If you need any assistance with creating links, please let us know.