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after reading some SEO instructions for magento I would like to ask you some opinions.
I have 2 stores, each one running on a separate website, each one has 3 storeviews (german, italian, english).
Now I’m taking benefit of the separate URL keys for each store view, hence using magento 220.127.116.11
This article http://yoast.com/articles/magento-seo/ suggests that it is better to set “Add store Code to Urls” to no in most cases. So I’m asking myself, in which cases it would be better to enable this option?
In some cases, my product URL’s are the same for different store views (e.g. spaghetti.html) so I thought to put the store code in front of the URL’s, seeing /lang/spaghetti.html (language beeing one of de, en, it).
The problem now is that the store_code must be unique, but I have 2 storeviews in german, 2 in italian and 2 in english.
A workaround would be store1_de, store2_de etc. This would lead to not so cleanly URL’s like /store1_de/spaghetti.html.
The article mentioned above also suggests to not prepend the whole category URL key in front of the product URL, otherwise the chance to have 2 same URLs would be less, because of category translation.
What do you think of how important as a point of SEO view it is to prepend language keys (de,en,it) in the URL?
What about having 2 same product URLs?
How do you suggest to solve this issue?