I know that shopify default web page urls have anchor text making the url hierarchy not crawlable and therefore hindering search optimization.
Anyone know a work around other than the url redirect function? I may not be using the correct terms here so seaching in old forums and in their documentation wasn't helping.
Example below is the url to my about page:
the /pages/ is what I'dl ike to edit out of the web page url.
That part of the url is not something you can remove. The same goes for other resource urls like /product and /collection.
I'd personaly say that if anything, it helps search engines understand it's a page, product or collection.
It also helps you group content in Analytics.
Text in a URL is a tiny factor for the search engines, and one extra word (that is relevant) will not influnece much.
And changing a URL has a bigger negative influence than anything you may gain from tweaking its text.
Google own SEO guide uses an example that includes a similar folder sturcture.