Shopify default web page addresses not search friendly?

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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. 



Shopify Expert
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Hey Eliza,

That part of the url is not something you can remove. The same goes for other resource urls like /product and /collection.

I jump on these forums to help and share some insights. Not looking to be hired, and not looking for work.

Don't hand out staff invites or give admin password to forum members unless absolutely needed. In most cases the help you need can be handled without that.

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Shopify Expert
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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.

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