In the early days of Rocketspark, there were a range of decisions to make about the tech architecture of the platform. Over the last ten years, some of the technology behind Rocketspark has adapted to new opportunities and ways of doing things.
From the beginning, Rocketspark adopted a website URL structure (the bit that shows in the address bar for a page), where pages other than your homepage would contain /page/ like: https://www.yourwebsitename.com/page/about-us/. Pages in the shop area would have /shop/ instead of /page/ and blog posts would be /blog/ instead of /page/. This sort of approach wasn’t uncommon in 2009 but over the years a preference has emerged for shorter, simpler URL’s. We’ve been listening to feedback from our partners and customers on this topic.
You can now remove /page/ from all URLs
If you sign up with Rocketspark today, your Rocketspark website doesn’t have /page/ in the URL (page address). If you already have a Rocketspark website, /page/ will still be there for you—but you now have the option to remove this for your website at your leisure. How to remove /page/ from my URLs.
Why are shorter URLs better?
- Simpler and more appealing in Google search listings.
- Easier to remember for a marketing campaign.
- Looks simpler and more appealing in offline advertising.
- Faster for ‘searchers’ to type in.
- It’s redundant. It’s obvious someone is on a page so doesn’t add any value.
How can I remove /page/ for my existing Rocketspark website?
If you’re an existing Rocketspark customer, you have the option to remove /page/ from all of your page URLs. This is a one-way change and once this has been applied you won’t be able to add /page/ back in unless you manually edit each page URL.
Will removing /page/ break links to my website from other websites?
When we remove /page/ we will automatically set up a redirect from the old /page versions to the new version of the URL—so external links to your website will still work and not show a 404 page not found error.
Alternatively, if you didn’t want to bulk-change all pages for some reason, you could also edit this on a page-by-page basis manually.
We keep track of all feature requests
When someone asks us for a feature or to improve something about the Rocketspark platform, we record those suggestions into a product management database. When we decide to build and release a feature, we send an email out to everyone who’s previously requested that feature to let them know it’s now available on Rocketspark There will be some very happy Rocketspark customers out there now that they’re able to remove /page/ from their URLs. But maybe for you, there’s something else you’d love to see. Please let us know and help us shape the future of the Rocketspark platform.