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No way to create index page for page-folders [Not working for folders - 2020]

SEO - Organize your site hierarchy:

Do you have enough pages around a specific topic area that it would make sense to create a page describing these related pages (for example, root page -> related topic listing -> specific topic)? Do you have hundreds of different products that need to be classified under multiple category and subcategory pages?

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/7451184?hl=en

The missing “index”:

For now, on webflow the “real” parent page of page-folders always missing

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/company ===> Index for all childern pages about company

/company/index.html 
/company/team
/company/our-vision
/company/history
/company/why-us

The solution, for now, is to create a page with URL like /company-pagelist and put under this page links to “team” “our vision” “history” and “why-us” (But this is not the “real” parent of this pages - wrong sitemap tree).

Correct Example (No way to create this on webflow):
https://moz.com/products
https://moz.com/products/pro
https://moz.com/products/local

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@Siton_Systems

I was hoping this was now the case so I would not have to hack my structures. Not working for me. Ezra, can you confirm that it is working for you?

Hi. I test again you right (My mistake - webflow only change this idea for CMS slug).

CMS - working :+1:

By CMS - collection slug (blog)

Blog pagelist (Single page):

By folders - not working (No way to create index for folder) :-1:

This is a “huge” SEO issue by the way (Harder to create site with a clear hierarchy).
And get for example sitelinks:

Related:

Google Official guide:

Google also likes to have a sense of what role a page plays in the bigger picture of the site.

Do you have enough pages around a specific topic area that it would make sense to create a page describing these related pages (for example, root page -> related topic listing -> specific topic)? Do you have hundreds of different products that need to be classified under multiple category and subcategory pages?

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/7451184?hl=en

Thanks for the update. This totally sucks and screws my ability to sculpt my page rank with silo structures. I can’t see a good reason they do this. Brings pain on many levels.

Another reason I avoid Webflow for content rich SEO sites.

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This is a bug maybe (Or not). I hope someone from the staff will answer.

Hi - I need exactly the same thing, please post if you find an answer or work around, I will do the same.

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I’m in need of this too!

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I see this as a reason to leave webflow all together. This is a very basic and core feature that is missing

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+1 here. My folder structure is useless. I’m unable to design an index page for the folder root

[Solved] Can folders have "home" pages?

I found this solutions which works fine for me.

"Yes, but the “home” page must not be placed in the folder itself, because all the pages in the folder have their own folder prefix. Make sure your page is on the same level of the folder, then name the page slug the same as your folder slug. "

https://discourse.webflow.com/t/can-folders-have-home-pages/31478

All these years Webflow. What a ridiculous workaround.