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Using Nginx to rewrite a friendly URL to index.php handler gives 404 error [duplicate]

I apologize because I accidentally posted this question as an unregistered user and cannot comment, so I am posting it again. I am having some issues getting the below to work the way I expect. What ...
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Using Nginx to rewrite a friendly URL to index.php handler gives 404 errors

I am having some issues getting the below to work the way I expect. What I am trying to do is take a url like https://example.com/TOPIC/courses/details/143911 but have it sent to php with the ...
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Writing clean urls with .htaccess

Update - Alright thanks everyone for your tests, it really helped. The code is good. My problem was not having absolute "/" links. (Due to moving from public_html folder). Only 2 concerns i have now. ...
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SEO URL Concept/Structure Categories and Custom Taxonomy [duplicate]

I make a wordpress blog right now which has the following: Categories: -Football -Basketball -Baseball Tags: - a lot of Teams and Players Custom Taxonomy (Channel): -News -Images -Videos My ...
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Should I use semantic URLs when they might change from time to time?

My application relies heavily on the hierarchy of its entities and the hierarchy also gives needed context to the entities details page. Hence my current URL scheme represents the hierarchy: ...
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What should the canonical URL be when users can filter on multiple categories at once?

I'm totally revamping my site's URL structure and have now defined the following structure of URLs to prevent duplicate content (in which the /c/ part in the URL determines that a country filter is ...
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User profile URL design

I've noticed that some sites are moving away from root-directory user profiles. For example, YouTube channel URLs are now /channel/<id> and /c/<username> instead of simply ...
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Removing .html & .php from URL [duplicate]

I have searched religiously through the web to find an answer to this quest. I don't know thing about .htaccess or web.config. I'm currently hosting my website through GoDaddy.com. From what ive ...
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URL Rewriting - Is it still Relevant to Search Engine Rankings? [duplicate]

As or July 2015, Does URL rewriting have any effect on search engine rankings? Is www.example.com/shiny-product better than www.example.com/products.xyz?product_id=123 ?
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Will flattening the information architecture affect SEO for end pages?

I am in the middle of a project for a client (University) and was wondering if anyone can shed some light on an search engine optimization (SEO) and information (IA) issue. At the moment they have ...
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“Friendly URLs” rule in .htaccess interfering with some directories

My .htaccess is set up to remove .html from URLs as follows: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{http_host} ^example.com [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,NC] RewriteCond ...
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What is the htaccess code for a clean URL for a user profile page?

I have tried code given on under topic clean URLs using .htaccess, but it is nor working on my website. Actually I am getting static content, but not getting parameters (dynamic content.) My ...
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Friendly URL's with + instead of - interpreted differently/negatively?

A function on my site is replacing all spaces in my friendly URL's to "+". So an article named: "best cars 2014", becomes "www.example.com/best+cars+2014". Is this negative for SEO? E.g. would this ...
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How is a slash in the URL path interpreted by search engines?

I would like to know your opinions on the following URL structure. Is the following SEO best practice and why? If targeting search term "blue suede shoes"... Would "example.com/blue/suede-shoes/" be ...
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Remove folder name from rewritten URLs

Consider this URL: http://example.com/gallery/20141111-some-title In this URL I want to hide gallery/: http://example.com/20141111-some-title How can I achieve this using mod_rewrite? I used ...
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Should an ID go at the beginning or end of the URL for SEO?

Says I have a link, which contains the ID = 19963307 Type 1 : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19963307/how-to-install-asp-net-mvc-5-on-a-server Type 2 : ...
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Configure JBoss to handle the home page URL instead of requiring users to type a long URL

Question: Is there a way in JBOSS to have different URLs provided by the users resolve to other URLs; i.e. http://OurAppUat/ => http://OurAppUat/web/app?environment=UAT http://OurAppSIT/ => ...
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How can I fix multiple URLs pointing to a single page using ASP/IIS

I have millions of reports in our ASP website and have changed my URL structure lots of times to make the URLs more user-friendly as per SEO guidelines. Currently I am facing duplicate content ...
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SEO URL, Category vs Location Priority

We are building a website for listing out brand information. As a reference it is comparable to yelp.com. Basically a brand will belong to a category and an area. From SEO point of view what will be ...
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Clean URLs won't work in Drupal 7 on IIS [closed]

I am using Drupal 7 and IIS 8 as my web server. When I click Clean URLs in the configuration, I check it and then click save, then it loads the page without the box checked. However I can type in ...
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Using RewriteBase in .htaccess to make links pretty

I'm working on a project right now and I'm trying to make the links pretty. We have urls like this: http://subdomain.domain.com/DynamicCountry/DynamicName/file.php What I'm trying to do is set the ...
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Should I replace non-user friendly URLs with friendly ones, and if so, how?

I have just added my site to Google Web Master Tools and discovered that some links (for example: In the section "Search Query / Top pages") have a URL format like: example.com/page.php?id=1234 This ...
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What is the best practice to have a number in the clean URL or not?

I'm confusing to choose my clean URL format for better SEO. Here are my two options: example.com/apple example.com/123/apple The first format is very clean. It would be much more familiar and ...
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Improvement of url by changing slash to underline or dash [duplicate]

I have a website with links similar to: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4183948/css-set-background if I change links to: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4183948_css-set-background ( / to _ ...
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Clean URLs - is it better to not have a colon or comma them?

I'm trying to create the following kind of URL: www.example.com/state:ca/type:apartment,condo/price:0,20000/ or www.example.com/state/ca/type/apartment/condo/price/0/20000 Is it better to not ...
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Canonical URL's for interchangeable parameters

I'm wondering how should I use canonical tags in such a case: I compare two items, lets say shoe brands. So one of my pages look like this: http://shoes.com/compare/adidas/vs/nike/ and another ...
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Clean URLs without PHP file extension

I want to make my URLs clean, for example: http://sample.com/about-me instead of: http://sample.com/about-me.php This is my code: RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond ...
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Does Google search past the ? or # characters of a URL?

Does Google search beyond the ? or # characters in a URL, example: http://mysite.com/support/general-questions/what-are-the-standard-features-and-functionality?node=node3_50346 Would I be better off ...
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Clean URL using index files or mod_rewrite

Is it better to make clean URL's using index files in directories or simply using mod_rewrite rules to remove the file extensions?
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URL encoding - what difference to SEO? + or _ or - [duplicate]

I have a URL e.g.: http://mysite.com/tracks/backing-track/101153/ABBA/Super+Trouper QUESTION does it make a difference to SEO when using + or - or _ in the URL between words? Is one more readable ...
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Why are extensions often hidden on URLs?

Many times I see that URL extensions are hidden (e.g. .html, .php), but not all websites do this. Why do webmasters hide the extension? Is it for security, for the URL to look cleaner, or for some ...
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URL Naming practise

Hi wanted to check if at the end of the URL (http://www.abcd.com/product-name/subproduct,default,sc.html) we have characters like default,sc and then .html, does having default,sc have an impact on ...
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SEO for a complex URL with multiple specifiers

I have a jobs website. There are categories and sub categories e.g the URL for builders is www.mydomain.com/jobs/all/active/202/tradesmen/799/builders/county/all Because of the framework I'm using ...
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Removing page levels/ keeping url clean

I have recently put my site live - http://www.soundplaza.co.uk I then bumped into a few articles mentioning about page length and depth and I was wondering if I should change the URL structure while ...
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“good” way to redirect users and robots for internationalization?

I have a website in Spanish and English. When there isn't any subdomain selected the preferred language is taken from the browser preferred language or a cookie. I have the following URLs ...
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clean urls and differences in hosts

I am developing a relatively static website, where I want to be able to access each page without typing .html (or .htm or .xhtml ...) at the end (/about not /about.html). I am developing using the ...
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Tricky mod_rewrite challenge

I list about 9,000 records on my little site. At the moment I'm showing them with a dynamic page, like http://domain.com/records.php?id=019031 But I'd like to start using meaningful URLs like this ...
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Rewrite rule for clean URLs using .htaccess isn't working for ID after “latestnews”

I am trying to implement clean URLs using .htaccess. Basically after searching for some time I found out this code RewriteRule latestnews/([a-zA-Z0-9]+)/$ ...
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Ars Technica .ars URL suffix — Vanity or SEO Benefit?

The Technology website Ars Technica has adjusted their URL rewrite rules to end with a .ars. Traditionally, sites have taken advantage of this URL rewriting capability to completely eliminate file ...
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Which Document Requires A Single Uri For Web Resources?

I know that giving short, clear URI that do not change with time is considered good manners, but I need to create a system that is designed not to have them. But to do this I need to go back and find ...
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How to suppress PHPSESSID in URL for Googlebot?

I use cookie based sessions, and they work for normal interaction with our site. However, when Googlebot comes crawling our PHP framework, Yii, needs to append ?PHPSESSID to each URL, which doesn't ...
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Facebook company pages, why some are simple urls and some are strange long urls?

I'm trying to set up this damn FB page for the company where I'm working for. I think it's probably useless stuff, but I want to give a try. I came up with this page: ...
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I want to run a URL shortener for my own usage, what do I need to do?

I am tired of using external URL shorteners, my favorite "tr.im" went out of business. I know there are some that will do reporting for me, but I want to run my own, so I can see the usage myself, for ...
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Clean URL: with or without “?”

Simple question What is better: http://www.example.com/product/123/subpage/456.html or http://www.example.com/product?123/subpage/456 As far as I know they would rank the same SEO wise, but my ...