Name used to identify different files.

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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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How to name image files in multi language site?

I have one site with two languages: English and Spanish for example. What would be the proper convention to name image files? From my point of view it would be stupid to duplicate image and then name ...
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URL rewrite - should I write a fake file suffix (.html) or something more realistic to the platform? (like .asp or .cfm)

First, I'd like to preface this question by stating that I insist upon publishing a file name suffix, but only on the outer most entity of our site, the detail pages. I do realize the suffix is not ...
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ASP to HTML - 301 redirects (SEO rankings before and after)

I need to change the extension of the default pages and many other pages like .asp to .html, should I use a 301 redirect? The website is in the top 10 results for many keywords, I don't want to lose ...
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Include number and date in Apache log file names

I'm trying to figure out how to include the current date and the IP number of the current host inside the Apache log file names, but I fail how to see how I can do that. Part of that has to do with ...
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Creating custom file endings for webpages - .php - .html - .rb ect [duplicate]

I was looking through the dafont.com site and noticed that for their individual font pages they have the file ending .font ie. http://www.dafont.com/chopin-script.font how have they done this, as ...
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Are file extensions taken into account as a ranking factor? [duplicate]

Some one asked me this other day and although i was pretty sure the awnser was no, as i couldnt see it being a relivant ranking factor does any one know if file type counts in SEO. ie. for the search ...
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Does a filename's location (relative to the root) effect it's SEO?

I apologize if this answer is already somewhere else, I've searched for a while and come up empty. My company has hired a 3rd party SEO company to help with our rankings. Most of the suggestions ...
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What should the maximum length of a filename be, and would that affect SEO?

I am working on an artist's portfolio website. Let's say I want each artwork's image filename to contain its basic information, like so: Category - Artwork Title - Size, Medium, Year.jpg In actual ...
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sitemap.xml file extension, does it have to be .xml?

Do XML sitemap files have to end with the .xml file extension? On the Bigcommerce platform, their XML sitemap file are defined as: http://www.examplesite.com/xmlsitemap.php The sitemap file is ...
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Organizing website files

I want to start creating my website but I have a few questions. http://website.com/directory/webpage - in this kind of website, it does not display a .php or .HTML extension at the end. How to ...
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Change name of audio file for download

I have some mp3 files which are named "my-audio.mp3" but now the client wants the visitor to be able to download and save these files to their desktop. He doesn't like the name with the hyphen and ...
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Is it worth it to change my entire user images file structure to take advantage of simple browser caching?

On one of my mobile sites, I simply store my user's profile images as '1.jpg' in their user folder, and incrementally go from there for any extra pics they upload. This means that whenever they change ...
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How to have my customized extension?

I have recently found a .htaccess trick in which I can remove file extension from the URL, example.com/file.html looks like example.com/file Now my humor says that I can replace any extension to my ...
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Apache log analytic's

Been trying for a while to get this script fully working I think I'm nearly there. Ok so I basically need the script to show 3 things, email address - Browser type - Time logged in. ...
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How does duplicate file and directory names affects SEO

I have some 40 crawl errors in my website, those are pointing to files which are not existing. and I want to resolve all 404 errors I dont have acccess to .htaccess file. Because i am on shared ...
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Convenient practice for where to place images?

A lot of developers place all image files inside a central directory, for example: /i/img/ /images/ /img/ Isn't it better (e.g. content architecture, on-page SEO, code maintainability, filename ...
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What should filenames and URLs of images contain for SEO benefit?

We know that good site architecture usually looks like this: example-company.com/ example-company.com/about/ example-company.com/contact/ example-company.com/products/ ...
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Confirm if trailing slash is acceptable for a file, rather than a directory

I have been reading on here and Google results for a few hours now including this question and the links therein and many others. Including a URI building styleguide from the w3c and others. I have ...
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Download Link for Custom File Type

I have a client that wants to make their products firmware files available for download on their website. The firmware files have a custom extension: .bi2. The client wants the files to be downloaded ...
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Folder naming convention in a web development

I'm just wondering whether it would be appropriate/acceptable to use the following folder naming convention within a website development? For folders which the end users will see as part of the URL: ...
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SEO - File naming [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I use hyphens or underscores? Hi For the file name "mission-and-vision.htm" or "mission_and_vision.htm", which one is good for SEO(separator "-" or "_")? Thanks
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Nouns as FILENAMES: singar or plural form?

Dear folks, two scenarios where FILE_NAMES.PHP should be best representing the audiences searching for it. /poster.php /design.php OR /posters.php /designs.php Q1. What do you ...
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Do keyword-based filenames and URLs really matter?

We've developed a dynamic web application which uses URLs such as product.cfm?id=42 but our marketing team says we should use search friendly URLs and put our keywords into the URLs (so it would be ...