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Best way to handle ignored Rel=Canonical?

My Google Analytics is reporting organic traffic for URL's with a QueryString attached, even though there's a Canonical tag that points to the preferred (non-QueryStringed) version. Would the best ...
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Facebook and different URLs for each sharer, could this affect the amount it is shared

On my quiz site, I have been allowing people to share the quizzes with their friends using the Facebook sharer popup. At first I just let them share the quiz on it's own, but I decided it would be ...
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Error 404 after rewrite query strings with htaccess

I'm trying to redirect the URLs of a client's website like this: www.localsite.com/immobile.php?id_immobile=24 In something like this: www.localsite.com/immobile/24.php I'm using this rule in ...
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RewriteRule with Query_String

I have http//royatlon.north.com/cybersource/fp/clear.png?org_id=1snn5n9w&session_id=sterling40272003&m=1 and I would like to rewrite it to this: ...
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How can I prevent query strings from impacting Google Analytics?

In Google Analytics I am seeing URLs that should be treated as the same page are showing in GA as unique. For example: /?optimizely_log=false&optimizely_cache_buster=1389806928991 ...
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Interpret data from Google Analytics (queries)

I have this data in my Google Analytics > acquisition > search engine optimization > queries: I don't really understand how to interpret it. What does it mean the writing under the big numbers? ...
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Querystring case differences and duplicate content [duplicate]

I'm wondering if the difference in case with the following two querystring parameters would cause any duplicate content issues for Google? /detail.aspx?aID=164 /detail.aspx?aid=164 Within the web ...
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In Google Analytics, collect the site search query parameter only on a specific page

I've set up site-search for our main Google Analytics profile, which filters GET named "q". While this works nicely, it also collects data from our starting page (which contains a dealer locator which ...
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Adding query string to url already indexed, will cause problem with SEO?

I have to change the urls of my site, from something like: www.site.com/page.html to www.site.com/page.html?value=randomvalue This will cause problems with SEO?
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URL with query disables caching?

Does having a query string attached to a URL cause browsers to never cache it? For instance, my site does something like this: /radar-picture.png?v=sep2013 And it would appear that FireFox never ...
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Is it recommend to create sitemaps with query strings (i.e. URL parameters)?

I am considering creating a "My products" page on a site where a user will be able to search for product information. This page will also display the product information. I need google to know about ...
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IIS 7 URL Rewrite Rule using query string variable

Trying to create a URL Rewrite rule for IIS 7.5 to read the query string parameter and redirect requests to a new URL structure - for example: http://www.example.com/people/profile.aspx?dw to a new ...
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Best way to handle query string params no longer used [duplicate]

A client's SEO "expert" has recently asked us to redirect hundreds of URLs to the home page but we're not sure if her request is the best way of going about it. Here's the situation: The clients ...
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What are the pro and cons of using friendly URLs compared to query parameters (and vice versa)? [duplicate]

I am noticing that more and more sites prefer using "friendly URLs" over adding information as query parameters. For example: domain.com/product/3343/ compared to ...
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How do I redirect a URL using rewrite in .htaccess that has a question mark and forward slash where page.html is the variable?

Hello and thanks to all who contribute to this seemingly mind boggling puzzle. I apologize in advance if .htaccess questions belong on server fault. So I have to move a domain to our hosting servers, ...
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Making Search Queries Indexable

Looking around, most sites (eg. Amazon) encode the parameters of searches into query string. This means that search engines cannot index these queries. Why don't such sites use URLs rather than query ...
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Pass IMG SRC via GET and echo it? Is that really secure?

I was wondering how I can make a really simple GET and echo request more secure The code: $src = $_GET['src']; echo "<img src='$src' />"; Basically, I have a URL like ...
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Apache rewrite rule that matches a specific query string

I need to rewrite a specific wordpress url to a 404 error: ?page_id=15 => 404 How can I match the query string? Apparently Apache doesn't feed that to the rewrite mod...
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Google and querystring parameter capitalization?

I looked all over the web, but I could not find an answer to this. We all know that Google treats different capitalization of Urls as potentially duplicate content. My question is, what about ...
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Does Google Analytics automatically handle URLs containing a jsessionid?

When a user visits my web site, the first page they load has a jsessionid appended to the URL like this: http://foo.com/Welcome.do;jsessionid=1234567890abcdef Note that the jsessionid parameter is ...
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how to deal with URLs containing lot of spammy keywords?

I'm writing a big index of documents and I'm dealing with URLs as example I will use the car industry: somesite.com/manifacturer-mazda_model-miata_engine-1600cc_gas_color-red_hard-top-spider_[[A LOT ...
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Just discovered something I never knew about 404 - could someone explain this

I had always thought that placing anything spurious after the 404 which the server didn't understand would result in a 404; however I had a closer look at a WordPress site which I was building and ...
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Analytics referrer forum thread

When I'm in analytics I sometimes get a referral from a forum, something like: http://forums.example.com Then when I click on it, it gives me a page like: /viewTopic.php Is there any way to get ...
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Google Analytics include querystring

I've taken an advert out on a site with instruction to point it to: http://www.example.com/?source=gmb In Analytics, how do I go about analysing it's data? I can't find anywhere to see people who ...
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How should incorrectly encoded URLs be handled?

Just recently noticed that some sites link with the URL incorrectly percent-encoded, to which my server (LAMP) responds with a 404 Not Found. For example, for a URL of mine like this: ...
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How can I identify unknown query string fragments that are coming to my site?

In the Google Analytics content overview for a site that I work on, the home page is getting many pageviews with some unfamiliar query string fragments, example: ...
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Where is the query string pagewanted=all coming from?

On my site I use CodeIgniter, which does not allow any use of query strings. Any unacceptable characters in a URL result in a 400 error. In Google Webmaster Tools I'm seeing several crawl errors ...
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Serve pages based on search query AND avoid cloaking

I have a website offering translation services in several languages (www.your-translations.com), as well as many articles for translators and translation software. Most visitors come from search ...
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Why is it preferable to use paths with slashes instead of query-string variables in a web page URL?

Why is it preferable to use paths with slashes instead of query-string variables in a web page URL?