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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?
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How do I disallow a specific query string in robots.txt?

I have the URL http://www.example.com/shopping/books/?b=9 and the following robots.txt file: User-agent: * Disallow: /?b=9 But when I test this in Google Webmaster Tool's robots.txt tester it ...
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Broken URL requests with “?rand=0.nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn” querystrings from Chrome users

I've recently noticed a number of errors in our sites' error logs which are a result of what appears to be a cache-buster being incorrectly added to URLs. The requests in question all seem to have ...
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How can I use .htaccess to respond with 403 forbidden status for URLs that contain a query string?

Some bots have been crawling my site for every link that ends with: ?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter I haven't checked out its IP. Then other bots (10+) follow the link rules ...
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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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Is the order of querystring parameters a factor in duplicate content in Google?

I was reading this post here. But it does not answer my question fully. I have 2 URL's display that the same content, but contain the exact same query string parameters, the URL's are pretty much the ...