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Site migration questions— PHP, link structure & SEO

I'm working on a massive site overhaul and the main structural change will be a move from static HTML to PHP. I work for an art gallery, and having the artist names in URLs is critical. We already ...
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line monitoring of phonograms (songs) of radio [closed]

I need to create a monitoring system of phonograms (songs) of radio and television online through streaming so on, but my team and know the way to develop this monitoring system, I know there ...
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46 views

Does masking a subfolder with .htaccess have a negative effect on SEO?

My website is physically located at example.com/websitedirectory. I am masking the folder so that the document root folder is redirected to /websitedirectory and the folder is masked, so that it ...
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1answer
46 views

My Server is returning a 404 instead of 403 when access if forbidden - is it good or bad?

via .htaccess, I forbid access to folders that have no index page inside (domain.com/images for example), and also block my site completely for several user-agents (such as wget). When I test to see ...
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970 views

Should I block agent Wget/1.12 (linux-gnu)?

Is that a scraper? It tried accessing my site which is currently password protected for testing purposes. shall I block it?
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1answer
56 views

Non HTTPS site is indexed as HTTPS in Google Search

I have hosted a site over shared hosting (ipage) and not have setup SSL certificate (which I don't need), but some how Google have indexed it as HTTPS link which popup security error on opening it. ...
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1answer
53 views

.htaccess port 80 to another port SEO impact?

I am using the Ghost blogging platform. By default to access the blog you go to blog.my-site.com:2368 of course this makes for a ugly, unfriendly URL. I am using .htaccess to change the behavior so ...
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2answers
489 views

I am changing my file extensions in URLs, how to keep my good SEO results?

We have a website with good SEO results. For design reasons I have to update the design and I have to change file names from .html to .php. But I keep my domain name! What should I do in order to ...
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1answer
31 views

SEO changing main domain in Google Search results?

At the moment there is 3 domains pointing to same server for content, and of course their have the canonical URL set to tell Google about the duplicate content, but the questions is, if we take into ...
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How to perform a 301 redirect with .htaccess and PHP

The website I am referencing in my question is http://www.bgmenus.com. I have successfully created clean urls like this for my listings: http://bgmenus.com/five-guys/341 I rewrote those using this: ...
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1answer
73 views

How can I set my robots.txt file to let bots not crawl certain folders in root directory?

I have a small website with about 20 pages with .html extensions, containing unique articles I wrote consisting of about 1000 words or more. These 20 pages are the main feature of my site. Root ...
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1answer
12 views

find-new/posts&recent=1 as homepage: what about SEO? [duplicate]

I can't change the URL of my website with .htaccess, because the query does not work anymore if I make it a pretty URL, so I am desparate to know what impact this will have on SEO. I mean, I have to ...
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122 views

SEO friendly URL

I want to create SEO friendly URL for my website. I am creating a .htaccess file but these file not run in Bluehost. Bluehost gets an "Internal Server Error": The server encountered an internal ...
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1answer
46 views

Rebranding: how do I redirect my website to a new domain, and blog to a subdomain?

I have a website that I am rebranding and using a new domain name for. Right now it is primarily a blog hosted at the root. I am going to be redirecting from www.old.com to www.new.com, and I also ...
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1answer
62 views

Prevent Google Indexing SubDomains

I have cPanel Hosting with only 1 IP. I'm in the process of pointing all my TLDS over to this server. I have created 'Addon Domains' and all the folders from which it creates are located in sub ...
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13 views

Main index redirect to sub folder (e.g. domain.com/site) [duplicate]

Main index file is at mydomain.com/site I want to do a redirect from mydomain.com to mydomain.com/site. What is the most google-friendly way to do this?
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1answer
49 views

Remove Lots of index pages from google bot from same directory.

My question is about Google bot, seo and webmaster. may be this is not right place for ask, but if person not know so where he place his question he doesn't know!!! If you know my question's answer ...
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1answer
113 views

Rewrite rule for friendly URLs to index.php is not working from htaccess

Trying to get SEO Friendly URLs to work for my website using the following htaccess: RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-l RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond ...
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1answer
70 views

Redirect multiple files using .htaccess

I have a lot of files with a lot of sub directories which I moved one folder up, so, say, instead of example.com/cdn/folder/folder/file.html, it now looks like this ...
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1answer
85 views

URL is generating a /#!/splash-page

My site for some reason is generating a shebang - /#!/splash-page on the URL. For example when I type www.modernvintage1005.com, the browser returns www.modernvintage1005.com/#!/splash-page and every ...
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2answers
57 views

htaccess 301 redirect for payment page

I have a client who currently runs a venue and has ticket purchases made available through a third party. The way the site currently works is that there is a standard href in the nav menu to the ...
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2answers
136 views

Replacing an existing website – SEO considerations for broken links?

I have built a new website to replace a client's existing company website on the same URL. The content is entirely different, and none of the page links are the same. Do I have any issues to worry ...
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2answers
83 views

301 redirects and non-existent directories

I just wanted to clarify something; my boss often messes up and tells a customer to go to a specific directory; i.e. mysite.co.uk/directory/ instead of the actual correct URL ...
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2answers
232 views

301 redirect all pages with a specific extension

I have a website that is not on ASP anymore, it's a Drupal 7 website now. I need to use an .htaccess file to redirect with code 301 all pages with .asp extension to the 404 page or a specific URL. ...
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99 views

Is it worth to redirect images folder through .htaccess even if changes done in path to show on front end?

I am considering to move my images from folder site/userimages to subfolder site/images/userimages. The changes will be done in PHP files regarding the path change so that images do continue to show ...
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2answers
245 views

Does it make sense to throw a 404 error with PHP?

Problem Description Hi, The current setting of my .htaccess file does not allow any kind of 404 (as far as I know). I mean, it captures every kind of url like mysite.com/asfasfasf then sends it to ...
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1answer
66 views

How to keep my site error-free after chaning my site's URLS?

My site is almost static. It has 64 pages. These pages before today were named with underscore. After checking my sites SEO with WooRank, the site advices me to change underscore links to dash links. ...
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1answer
61 views

Cyclic redirection in .htaccess

I have the following .htaccess file: AddDefaultCharset utf-8 RewriteEngine on Options +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch RewriteBase / # redirect all www-requests to no-www # - RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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0answers
11 views

Is single page website bad for SEO? [duplicate]

Suppose I have a website for a company which I want to SEO. Think of two scenarios: 1) There is only index.php, and for /about /contact sections I do it like this: index.php?what=about , ...
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1answer
142 views

Site migration and SEO impact

I'd greatly appreciate a response on the following question relating to site migration and SEO impact. Here's some background on how my domain name and site is currently configured: My domain name ...
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2answers
172 views

SEO penalization after 301 redirect

A client asked to re-do his website entirely. After I finished, I uploaded the new website into a folder of the old one, so the new one is in www.oldwebsite.com/new/. The old has few pages, static ...
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1answer
41 views

Why would my new WordPress site require a 301 redirect?

I just finished moving a site from localhost to its final domain, and the thing is that the SEO guys is saying I need to make a "301 redirect" from the old site to the new one, but there is no such ...
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2answers
531 views

SEO on multilanguage website URL

I'm setting up a multilanguage website and I would like to have your help to take the best decision as regard SEO. After reading this. I would like to change my URLs from this form ...
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2answers
178 views

Using .htaccess for proper indexing/SEO of timthumb images

I don't know a whole lot about the intricacies of SEO so I was wondering if someone here could provide some insight to this problem. When you use the php script timthumb on a website, it means images ...
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2answers
168 views

Does https affect me from being indexed?

In my .htaccess, I am forwarding all non secure traffic to https: RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} !^443$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://site.com/$1 [R=permanent] My website still hasn't been indexed yet and ...
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1answer
219 views

Is my .htaccess settings hurting SEO?

I have a site that I have redirecting to HTTPS. I do this to leverage wildcard SSL for my password protected pages. Everything seems to work fine with testing. For example, whether you type in HTTP or ...
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2answers
358 views

301 redirect to 404 page?

Currently i'm migrating www. prefix from my urls and use htaccess to do the job. Since we have new software and cleaned database some of the old urls doesnt exists anymore. Therefore some requests ...
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1answer
82 views

301 re-direct all external links to new domain

I have changed the main domain to a sub-domain & would like to re-direct all external links to the new sub domain. Have read a few articles but having no luck editing the .htaccess as it might be ...
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1answer
194 views

Removing 301 redirect from site root

I'm having a look at a friends website (a fairly old PHP based one) which they've been advised needs re-structuring. The key points being: URLs should be lower case and more "friendly". The root ...
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2answers
227 views

How do sites avoid SEO issues and legalities with subdomain unique ids?

I was looking through a few websites recently and noticed a trend I'm not sure I understand. Sites are creating unique referral URLs for customers in the form of: http://customname.site.com (If ...
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1answer
349 views

Need a generic way to create SEO friendly URL

I have searched a lot and implemented many many Regular Expression in my .htaccess file but can not succeed. How do I find a generic way that make my URL SEO friendly? Currently this is in my ...
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1answer
261 views

Limited 301 Redirect performance in .htaccess?

I'm in a situation and haven't been able to find a proper solution after much research. I'm working with a client who just built a new website with a different URL structure. After the website was ...
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4answers
770 views

htaccess 301 redirect help needed(removing GET parameters)

Due to some issues in my site many pages are visible as duplicate using : www.example.com/page.html?task=view but it's content is exactly same as www.example.com/page.html. One way is to use http 301 ...
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2answers
3k views

Can .htaccess slow down a site?

I'm working with a client on an e-commerce website. I implemented clean URLs using .htaccess. I also used .htaccess to solve canonical issues such as redirecting www to non-www and removing index.php ...
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votes
2answers
563 views

Difference between “/” at end of URL and without “/” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does it make a difference if your url ends in a trailing slash or not? Why treat these as different URLs? I am doing a 301 redirect in my WP application using ...
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1answer
1k views

Will adding “www.” to my domain setting in Google Analytics impact already collected data?

I have a profile in Google Analytics (GA) that has been collecting data for a year. The domain setting in GA is "http://example.com". The site, however, will redirect any non-www request, to ...
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2answers
569 views

Redirecting URLs when launching a new website - how to avoid dropping page rank

i have over 100 urls in my website which i need to redirect: E.g. /page/how-to-bake-chocolate-cookies/ will redirect to /cookies/how-to-bake-chocolate-cookies/ /page/contact/ will redirect to ...
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3answers
887 views

How do I block US users from my website without interfering with SEO?

My website uses Apache 2.2.14 (which forwards all requests to Tomcat underneath). I need to block all US users from accessing the website (and potentially users from other countries). But importantly ...
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1answer
2k views

How do I make SEO friendly URLs from my PHP pages?

I'm pretty new to this and was wondering how to turn my site URLs into SEO friendly URLs using .htaccess and mod_rewrite? My URLs take the form mydomain.com/index.php?pid=1&pagename=Some Page I ...
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1answer
167 views

Stop searches showing tld domain sites appearing as subdirectory of main holding site domain?

I'm not sure if this is a problem specific to how my hosting is structured or not. Let's say the main domain for my account is maindomain.com (for purpose of discussion) I am building other sites, ...