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non-cachable Canonical redirect of www to non-www

I know this question is debatable for the whole eternity, and most likely nobody knows the real philosophy of this problem. But I'm trying to solve the problem about 301 and 302 response headers in ...
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43 views

Multilingual website without any index file in the root folder

My client has a very simple website with two different languages and I decided to make a separate folder for each language, for example: domain.com/en/ domain.com/de/ But in the root folder there's ...
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39 views

Is using URL parameters bad for SEO? [duplicate]

I recently noticed that my web page have problems with Google and good search results. Many of the existing SEO tools suggests that my website uses bad URLs for SEO. I'm using a single PHP file that ...
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148 views

.htaccess URL rewriting friendly URL with 2 parameters, the second parameter is optional

I'm kind of stuck at this part and was hoping that I'd get some assistance. I'm building a highscores page in PHP, that's going great, it works. However, I dislike the idea of index.php?skill=name and ...
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1answer
66 views

CDN virtual subdomain causes duplicated content

I have created a subdomain and a CNAME record which points to the domain root. The subdomain www.static.example.com is actually a copy of the entire website www.example.com and it is supposed to act ...
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1answer
47 views

SEO results in updating periodically a 301 redirect

I'm in the unfortunate situation of managing a very old website, that has been passed by the hands of at least 5 webmasters. Each has implemented new sections and other pages without regarding ...
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2answers
114 views

Changing from parameter to readable URLs 301 redirect

I've recently changed my URLs with parameters to more readable URLs with the following .htaccess: RewriteRule ^page/([A-Za-z0-9-+_\s]+)$ /index.php?n=$1 [L] RewriteRule ...
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44 views

Making a dynamic robots.txt but system is appending forward slash

I am making robots.txt dynamically instead of creating a physical robots.txt file. I am making this from the CMS and the system is appending a forward slash to every page. In the case of robots.txt, I ...
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67 views

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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20 views

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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1answer
70 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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73 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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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
73 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
82 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
528 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
39 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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77 views

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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101 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
13 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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169 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
68 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
74 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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15 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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67 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
146 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
83 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
103 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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58 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
142 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 ...
2
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2answers
98 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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275 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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103 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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306 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
68 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
98 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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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
185 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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195 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
42 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
704 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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votes
2answers
194 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 ...
2
votes
2answers
180 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
228 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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votes
2answers
390 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
86 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
203 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
232 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
366 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
278 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 ...