A URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is an address for a file or resource that specifies where that resource is, and how to go about retrieving it.

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How duplicate must two pages be in order for one to require rel=canonical?

I've been reading up on: <link rel="canonical" href="(original url)"> And one thing that I'm trying to figure out is the lowest percent of duplication must any two pages need to be in order ...
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What effect does a URL length have on search engine indexing?

Once again, I tested some URL's of my site via powermapper tools, and now I receive the following issue: W3C Best Practices - Some pages violate these guidelines. Keep URLs shorter than 78 ...
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Full Domain Name Or Acronym? [duplicate]

I read on MOZ that a domain name should ideally be less than 15 characters. My current domain name for a WIP website is ANightInBurlington.com, which is 18 before the .com, and without http:// or www. ...
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Optimal URL structure for directory-like site [duplicate]

I'm building a site where organic SEO is very important for me. It's a niche, there's very little competition, and any edge I can get will help me out tremendously. That being said, which URL ...
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Should I include product URLs in my Sitemap, if I have Google Shopping?

Well, the title says it all, really. We already have Google Shopping, where they have data for all of our products in the product feed, including URLs. Should I still include the URLs to the products, ...
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Schema links and HTTPS

In the process of moving to 100% HTTPS on a site, I performed a site-wide search for http:// in an effort to find potential problems. One common class of instances included "schema links" (certainly ...
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Could BingBot's case-insensitive url handling of my js files impact SEO?

BingBot loaded the root of my page, and the included JS. The JS url contains base64-encoded binary data, because hex was unnecessarily long. Singe BingBot requests all url's in lowercase, the base64 ...
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Trying to improve code-text ratio without a catch-22

My website has several subdomains with it that represent each major section of the website and I have that to allow search engines to understand what each section is about. My problem lies with the ...
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Do shorter URLs benefit the pagerank and overall SEO value of pages vs. a longer categorised url showing the site structure

We are coming to the end of a long project in which we are upgrading our client's site from a custom built CMS to the latest version of Umbraco CMS whilst also making their website responsive. As part ...
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Using preventDefault() to cloak links bad for SEO?

I'm thinking of doing something like this: <a href="http://www.example.com" data-href="http://www.affiliatelink.com">Link</a> When a user hovers the link they will see ...
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How to create a Goolge Play Music URI?

For a service I'm building I need to link to google play music. Any idea how to create a URI? Or is there an other way to open google play music?
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URL appearance in Google results

Why do some Google results show the http prefix in the green URL and some don’t?
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Get parameters and duplicate content [duplicate]

I am working on a project where I am building a search which I want to get a fresh copy on each load. Looked it up and found that the only way to accomplice this is to set a get parameter each time ...
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How to prevent redirect from spam website to mine? [duplicate]

A strange thing has happened.. A spam website when opened is now redirecting to my website. It's only 1 spam website which does this. This was found in a fluke, there's no evidence in the logs at my ...
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How do I handle the URL of an article that sits in more than one category

In our knowledge base (hosted in Wordpress) we have one article that is relevant to 2 categories. I do not want to duplicate the article and have it sitting separately in each category for fear of ...
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How to add category in URL for Wordpress theme

We are having trouble getting the category name into the URL. We want to use the following structure: example.com/knowledge-base/category-name/article-name For some reason our wordpress theme ...
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City, SEO friendly URL

It is recommended to use city title in url. For example example.com/london example.com/los-angeles The problem is, that, for example, city with title "London" is presented in Canada, England, USA ...
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Wordpress installation in same directory as another CMS

I have an issue whereby we need to install Wordpress in the root directory - where our main CMS is housed. This is to fix a URL structure inconsistency issue with different languages on the site and ...
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How to fail in case of incorrect URI parameter?

What is the correct way to fail when the user provides a wrong or not applicable value for a query parameter? with a HTTP 406 Not Acceptable status code and a page describing the issue with a HTTP ...
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What is the difference between HTTP and URLs? [closed]

What is the difference between HTTP and a URL as used for a website? How is that related to the layers of HTTP?
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Should I do a permanent redirect on URLs with varying querystrings?

We have moved our website from classic ASP to Magento. In the process almost all our URLs have changed. I noticed some old style URL requests are being made with Google campaign tracking in the ...
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Why Google indexed the preview URL of domain?

I have some problems when the web host updated the plesk desk and the server. I looked to see which pages are indexed site:www.charchas.gr and then I looked for the preview ...
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Is it bad to use parentheses in a URL

Is it bad to use parentheses within a site's URLs? For example in my site, I have broken a three part article as such: www.example.com/article-on-some-subject-(part-1-abc) ...
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Heroku CNAME redirect leads to www.www

I'm trying to use a domain name I have on Namecheap with Heroku. Heroku's documentation advised a CNAME Alias. In the past, I've gotten other domains on the same service (Namecheap) to work with ...
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How to prevent redirect from spam website to my website? [closed]

A strange thing has happened.. A spam website when opened is now redirecting to my website. It's only 1 spam website which does this. It's like IAmSpam.com url redirecting to my website ...
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How to remove parameters from getting indexed on my desktop link from mobile site?

I have example.com and m.example.com which both rel=canonical and rel=alternate to each other. On my mobile site I have a "desktop site" link that links to example.com?mobileOut that opts out of the ...
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URLs posted with @ in the path are not autolinked properly, are they valid?

I have a site where users post comments. Often, those comments have URLs to a video streaming site with URLs in the following format: My site does not link the latter part comprising @57m58s which ...
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What is the htaccess code for a clean URL for a user profile page?

I have tried code given on under topic clean URLs using .htaccess, but it is nor working on my website. Actually I am getting static content, but not getting parameters (dynamic content.) My ...
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Frequently deleting URLs, bad for SEO?

I have a site where it promote offers, which typically have expiration dates. The URLs look like www.mysite.com/some-unique-offer-that-will-expire I want these pages to be indexed by search engines, ...
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Which is a better folder name to use in my URL? [closed]

We are putting together a knowledge base with various self service articles as well as technical documentation for an opensource application we're building. We obviously want the articles to be ...
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Subdomain of subdomain? How is it possible?

I saw a subdomain of a subdomain:  meta.unix.stackexchange.com How is it possible? Because in hosting/dns providers I only can configure subdomains, not subdomains of subdomains, i.e.: ...
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Move blogger homepage to custom URL

My Blogger blog is example.com. I tried to make my homepage URL as example.com/euphoria but couldn't find a way to do it through googling. I came to know that it not possible to create subfolder in ...
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How do I improve the rate at which Google crawls my website?

Google is not crawling my website. I want to be in the search results as soon as possible. How do I get Google to crawl faster?
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SEO when creating many URLs for a page that differ only by the name of the person that created the link

I'm developing a referral system for my website, and the way it works now is to generate an unique URL like www.example.net/public/referral/UNIQUE_URL. This page is just a normal registry page like ...
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Chrome ignores link to external protocol

When I click on a button, the href is for the external protocol mayApp://. Chrome ignores this. I want it to show it somehow (address bar is preferable). I use web automation to verify this link. I ...
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Tracking multiple URLs as a single page with Google Analytics

I run a website where the user is able to create a bespoke page from a template, which is published with a custom URL. For example: http://example.com/customer-bespoke-url-1 ...
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Redesign with changing URL Structure and SPA impact on SEO [closed]

We run a popular news website and it has been online for around 4 or 5 years. The design is old, code base evolved into spaghetti and the management wants to create a new identity with a complete ...
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Apache 2.4 Loads Image Files Even Without Extension. Why?

I have an HTML page with the following: <img src=J3 width="100" height="150" alt="Student Name" style="float:left;"/> In the same directory there is an image file, J3.jpg. The page ...
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SEO implications of using different content with the same URL for campaign purposes

I'm assessing the feasibility of serving up slightly different content based on the campaign ad that is clicked on. In many aspects, this will be similar in approach to serving up different languages ...
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What should be Blog page URL if we think regarding SEO friendly [duplicate]

I am going to integrate BLOG to my website. Which is best SEO friendly URL for blog from below : 1 - blog.mysite.com 2 - mysite.com/blog Please advice me so I can do as per that. I am SEO beginner ...
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SEO for a website with a commercial and a residential versions that use the same images and mostly the same text

A website I'm currently working on requires there to be both a residential and commercial version of the website. The two versions will be quite similar across the board, but the copy will have some ...
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Should i change EXISTING (NOT NEW) Urls with underscores to hyphens for SEO? [duplicate]

Please note that this is for existing URLs, not new. I know that Google says it is recommended to have Url's to display a hyphen(-) instead of a underscore(_) in the url as a keyword seperator ...
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Robots: block /lang/page from the index but keep /page

My URL structure looks a bit like this: /group1/ /group2/ /group3/ Group3 (and it's subpages) are also available in another language at the following URLs. A lang prefix was added to this URL: ...
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Effects of different URL slug implementations on search engine rankings?

There are different ways of using URL slugs to specify the location of website content. For example, slugs can be implemented as: Query strings: example.com/some_function?slug=the_url_slug Arguments ...
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How to create and upload a sitemap when pages can be created by multiple users?

I am using Google Webmaster Tools for my web site. There are multiple users in my website and they dynamically create pages like the following and many more combinations. /site1/Home ...
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Impact of custom redirect urls with arguments on seo [duplicate]

I am looking for best practices in SEO and links redirects. I see some links with intermediate urls like http://mywebsite.test/redirect.aspx?source=Default.aspx&target=nextlink.aspx or ...
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How to redirect a user to the content of a different URL while still showing the original URL to the user?

I use a domain (www.example.com), which I would like to redirect to an different web space (www.example1.com/user567). What I use so far is an index file with a redirect header: <?php // ...
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What is the proper response header when an address is not available but its parent is available and is displayed?

My website addresses has a hierarchy structure. When one page is requested, and it is not a valid address, it tries to find its parent, and if the later exists, it will show it. Now, my question is ...
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Why are people trying to surf to example.com/{{link}}?

I’ve noticed in Google Analytics accessed URLs such as example.com/{{link}}. Is this like an hacking attempt or is there some simple explanation that made some reach such a weird link? Either way, I ...
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Well structured URLs vs. URLs optimized for SEO

Let’s take an example of a movie site. So a well structured set of URLs for this site can be: Movie page - example.com/movies/the-matrix Review for movie - example.com/movies/the-matrix/reviews ...