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Do Google sitemap URLs need to be double urlencoded?

Do Google sitemap URLs need to be double urlencoded? I am submitting my sitemaps to Google and Google is having difficulty navigating to URLs that contain urlencoded characters. An example of a ...
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Google Webmaster tools - painlessly change 300,000 urls

I have a site with over 300,000 products. Many of these products have non-alphanumeric characters in their names. I have encoded these, rendering thousands of links that look like this: ...
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URLs in Google Webmaster Tools are shown with “percent-encoding”

Our site is using Greek characters for some pages. So in Webmaster Tools -> Crawl -> Crawl Errors, the URLs are shown in a format like: ...
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Are there disadvantages an literal + instead of an encoded + (%2B) in an URL?

A client of mine has a product ending with a plus-sign (e.g. Google+) and would like the webpage of this product to have an URL that is human-readable (i.e. an URL that doesn't contain %2B). Since ...
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Do some mail clients automatically urldecode %2b strings?

We have an email address verification process on our website. The site first generates an appropriate key as a string mykey It then encodes that key as a bunch of bytes &$dac~ʌ����! It then ...
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URL encoding - what difference to SEO? + or _ or - [duplicate]

I have a URL e.g.: http://mysite.com/tracks/backing-track/101153/ABBA/Super+Trouper QUESTION does it make a difference to SEO when using + or - or _ in the URL between words? Is one more readable ...
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How to handle URLs with diacritic characters

I am wondering how to handle URLs which correspond to strings containing diacritic (á, ǚ, ´...). I believe what we're seeing mostly are URLs where diacritic characters where converted to their closest ...
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“C# grid control”: how to encode this in URL from SEO perspective?

We are developing a WinForms grid control, and selling it thru our website worldwide. At the current stage of SEO works, we found that there are many popular search phrases with the "c#" word we can ...
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SEO issue with long UTF-8/ non-English URL?

I have URLs in Thai language e.g. วิธีการหลีกเลี่ยงข้อผิดพลาดทั้ง-8-ในชีวิตการแต่งงาน. Once it's encoded into ASCII, it becomes extremely long - 466 characters. SEOQuake prompts me that this is an ...
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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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What browser is sending user agent beginning mozilla/5.0+, tramslates & into &

We've got a website which has been running for a few years now. One of our customers has just started having an intermittent problem. Looking at our iis6.0 logs the service works correctly when they ...
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Should plus be encoded in mailto: hyperlinks?

When placing an email address with an address tag (aka sub-addressing) in a mailto hyperlink … <a href="mailto:username+foo@example.com">mail us now!</a> … should the plus ...
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Will URL encoding the image names affect Google

Just wondering if it makes any difference to Google whether or not I URL encode the image names when linking to them. For example if I have an image named "test-1234-!.jpg", does it make a difference ...
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Does URL encoding create duplicate content?

An SEO expert was testing my site, and noticed that my URLs contained the special character :. He said that would create duplicate content, because google would interpret any url containing : as two ...
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Javascript and PHP how should I en/decode my data

I would like to know in what encryption should I encode my data and why. First of all, I use GET method because it is search engine inside website. Second, I use RTL language (hebrew). And third which ...
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URLEncode of full URL

I am using the PHP urlencode() function to escape chars for anchor tags (). Why can't I use the function on a full URL such as ...