A URL rewrite engine is software that modifies a web URL's appearance (URL rewriting). Rewritten URLs (sometimes known as short, fancy URLs, or search engine friendly - SEF) are used to provide shorter and more relevant-looking links to web pages. The technique adds a degree of separation between ...

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In a URI, what does the suffix “.do” stand for?

I see URI ending in ".do" on some enterprise websites. I've always been curious to know what that stands for, but my Google searches have so far not turned up an answer. Here is an example from ATT ...
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Is a blank really a directory when dealing with mod-rewrite?

I spent about 20 minutes wrapping my head around this, and finally came to a solution but did not know why it worked. The important lines (as it relates to this question) in the apache configuration ...
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Use .htaccess to convert user ID's to usernames? [closed]

I want to use .htaccess to convert the urls that link to profile pages from an ID number to a name. For example, on Facebook, if you were to go to: https://facebook.com/profile.php?id=4 It would ...
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RewriteRules targeting a directory result in a gratuitous redirect

I have a standard CMS-like RewriteRule set up in my .htaccess: RewriteRule ^(.+)$ index.php?slug=$1 Let's say I have a directory called foo in the root directory. For some reason, if you hit the ...
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How do I implement URL rewriting in my .htaccess file?

I'd like to do some URL rewriting (Why? See this question.) so that instead of users seeing addresses like labouseur.com/course-compilers.html they can instead see and use simply ...
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IIS URL Rewrite Wildcards

I have some URLs as follows http://localhost/wordpress/latest/joe/12 http://localhost/wordpress/latest/bloggs/14 http://localhost/wordpress/latest/thing/15 I would like to redirect them to ...
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After mod_rewrite the internal URLs are duplicated many times when crawling

I'm sure it is my mistake in mod_rewrite rules, but I can't seem to figure it out. I've set up the rules for my new site and all works perfect, unless - I try to create a sitemap. The URLs get ...
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URL masking to subdomain redirecting to subdomain

I am trying to change the URL of a Joomla site in browser my original URL is like example.com/marketsite/abc and I want to change it to abc.example.com/marketsite/abc I am using following code ...
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A more specific question about a tricky redirect case

me again. :) I will try to keep this more to the point. Synopsis: I am trying to redirect URLs like this: www.desktopscenes.com/Scenes from Yellowstone (2003)/slides/Morning Glory Pool.html to ...
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How should a search for listing results change the URL?

I have a realty site powered by selecting various options from dropdowns to find the right property. How should the listing results URLs be for SEO? Should they all be under a single URL: ...
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Non-www to www Redirects

I'm trying to redirect my main domain non-www to www but I have this error; my add on domain redirects like this: http://www.example.org/example.org/ How can I redirect my main domain without ...
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URL Rewrite help

Is there any way to forward the following? If I do just the: https://mywebsite.blah.com it gives me this error: You do not have permission to view this directory or page. And while I know ...
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How to Exclude URL From PageSpeed Modification

I am currently working with the PageSpeed module and one of the URLs it is modifying I need to restrict. Here is the page I am looking at but it does not seem to have the solution for restricting the ...
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Removing .html & .php from URL [duplicate]

I have searched religiously through the web to find an answer to this quest. I don't know thing about .htaccess or web.config. I'm currently hosting my website through GoDaddy.com. From what ive ...
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SEO and Changeable-But-Optional URL's

Is there any sort of downside for a URL being changeable? Take any stack exchange question for example. The URL looks something like this: ...
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.htaccess redirect not working for web alias

I have two domains at one.com: example.com and example.de I would like to redirect from example.com to example.de/en I wanted to use an A record so that example.com points to example.de and then use ...
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Redirect Page after question mark to the same page?

Is there any way to redirect page with question mark to same page? From: /residential-properties/projectname/?utm_source=moneycontrol&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=project To: ...
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Need expert help with tricky redirect problem [duplicate]

I actually posted about this years ago, never got anywhere. Did more research, did testing, got something I thought worked and mostly did, but it seems to get bogged down in infinite loops under ...
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Using .htaccess to get content from directory for sub-domain

I've read a tonne of questions on this and tried a few solutions, but I'm just not getting the results I want. I'm currently using: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^cp\.example\.net ...
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Omitting and replacing ampersands in urls

I'm using the Ruby on Rails plugin, FriendlyId to create SEO friendly urls based on the name's of the albums and generes within app. If the plugin finds an ampersand in the title it replaces it with a ...
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redirect various http domains to certain https domain via htaccess

I have a bunch of domain names with different TLDs. What I want is to point several domains to the "main"-domain which has a SSL cert (single domain). Like this: https://maindomain.com (main domain ...
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How to change my id and name in php url

How would I change the URL from from: example.com/games.php?id=27 to: website.com/games/271/game-name-here So far I have this in .htaccess: RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^games/([0-9]+)/?$ ...
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The ultimate recipe to end duplicate content

I decided now its time to fine-tune my apache configuration to finally/hopefully end the duplicate-content madness. I notice the more I pay attention to this, the more income I make from ads. This ...
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Is it good to have / after website URL for SEO? [duplicate]

Which one of the following links is the correct and SEO friendly URL? http://apkapp.in/software/view/35531716?download=WhatsApp-2.12.258.apk/ (with / at the end) or ...
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Do we have any redirect solution for all of subURL?

Suppose I redirect exmpale0.com to example1.com , example1.com is newer. Already , I promoted my exmpale0.com into social networks , Suppose I had: http://example0.com/blahblah Now I have ...
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Does /? always equal /defaultscript?

I'm trying to reduce the number of redirects and number of duplicate content pages and somehow I think that the first occurrence of /? in a URL actually means /firstfoundscript? where ...
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Google Webmaster Tools - Duplicate content (slash and none slash version of a page)

Google Webmaster Tools shows a lot of duplicate content in the following pages: www.example.com/example www.example.com/example/ I do NOT offer two versions of any page on my website, when you ...
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Difference between redirect and rewrite in .htaccess (in relation to SEO and the canonical tag)

Okay so if I'm wanting to remove the extension of a URL but my canonical tags point to the url with the extension I can't use a 301 redirect without it negatively affecting SEO. Does the same go for ...
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Why does http://example.com equal http://example.com/? [duplicate]

When I access http://example.com in a web browser, the browser adds a slash to the end of the URL and loads the page. The part that scares me is that duplicate content exists when one uses the ...
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URL Domain Forwarding or Masking a Single Page?

I have a page on my WordPress site called mysite.com/group and it has a bunch of text content. I want people to be able to access this page from the URL mysitegroup.org so it uses the ...
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How do I do URL re-writes on Plesk?

I am very new to URL re-writing and I am using Plesk which is window-based web server, hence I can't use Apache's mod_Rewrite. Can anyone tell me what is the proper procedure for this?
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URL Rewriting - Is it still Relevant to Search Engine Rankings? [duplicate]

As or July 2015, Does URL rewriting have any effect on search engine rankings? Is www.example.com/shiny-product better than www.example.com/products.xyz?product_id=123 ?
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Redirect subdomain to folder without changing the URL

I'm trying to achieve masking subdomains to folders using .htaccess UPDATE for the sake of clarity: I Would like the user to enter the url: subdomain.example.com and stay in the same url while ...
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stopping accessibility of internal script files via mod_rewrite

Turns out after researching, one site found duplicate content on my website. The reason is because the unfriendly php file that friendly URLs link to was apparently discovered by a robot and then got ...
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Link re-interpreted by browser does not work

I have a problem with links generated by php, for example this link works: ...
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UCC cert for single IIS7.5 site with multiple domains forwarded via rewrites

We have a site that has 80-some-odd aliases. In other words, each host name's DNS entry points to the same IP address and port number, and when they reach our IIS7.5 server they are forwarded to the ...
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Should the canonical tag point to the rewritten URL of the page even if it doesn't have a valid directory structure?

The structure of my url is http://www.somesomewebsite.com/ShowProduct.aspx?ID=12. I am doing a permanent redirect (301) to http://www.somewebsite.com/product-category/12/this-is-my-product-name/. ...
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Is a trailing slash appropriate before URL parameters?

I understand that http://www.example.com/product and http://www.example.com/product/ can actually be seen as 2 different URLs and is probably best avoided for SEO purposes, but how does this ...
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IIS7 webpage redirect question

Noob question here. I searched, but couldn't quite find anything that would explain how to do this. I'm using IIS7 on a 2 server web farm with traffic being load balanced to either of the two servers. ...
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What rewrite rule would show the 410 (gone) status for removed forum URLs?

I have removed a forum system from my CMS and now I want to return an 410 status code whenever a search engine visits the former posts. I know that I have to use a number of Rewrite Rules to do the ...
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Will http to https rewrite rule affect SEO ranking?

I recently started serving all my pages over https instead of http. I did so using this rewrite rule: <rule name="force https" stopProcessing="true"> <match url="(.*)" /> ...
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SEO issue when migrating to wordpress – changing urls and file names etc

I get an issue with the SEO of my website. Before I was on top of Google with "Icecom", but I migrated my website on WordPress. All my urls have changed and the body too... What I did for my new SEO: ...
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How to rewrite laravel /public directory [duplicate]

So by default the index.php is in the public directory. I want to rewrite the url so that abc.com/public/ becomes abc.com/ ?? I am very new to url rewriting ..
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Remove .php and id from URL and replace with slash

I have tried lots of URL rewrite rules in .htaccess but I am stuck now. I have to change this URL: products.php?id=31 to products/31 I have used: Options +FollowSymLinks -MultiViews ...
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Transitioning from www.example.com/wordpress/abc to www.example.com/abc

The existing corporate website is a non-CMS, dreamweaver dinosaur, with the top level HTML pages residing in the web root directory: httpdocs/. I recently installed WordPress, and the site can now be ...
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How do I use htaccess to make a short URL to a MediaWiki page?

I'd like to rewrite /liam to /index.php/Liam_Edwards-Playne. I've currently written this below in the appropriate .htaccess file but it is still returning a 404: RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^/liam$ ...
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Importance of nice url with keywords

Introduction What is the importance of having keywords in your nice formed url, also the position of the keywords in the url. Example I am working on a site which contains multiple branches in 2 ...
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What does the '^' mean in “rewrite ^ http://example.com permanent;”

I found some configuration of nginx contains: if($args ^~ post=140) { rewrite ^ http://example.com/ permanent; } What does the ^ mean in rewrite ^ http://example.com/ permanent?
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Redirect to other folder but get URL appear the same

I have a web app project located in a directory called issues with several sub directories. The folder structure is as follows: -issues -applications -cli -library -public ...
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Is it possible to redirect https to http? [closed]

I am working on a website with Comodo SSL installed. There are http: links to pages that Chrome and IE-11 complain are not secure and block access to them unless users explicitly allow them when ...