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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What HTTP header code does URL-Rewrite return?

If I used the native URL-Rewrite module to rewrite (not redirect) a URL, does it return 302, 301, or 200? Is this method OK to use for a permanent URL rewrite? Here is sample code for the redirect: ...
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Best URL for cars related website? [duplicate]

If this was your website, what will be the URLs for each car on sale? http://www.autoscout24.eu/Details.aspx?id=247572735&asrc=ha I'm working on a car dealership website. What should be the ...
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WWW.yoursite.com or HTTP://yoursite.com which one is futureproof?

http://yoursite.com www.yoursite.com http://www.yoursite.com yoursite.com Which of these would you choose as your favourite to work with, if you were to make a site for 2011 and beyond, which ...
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.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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Hide query parameters in RewriteRule

I have the following rule: RewriteRule ^farm-products/([A-Za-z0-9-]+)/([0-9]+)/([A-Za-z0-9-]+)/([0-9]+)/([0-9]+)/?$ products.php?$1&page=$2&what=$3&t=$4&cat=$5 The user sees: ...
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What is the SEO-recommended method for using underscores and dashes in URLs that contain geographic locations?

In reading through this article: In Subfolder & File Names, Use Dashes, Not Underscores Good: Good: http://www.domain.com/sub-folder/file-name.htm Bad: ...
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Rewrite and virtual hosts for moving subdomains to folder-like requests

I am administering a website that previously had mini-sites set up for various physical locations using sub-domains (city1.site.com, town2.site.com, etc.) and I now need to disable these mini-sites. ...
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How can I redirect URLs in Google App Engine to new ones? [closed]

I need to redirect a couple of my old URLs to new ones. I use Google App Engine for deploying my website online. Is app.yaml the only way I can redirect the URLs? I am very new to Python and wish ...
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what are benefits of URL rewriting?

URL rewriting has become quite popular, but I think it only adds more complexity to the Web. Old fashioned URL's are often called "dirty URLs", so I'll use that term. It is argued that with ...
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multiple IPs/webservers, single domain

Our main website is on a Windows server. We're migrating our Blogger blog to WordPress and I think I want to use a Linux-based webhost instead of our Windows server for this, just because I understand ...
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URL rewrite - Cross domain javascript

I have a site site.domain1.com that needs to launch content from another domain - content.domain2.com but I encounter cross-domain JS issues when doing this directly. I basically need to make ...
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Why are extensions often hidden on URLs?

Many times I see that URL extensions are hidden (e.g. .html, .php), but not all websites do this. Why do webmasters hide the extension? Is it for security, for the URL to look cleaner, or for some ...
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Apache rewrite to other domain and add get parameters?

I want to rewrite a domain to another domain and add get parameters using Apache's mod_rewrite, redirect or similar. So: www.domain.com -> www.otherdomain.com/?param1=value1&param2=value2 ...
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Redirecting requests to a subfolder

We have multiple WordPress installations on our IIS7 (Windows Server 2008) Server as follows: http://www.example.com/site_one http://www.example.com/site_two http://www.example.com/site_three These ...
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In 2014 has any SEO value rewriting urls? [duplicate]

In 2014 has any SEO value rewriting urls? If my site consistently links product page, and that product page shows a consistent canonical url, is there a real SEO doing this ...
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301 redirect + RewriteRule not working together?

I am using a 301 redirect to redirect a page to another page in the same website, which uses RewriteRule to hide the PHP variables in a friendly URL. My redirection code in .htaccess: Redirect 301 ...
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Are there any possible pitfalls/issues that can arise from URL rewrites?

I'm in the process of move a website for a client, utilizing a new theme. Usually this is straightforward enough but some of the base category URLs they use are mess and they would also like to be ...
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Apache URL redirection not working with mod_rewrite

I want to redirect the URL: http://example.com/site to http://example.com/~username/site I have the following in my httpd.conf file: RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^/site/(.*) /~username/site/$1 ...
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Redirect blog archive into certain format

I asked the question in WPSE before, but the answer I got so far is a complicated one. I'm actually looking for a .htaccess way. Here's what the scenario is: My blog archive URLs were like: ...
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Which URL is SEO friendly?

I have to choose between two usernames, one comprises of just my first name i.e. http://example.com/john while the other comprises of full name i.e. http://example.com/johnsmith. Which of the above ...
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Apache URL rewriting not working

All .php files are rewritted before doing the below rewriting: test.php => test foo.php => foo I want to rewrite this URL http://www.testdomain.com/test?name=john&id=2&nick=doe to ...
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URL rewrite to another folder and file for specific requests

I have following directory structure on my local LAMP: www basic app router.php public index.html .htaccess and I can access my index page with localhost/basic/public/ and I am not using ...
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Apache rewrite rule to add a directory in front of a file

I have an HTML page in my root directory, and when someone clicks it I'd like there to be a directory before the file name, that doesn't exist. For example, instead of just being able to access: ...
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Can I have tracking parameters immediately after a forward slash /?

I would like to start redirecting all /index.php pageviews to / to clean up GA data and otherwise simplify URL hits. Does anyone foresee this causing any problem when using tracking parameters? E.g. ...
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How to map requests to an external directory

I have a directory/application that is located outside of the web root directory of my site. Say the site is here: /var/www/site/htdocs/ And the external app is located here: ...
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Changing file extensions in URIs - Server Error after Apache upgrade

Please can anyone help to identify flaw or incompatibility in .htaccess code causing server error? In the process of changing over from static to dynamic website, I had to maintain some static files ...
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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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How can I rewrite to my .htaccess in PHP? [duplicate]

How to rewrite my URL from http://www.mysite.com/listingsecond.php?ID=1 to http://www.mysite.com/listingsecond? How can I rewrite to my .htaccess in PHP to do this?
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Google Analytics Campaigns - cleanup URL after arriving to webpage?

After visitor lands to my webpage using campaign url: http://www.mydomain.com?utm_source=signature&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=myname Is it possible to do a rewrite to ...
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What is occurring in this .htaccess file in regards to rewriting to clean URLs?

I have the following code in my .htaccess file, which is working fine and using "pretty" permalinks to reroute everything back to /index.php, and using $_GET values to serve customized content based ...
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What is the precise term for serving internal URLs to external ones?

Consider URLs to a public API: https://api.example.com/items https://api.example.com/add https://api.example.com/remove ... Internally, the calls are being served from local URLs, for example: ...
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Apache: redirect URL of internal WSGI server

The following Apache conf file serves a WSGI application via port 9002: <VirtualHost *:9002> SSLEngine on SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/apache.crt SSLCertificateKeyFile ...
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URL for website with multiple currencies

It seems that most of the websites which handle currencies keep track of the current currency throughout the user browser session and not through the URL itself. This way, when sharing the URL with ...
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Changing www to point to non-www, instead of the opposite, using .htaccess

I'm switching servers and need to change the following RewriteCond and RewriteRule commands in the .htaccess file. Right now I'm pointing domain.com to www.domain.com using: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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Rewrite rule not matching second level directory URL [closed]

I have this .htaccess in a po_systems folder of my website # Set up mod_rewrite RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^build_system/([^/]+)/([^/]+)/?$ ...
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Dynamically rewrite URLs upon the user's selection - is it possible?

In my PHP based web application, there's a form that generates a URL according to the user's selection. The form has 7 different fields, each one of them affects the final URL, none of them is ...
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Which method is better to add “www.” before domain name

I have search through Google and found 2 methods to add www before domain name. First is by adding a CNAME and second is using rewrite mod in .htaccess file. I just want to know which method is ...
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How to secretly rewrite Google Analytics campaign codes to main page?

I want to create a simple "secret" mod_rewrite redirect (not shown in user's browser address box) to redirect: http://www.mydomain.com/code -> ...
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“Syntax not understood” error in Google Webmaster Tools robots.txt analysis when I use RewriteRule

In order to redirect my www.site.com to non-www, I employed this bit of code found somewhere on the web. RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.website.com [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://website.com/$1 ...
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URL rewrite - should I write a fake file suffix (.html) or something more realistic to the platform? (like .asp or .cfm)

First, I'd like to preface this question by stating that I insist upon publishing a file name suffix, but only on the outer most entity of our site, the detail pages. I do realize the suffix is not ...
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Redirect rule to new site still requires old site to be active

I have two websites being served on IIS 7.5 Windows Server 2008, with one site (projects.com) recently moved so that it now sits under the 2nd site (mainsite.org). This sub-site has numerous resources ...
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Canonicalization for www/non-www URLs and IP/domain on a Windows server

I have checked my website using this SEO tool and the results report 2 issues: Test your site for potential URL canonicalization issues. Canonicalization describes how a site can use slightly ...
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URL Rewrite in IIS 7.5

I have a web site (hosted on IIS 7.5) that has bindings to four URLs. Something like: www.example.com example.com www.example.net example.net What I would like to accomplish using URL Rewrite is ...
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301 redirects, query strings and SEO

We have recently consolidated one site into another one. We set up all of our 301s and those all work famously. The bulk of the 301s (including the old site's homepage) land on an interior page of ...
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Rewrite URLs not working - wrong method or conflict?

I've been at this for about an hour now and I'm not having much luck. htaccess files are quite new to me, so I'm obviously doing something very wrong. Current htaccess content, which I need to keep: ...
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Redirect www to non-www using Apache htaccess does not work

I have this in my .htaccess (modified from the default Drupal .htaccess): RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.website.com\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://website.com/$1 [L,R=301] In theory this ...
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Problem with .htaccess and mod_rewrite after moving site to new server

The site seems to draw the correct links but its not redirecting me to the correct view. The same code works fine on the old server here http://ruse.systemio.net/q&a/. The new server is here ...
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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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IIS Rewrite Module 2.0 question

If I have to install "IIS Rewrite Module 2.0" on my machine for it to work, since my web site runs on a shared web server, does that mean that my host has to have this installed in order for it to ...
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URL rewrite and domain frame

I have registered the domain www.posti.sh at nic.sh. The website is on the server www.myskoob.com/postish. Unfortunately, nic.sh does not support frames, i.e. that the domain stays posti.sh as it ...