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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Force google to just index rewrited urls

Let's think we have a website with a URL like http://www.domain.com/webdesign/ that rewrites http://www.domain.com/?article=1. now when i search my keyword in Google, it will show up http://www....
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When is it worth it to make my URLs “pretty”?

We are in 2011, search engines are now using hundreds or thousands of parameters to weight a page. The URL is only one of them, is it still so much of an impact in the search results? People are ...
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Apache: Virtual Host and .htacess for URL Rewriting not working

I have configured a virtual host in my local machine and every thing is working fine. Now I want to use SEO friendly urls. To achieve this I have used the .htaccess file. My virtual host ...
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Forcing the removal of query string on a rewrite rule

I find I'm the only one coming up with bizarre behavior on my website. Now one of my extremely important links has malfunctioned. This is the RewriteRule I have that malfunctioned: RewriteRule ^m/?$ ...
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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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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 site....
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URL re-write for indexed pages [duplicate]

I have a blog with around 40 posts, and i want to change the URL structure these posts. this is my old URL something like: http://domain.com/blog/2013/02/04/string-here.html i want to set the URL ...
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Google on capital letters in url

I created one of my websites with the following url structure: http://domain.com/Animal/Pig http://domain.com/Pigs If I change the url map to lower case letters instead, will google reindex those ...
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apache rewriting url doesn't work(using godaddy hosting)

I'm using a framework to create my website(codeigniter) by default the urls are like this:mysite.com/index.php?/etc/etc/etc. And I'm trying to remove the index.php?, I tried to remove it by doing this(...
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Htaccess - Rewrite png to php file

I currently use trans.png.php?id=1&campaign=test to track my newsletter campaigns. I want to use trans.png instead as it's the src of an img tag. How can i do this in htaccess? Also is there any ...
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In IIS what is the difference between rewrite rules managed by URL Rewrite Module versus those only in web.config?

In IIS what is the difference between rewrite rules managed by URL Rewrite Module versus those which are only in the web.config file and do not appear in the URL Rewrite Module? Using the URL Rewrite ...
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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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Use .htaccess to remove a subdirectory from a URL when it in turn has a subdirectory

Could anybody please tell me how to rewrite http://example.com/forum/topic/topic-name to http://example.com/topic/topic-name I do not want to simply rewrite http://example.com/forum to http://...
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Links on Google result list with unnecessary parameters

I have a website that uses .htaccess to turn the parameterized URLs into a folder pattern based URL For example : www.example.com?lang=de&cat=mycategory becomes www.example.com/de/mycategory ...
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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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Using .htaccess, can you hide the true URL?

So I have a web hotel with 1 main website http://www.myrootsite.com/ and a few websites in subdirectories, in a folder called projects. I have domain names pointing to the subdirectories, but ...
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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 /etc/...
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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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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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do we have to add/remove a trailing slash for pagination page numbers in the url. how seo considers that?

My module is paginated. I want to either add a trailing slash or remove a trailing slash. For now i am thinking of adding a trailing slashes to all URLS. What will be the effect on adding a trailing ...
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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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.htaccess rewrite , parked domain on another site to read the proper domain name

I have a parked domain example.co.uk on another domain name web-space in a folder and need to rewrite the domain name in the browser URL as it currently shows the other domain name while browsing and ...
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Is there a SEO benefit of a 'reverse canonical redirect' back to the 'friendly' URL?

As far as I understand, you should have a single URL to access a given page on a website to prevent duplicate issues. With this in mind I have setup IIS7 Rewrite to point my friendly URLs to my .aspx ...
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mod_rewrite change . (dot) to - (hyphen)

I'm moving my site and the URL structure has changed because of the new CMS. The old URLs are similar to /my.products.htm, but on the new site we are changing the URLs to /my-products. Is there a way ...
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How does Google handle “clean” URLs is the URL is always changing due to edits?

So, since some "clean" URL system pull the wording directly from content I was wondering how Google handles this? Here's an example of content changes changing the URLs: Version 1 of the Title: ...
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Debating between different kinds of URL and see if one is more seo-friendly than other…

So something like domain.com\x\y\z\t and domain.com\x?var1=y&var2=z&var3=t (var1, var2 and var3 will be replaced by legit words that make more sense). Which one is more SEO friendly? For my ...
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Removing the script extension with URL rewriting on Apache

Given a (slightly theoretical) physical disk layout of: \products\cameras\50d.jpg \products\cameras\20d.jpg \products\lenses\18-55.jpg \products\lenses\28-135.jpg \products.php At the moment, I've ...
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What's the quickest/cheapest way to get URL rewriting implemented?

Related to another question - if you need to get URL rewriting implemented ASAP, what are some methods that you've used or know of that can speed this up?
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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: /residential-...
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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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Making friendly URLs without making unfriendly URL accessible to anyone

As many know, one can make a friendly URL with mod_rewrite in their .htaccess file like so: RewriteRule ^category/(.*)$ /somescript.php?category=$1 [L] This works as long as somescript.php is ...
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“Friendly URLs” rule in .htaccess interfering with some directories

My .htaccess is set up to remove .html from URLs as follows: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{http_host} ^example.com [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,NC] RewriteCond %{...
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301 redirection removes UTM tags from URLs

A page redirects to another page using a 301 redirect in a .htaccess file. If try to access the page from a URL with UTM tagging after redirection, it removes all UTM tagging. Is this normal behavior?...
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Problem with htaccess rewrite condition

I needed to redirect example.com/var1/var2/var3/... to example.com/index.php?myvars=var1/var2/var3/... This is the code I wrote myself: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !=/index.php ...
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What is the IIS equivalent of a rewrite rule that sends all requests to a PHP file?

I've always used Apache for all my web development work and I'm struggling to get my head around IIS. I've got an API that re-routes all requests to one particular file: 'api.php', how would I do the ...
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Geolocalization and Redirection

I have a multilanguage website. My project was to add the Geolocalization so base on the country that open the site to redirect in the specific url with the right language. The structure of the ...
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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: 1.2....
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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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Does Google search past the ? or # characters of a URL?

Does Google search beyond the ? or # characters in a URL, example: http://mysite.com/support/general-questions/what-are-the-standard-features-and-functionality?node=node3_50346 Would I be better off ...
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.htaccess redirect of domain name alias to main domain but must show up as the alias domain

I have the following in a .htaccess file: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.aliasdomain\.com$ [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^aliasdomain\.com$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.maindomain.com/subdir1/...
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Google adds useless parameters to my URL

I have recently added my website to Google, and I don't understand why he adds useless parameters to my URLs. Normal URL: build/view/2/akali/mid Google URL: build/view/2/akali/mid?role=adc That'...
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How do I redirect www and non but not IP

I am trying to redirect www.domain.com or domain.com to www.domain.com/temp.html I am using the following code: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^.*$ RewriteRule ^/?$ "http\:\/\/www\.domain\.com\/temp\.html"...
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DNS name/host-header specific url-pattern/security-constraint, to not require SSL with Tomcat6

I am needing to enable SSL on an application hosted through Tomcat6 and I have added the following to the tomcat web.xml: <security-constraint> <web-resource-collection> <web-resource-...
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Apache Rewrites not working due to Akamai

I have a website which is setup with akamai. My domain and subdomains are mapped onto an Akamai IP. I have written an Apache rewrite which does an internal URL X to another internal URL Y. This ...
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nginx proxy rewrite not matching

I'm setting Nginx to forward requests to several backend services using proxy_pass A few of them I have to add rewrite rules to strip the folder off, however for this particular service, the rewrite ...
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Tool to generate list of redirections (sitemap for .htaccess)

Is there any good tool (preferably for Ubuntu), that can help me generate a list of URLs used on a site? I'm building new version of some site, but I don't want to get 404 errors for the old pages. ...
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Displaying “index.php” in URL

Is there a best practice/convention to have www.example.com as opposed to www.example.com/index.php in a site's URL? I made the links to the homepage relative (i.e. href="index.php") as opposed to ...
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Joomla 1.6 URL rewrite on IIS7 (removing /index.php/)

Joomla 1.6 was released today and I'm wondering if anyone knows how to get rid of the /index.php/ part? How link looks now: http://www.example.org/index.php/stuff How link would look after URL ...
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file need to go through a php page using .htaccess

I'm looking for a way to convert this type of URL: http://www.example.com/dl/F5EGD6 Into http://www.example.com/dl/files/my_file.zip using a PHP page to request the URL from the DB with F5EGD6. I ...
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SEO benefits of URL as: www.example.com/category/subcategory/ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: debating between different kinds of URL and see if one is more seo-friendly than other… Our SEO advisors are claiming that having our URLs in the form: www....