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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Best SEO practices for mobile URLs: 301, rel=canonical, or something else?

I am developing a site with a mobile version and am trying to figure the appropriate way to manage the URLs for search engines. So far I've considered: Having a separate mobile site (m.example.com) ...
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Apache URL Rewrite

I'm trying and failing to get a URL rewrite working, firstly I'm doing it in the vhost declaration, is that right? What I'm trying to do is take any URL which has; view.php?id=[a 1 or multidigit ...
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Using ending .html for URL re-write?

For re-writing URLs to generate SEO friendly pretty URLs, it was usually recommended to use the ending extension (normally .html), as without the extension, the URL seems to be incomplete. Probably, ...
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.htaccess rewrite www to non-www and remove .html

I need rewrite rules to redirect the following: http://www. to http:// /file.html to /file I've tried using a combination of these but each time it results in a redirect loop on one of the ...
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rewrite url for articles with htaccess

I've had a look through several other questions to see if i could get this working but have had no success at all at the moment so i'm hoping someone can help. This is the url i currently have, ...
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URL for separate mobile site

I've had a look through this site and found several similar questions but none which address my current needs. Normally I create responsive sites but on occasion I will create a 'desktop' and a ...
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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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Pretty URLs for dynamic links generated based on a 3rd party soap web service

We have a 3rd party web service which we interact with via Soap. In this regard we query the 3rd party for resources, construct a home page and all links generated on this index page are referencing ...
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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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Help with URL and HTACCESS

I have a social engine 3 website, in my website all URLS can be changed(URL-REWRITING) through the SE-url settings automatically, but in my website their is one module which is custom coded, where I ...
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.htaccess rewrite , parked domain on another site to read the proper domain name

I have a parked domain ¨mysite.co.uk¨ on another domain name webspace in a folder and need to rewrite the mysite.co.uk domain name in the browser URL as it currently shows the Other domain name while ...
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Removing .html and index.html from URL

I'm having some problems trying to Remove the .html extension from URLs Removing 'index.html' from an URL 1) To remove the extension I have tried using this in my htaccess file. RewriteEngine on ...
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Managing 404 error pages with noindex and url rewrite

Currently I use custom 404 error pages, having the following meta on them : <meta content="noindex" name="robots"> My guess is this way Google will remove deleted pages faster from the index, ...
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Where does one find syntax descriptions for IIS URL Rewrite condition input variables?

The need to understand what the variable represents and also perhaps examples of what it contains would be helpful. I've seen such postings for URL Rewrite of Apache in the documentation, but nothing ...
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URL Rewrite http to https EXCEPT files in a specific subfolder

I am trying to force all traffic on my web site to use HTTPS, using the URL Rewrite 2.0 module added to IIS 7.5. I got that working and now have a need to exclude a couple of pages from using SSL. So ...
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urlrewrite and search engines

I have a urlrewrite that rewrites my urls like mypage.aspx?id=123&title=mytitle into ...page/mytitle/123/ I'm trying to understand what are the pros / cons if any of having it like ...
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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 ...
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URL Rewrite for SSL

I have SSL configured for a cart directory in my website. I'm having a very difficult time trying to configure SSL for a different directory within the same website. I ask the question on SO, and was ...
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Redirecting URLs when launching a new website - how to avoid dropping page rank

i have over 100 urls in my website which i need to redirect: E.g. /page/how-to-bake-chocolate-cookies/ will redirect to /cookies/how-to-bake-chocolate-cookies/ /page/contact/ will redirect to ...
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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> ...
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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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Are urls with ?page=something bad for SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a URL with a query string better or worse for SEO then one without one? I have a listing of members on my homepage. My dynamic urls are quite simple: ...
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Can Google Index Rewriten URLs?

Can Google index rewriten URLs? I mean, if I have the link <a href="http://mydomain.com/document">Grab the document!</a> and if I instruct Apache to rewrite http://mydomain.com/document ...
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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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Moving a site that was already moved - how should I deal with rewrites and redirects?

I have a site that used to have all of its pages hosted on a single domain (e.g. mydomain.com). At some point, a portion of the site's content was moved to another domain and the folks who did the ...
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SEO/performance - building blog article page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I've been using WP up and until now, but want to spread my wings and build a bespoke blog for my ...
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Looking for a step by step guide to URL re-writing with mod_rewrite and other methods

I'm looking for step by step resource about how to rewrite URLs and have a few specific questions. I've read the documentation on mod_rewrite in Apache, but I still find myself a little lost. If ...
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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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Personalized sub-domain URLs

Most of the SaaS companies, some social networking, and blog services (like Wordpress.com and blogger) create a personalized sub-domain for each user, e.g. username.website.com What is the general ...
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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. They call the old fashioned URL's, "dirty URL" so I'll use that term. They argue that with rewriting, it ...
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How to allow nonsense characters as web url for example: & * Ö :: and more

I have a database which contain many name with combination of those characters. Once i will reload them, they will become public web url. So that visitor if open this url (its valid??): ...
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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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Having google index canonicals but users using parameters - correct?

I'm working on a site that has a search facility with multiple parameters that look up property listings. The possible parameters are: City, Area, Building Type, Min. Bedrooms, Max Rental Price, ...
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.htaccess guide / examples / tutorials? [closed]

Does anyone know of any good guides for someone new to editing and making .htaccess files. Anything about rewriting urls, directory access and passwording a directory would be great.
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apache domain redirect to subfolder

I have a hosting account with godaddy. Its a linux system running apache. The way they do their setup is your primary domain is the root folder. When you add a subdomain its in a subfolder of the ...
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apache rewrite .htaccess google adwords gclid

I've got an url coming in as: /index.php?/location/&gclid=287ejek22kj This is going to a 404 page because of the gclid... I need it to go to: /index.php?/location I've tried this, with no ...
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Alternative to .htaccess (due to bad performance?)

I've been told that .htaccess should be avoided when possible, as it reduces the server performance and new servers disables it or just don't implement it anymore. I don't know how true this is, but ...
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Search Engine Friendly URLs with Query String

I have content that can be accessed from various ways. For example my content is reviews and I have three type of reviews: /customer-reviews/11/slug.html /third-party-reviews/11/slug.html ...
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Cannot allocate resources due to URL rewriting

I've a rewrite rule to convert mysite.com/?lang=en to mysite.com/en, but this now gets me into troubles as the referenced files in the .html are relative to parent folder, and now its supossed to be ...
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Mod Rewrite not working on my addon domain

have a wordpress website on my main domain For the wordpress website i have this in my .htaccess file # BEGIN WordPress <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond ...
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Can you rewrite the root?

Not sure how to word this one but will explain most I can. I am trying to make the following happen. Re-write this http://domain.name To this http://domain.name/home/ Is it possible ? update ...
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What impact (if any) will using the term 'portal' in my subdomain names, have on SEO for my website?

I am building a portal for a specific category of information. I am trying to decide whether to use subdomains like: www.portal.mysite.com/home.html (home page) ...
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Why treat these as different URLs?

These are all strictly different urls: http://www.example.com/page http://www.example.com/pAge http://www.example.com/page/ http://www.example.com/paGE/ I get that it conforms to the strict ISO ...
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Sitemap and url are laid out differently from each other

There is a website and the layout looks something like below: home->approved-> education entertainment business | ...
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Restrict access of rewriting file using .htaccess

I rewrite my .php files to .htm, using the following code in .htaccess file. RewriteEngine on Options +FollowSymlinks RewriteRule ^(.+)\.htm$ $1.php [NC] This is working fine. But now I want to ...
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How do search engines handle URL's when it comes to SEO?

I am building a website using Symfony. At the moment, the "raw" URL's being used are like this: www.localhost.com/mainpage/home www.localhost.com/events/1/name-of-the-event When the development of ...
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Adding names to slug of URL

On webpages generated from user generated content, I create slugs for the URLs based on the title (just like stackoverflow does): http://www.example.com/photo/day_at_park If there's more than one ...
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“Rule caching” in .htaccess - How to force apache to re-read a modified .htaccess?

I am reorganizing the link structure of a dynamic php-based site of mine. What I am trying to obtain is: redirect old links onto new ones; create new RewriteRules for new links, since every 'link' ...
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RewriteRule was matching before migration, but now browser gets a 404 error

I have this URL rewrite rule in my .htaccess RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^home$ home.php but when I try to reach awatag.com/home I get a 404 error. This rule worked perfectly before moving the ...
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Can Apache “Correct” URL Case?

Let's say I keep every word of file names capitalized. For example, Home.php or MultipleWordTitle.html. Is there any way for Apache to redirect requests for incorrectly-cased URLs to the capitalized ...