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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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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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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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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Different robots.txt for two different domains point to same folder

I have the following two domains: domain.com test.domain.com Both point to same folder which is "public_html". What I want is a different robots.txt file for each domain. So when someone ...
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.htaccess rewrite with % in query string doesn't work

I am trying to do a rewrite of the site from http://www.example.com/folder/site?data%5Bbranch%5D=xyz to http://www.example2.com/test/ Already tried the query string but facing issues with %. Any ...
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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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URL is generating a /#!/splash-page

My site for some reason is generating a shebang - /#!/splash-page on the URL. For example when I type www.modernvintage1005.com, the browser returns www.modernvintage1005.com/#!/splash-page and every ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How can I create a shorter alias URL to a longer URL using an .htaccess file?

Using an .htaccess file, I want to make one specific URL have a shorter alias like this: Original URL: ...
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URL Rewrite with spaces or with -?

Which URL is more SEO? mydomain.com/category-name/article-name.html OR mydomain.com/category name/article name.html I have read some articles about URL Rewriting but there I can't find any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does WordPress determine which template to show?

So I recently set up a Wordpress blog and I've noticed that when I make posts, the link is http://www.domain.com/?p=2. I was wondering how you could specify which file to use to parse such requests. ...
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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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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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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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redirecting some parts of a url

ok let me try once again this link [www.mgdezigns.com/cards/festive_silver_purple_ornament_holiday_cards_postcard-239887577090743570.html] needs to be redirected to ...
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What URL with French words does Google like?

We are looking for an answer to "what to do with French URL's?" We are going to generate a lot of French URL's this include characters like: L'test tést thîs is a test So we have a few ...
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Caching of JS and CSS files – Apache mod_headers doesn’t take effect

As suggested by an answer on SO, I'm trying using a version number on my JS and CSS files so that the browser will only make a request when the JS or CSS version number is changed in my PHP file. To ...
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htaccess rewrite doesn't work

I'm trying to redirect url's in my /joomla/ folder containing "rsform" to the same url but except for /joomla/ /formulieren/. However my tried .htaccess rewrite doesn't work. I tried: RewriteEngine ...
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RewriteRule to send all URLs with `mod` in them to the `moderator` directory

I have a .htaccess file in the root directory of my project, that contains all the rewrite rules for the site to functions. Most of these rules belong to the mod section of the site, and only two of ...
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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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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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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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“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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What are the pro and cons of using friendly URLs compared to query parameters (and vice versa)? [duplicate]

I am noticing that more and more sites prefer using "friendly URLs" over adding information as query parameters. For example: domain.com/product/3343/ compared to ...
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Pretending a file is in subdirectory with .htaccess

I have a web application, and it has a RESTful PHP backend that uses Zend framework (which does its own URL rewriting magic). The problem is, my backend's entry-page is api.php and the endpoints look ...
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Redirect multiple cctld's subdomains to tld subdomain

I have a site I use for development testing on one of our development servers, it is hosted at dev.domain.com. I basically want to have www.domain.com, www.domain.ca, fr.domain.ca all point to ...
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Avoid SEO loss after URL structure change

We recently re-wrote our site from Umbraco to WordPress. This has been done by third-party developers. I have been the project manager and it is my mistake that I haven't notice the change of URLs ...
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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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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 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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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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rewrite url (redirection)

How to rewrite url: www.domain.com domain.com to www.domain.com/sell.html Were sell.html is already rewritten I need some kind of redirection.
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URL Rewrite to subdomains?

say i have a website with /article.php?id=1&category=Minecraft&Name=Lorem+Ipsum and /topic.php?category=Minecraft how would i setup url rewrite to make the topic pages being ...
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htaccess rewrite problem

Maybe is best way to show my problem in one example. In my .htaccess : RewriteRule ^catalog/[a-z0-9_-]+-([0-9]+)/[a-z0-9_-]+-([0-9]+)/[a-z0-9_-]+-([0-9]+)/ ...
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I need a little help with .htaccess rewrite

I need a little help with .htaccess file I have songs, singers and albums links I want to rewrite. I all ready rewrote the links and they are like this: the links for the songs is like this: ...
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.htaccess rules to rewrite URLs to front end page?

I am adding a new application to my site at example.com/app. I want views at that URL to always open myapp.php. E.g. example.com/app -> example.com/app/myapp.php and example.com/app/ -> ...
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Domain forwarding with url substitution in the address bar

I have a blog being served by a machine I have at home. Since the ip can change i set up a dyndns domain to always point to that machine. However, I purchased a more friendly domain (at godaddy.com) ...
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How to add an exception to this rewrite rule

I need to change this so that one file in wp-admin is not forced through https: # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^.*/wp-admin$ RewriteRule ^(.+)$ ...
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Redirect URL to the same page with parameter

I have this url in my blog: http://www.myweb.com/ and would like to change into: http://www.myweb.com/?lang=en all the URl, of course, in the same page = index.php I need to use param lang=en to ...
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IIS URL rewrite rules not matching

I have this URL www.example.com/music/in/chicago And none of the rewrite rules in placed in my rewriteRules.config below match the above URL....what am I missing? <rules> <clear /> ...