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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Are there some permalink typology better than others for SEO?

I am pretty new in WordPress and on my blog I am using permalinks. I have seen that there are 5 topologies of permalinks and I don't know if some types are better than others for search engines for ...
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How can I set parameters in Google webmaster tools so that my dynamic content is indexed?

I have read questions about URL parameters in Google Webmaster Tools in this site and the Google Webmaster Help Center but I have a problem. My site searches in the database and show some ...
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Redirecting previous domain subfolder links

I've recently bought a domain that was unregistered. After looking in Google webmaster tools, Google is trying to crawl random pages that don't exist. Turns out it did have a previous owner. The ...
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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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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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How to handle CNAME host redirect to virtual directory?

I have an internal website and virtual directory http://server2012/logs. I created a CNAME on my DNS server as LOGS -> server2012. I would like to set it up so that http://LOGS redirects to ...
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My WordPress site must be being affected by outside sources

Some of my pages are resulting in 310 errors (too many redirects). We recently switched domains from kgstiles.com to healthmasterysystems.com then discovered healthmasterysystems.com was listed as not ...
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Changing uri-design SEO

I think I need to redesign my uri-collections of my site. Right now I am using the following structure by a mistake: /fruits for the whole collection /fruit/banana for an item in the collection ...
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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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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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Decode url in httpd.conf or htaccess

For some reason I am getting 404 errors in my log file because of users trying to access something like http ://www.domain.tld%3Fid%3D222 instead of http://www.domain.tld?id=222 I've unsuccessfully ...
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URL rewrite subfolder to root and forbid accessing subfolder

I have Drupal installed in a subfolder drupal but I want to access pages as it is in root folder: http://www.example.com instead of http://www.example.com/drupal I'm able to have this working, but ...
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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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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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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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Please explain some of the features of URL Rewrite module for a newbie

I am learning to use the IIS Rewrite module and some of the "features" listed in the page is confusing me. It would be great if somebody could explain them to me and give a first hand account of when ...
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Re-writing URL's with lighttpd

I'm using Lighttpd to serve a GET based API that I'm working on, and I'm having some difficulty with re-writing requests. My API calls are very simple. An example would be : ...
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How do I force a www subdomain on both HTTPS and HTTP?

For whatever reason I can’t seem to get this right. I’ve looked at many examples on here and on the Apache website. I’m trying to force www.example.com instead of example.com on both HTTP and HTTPS, ...
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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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“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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Redesign with changing URL Structure and SPA impact on SEO [closed]

We run a popular news website and it has been online for around 4 or 5 years. The design is old, code base evolved into spaghetti and the management wants to create a new identity with a complete ...
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Convertion of htaccess rewrite rule to nginx [closed]

Through searching the internet with "converting htaccess to nginx rule" I came up with anilcetin and winginx .htaccess to nginx converter which I doubt it doesn't correctly output what I need. Which ...
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How do I redirect a large number of pages in Wordpress when changing plugins?

I have had a WordPress site for two years. It is hosted on a typical WAMP server. I would change it's theme but the one I have chosen doesn't work with the qTranslate or mqTranslate plugin. I'm ...
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URL RewriteRule doesn't work when using WP Database Participants in my WordPress website

I'm using WP Participants Database plugin in a site developed using WordPress and I'm trying to transform: ...
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URL Rewrite two rules not working together

I have a rule to redirect from domain.com to www.domain.com <rule name="Redirect to WWW" stopProcessing="true"> <match url=".*" /> <conditions> <add ...
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URL rewrite issue with cakephp

I am using cakephp framework 2.2.2 I want to create personalize URL for user if user enter username=pragnesh then they can access my site like http://pragnesh.mylocalhost.com same as in ...
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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 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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How to implement country domains based on geo IP address in ASP.net?

I want to configure a domain such that when the user goes to my website, the system identifies the IP country of user and auto changes www.mysite.com/index.aspx to www.unitedstate.mysite.com (for ...
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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 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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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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URL rewriting on multiple domains hosted on one GoDaddy account

Note: I think this question has been asked before but no clear solutions have been discovered. I had developed a site in PHP that uses clean URLs: For example: www.example.com/about ...
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How can I mask sub-directory to work as DocumentRoot for multiple domains pointing to the same location?

I am trying to mask sub directories to effectively work as DocumentRoot for multiple domains. e.g. I have two domains - domain1.com & domain2.com both pointing to the same location. I want ...
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optimize htaccess

I have two condition which are conflict RewriteRule ^patients/findadoctor/(.*)\.html$ subcategorydoctor.php?id=$1 [L,NC] and RewriteRule ^patients/findadoctor/(.*)\.html$ ...
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Handling URL Rewrite in IIS5

On an older server, using IIS5, I have an error handling page which for some missing pages uses Server.Transfer to load other pages based on a database. The pages all work for a browser but some ...
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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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Should I use subdomains or subfolders for my user groups?

I run a photography website where each user has its own subdomain (i.e. user.site.com). I'm thinking of adding user groups but I'm unable to decide if I should also associate a separate subdomain or ...
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#! in URL: Is there any merit to using the shebang (#!) in URL if there is no AJAX-loaded content, but otherwise dynamic page generation?

Is there any reason, possibly SEO related, to using the shebang (aka "hashbang") in rewritten URLs on a dynamic site, but one that does not use AJAX?
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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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How can I fix an Apache redirect loop

I have a strange Apache/WordPress redirect loop that I can't seem to figure out. Here is the relevant logs and other info: http://pastebin.com/E1afW2vw It seems that the page request gets made, and ...
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help with htaccess code for navigation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I need a little help with .htaccess rewrite Hello, I need a little help with .htaccess file. I have songs, singers and albums links I want to rewrite. I already rewrote ...
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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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How can I remove the .html extension for static webpages that are indexed so they'll still work in a WordPress site?

I have a static HTML website with less than 100 pages and 99 of them are indexed in Google's search engine. I want to convert it into a WordPress website, but there are some problems I'm worried ...
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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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How to take off .html from domain.com/page.html

I am using cPanel to build a website and I am not sure how to take the .html or .php file extension off my webpages. Usually I will use a python framework and I do the routing manually but I am not ...
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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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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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“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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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 ...