A URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is an address for a file or resource that specifies where that resource is, and how to go about retrieving it.

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Removing page levels/ keeping url clean

I have recently put my site live - http://www.soundplaza.co.uk I then bumped into a few articles mentioning about page length and depth and I was wondering if I should change the URL structure while ...
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Changed my blog's URL: what next?

I started working on a blog from last month. My blogs URL was quite big (for ex. http://my-old-long-url-blog.blogspot.com). I used it because I thought having 2-3 keywords in my URL will help me (I am ...
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How to check if someone is using my website resources?

How can I check whether someone is using the resources hosted on my website? I have a website (coded in PHP) and I have uploaded a few images there. I want to know who is using those images on other ...
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URL formatting for a project

I'm currently in the process of developing a website for a client, and we're having disagreement on the url format for the site. I am recommending he do a format such as this: ...
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What is the term used to describe multiple domains pointing to the same web service?

Where the same site is available via account761.Mainsite.com/ OR Mycustomdomain.com/ And of course has the exact same modules and sections and pages under these "roots" Back in the day, ...
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Google Webmaster Tools -> URL-Parameter after Migration from Magento

After migrating from magento to a different e-commerce system I can find lots of URL-Parameters with millions of monitored sites: http://i.stack.imgur.com/8CDVm.png Is it safe to reset those? Or ...
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Are shorter URIs better from an SEO perspective? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are shorter URLS better for SEO? I'm creating SEO friendly URIs on my site. Is there a big difference between these different options? /this-is-my-title ...
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Joomla sometimes messes up URLs, probably cache involved

Every once in while my Joomla site messes up link's URLs. For example, something like this: http://www.sism.org/index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userslist&listid=4&Itemid=123 Become ...
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Is it possible to check the case on Apache redirects or aliases?

I have a big website (15,000 pages) with a log list of redirects (about 800) that have been used in marketing pieces for years. My Apache server has been running mod_rewrite for the past 10 years or ...
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Does the google crawler really guess URL patterns and index pages that were never linked against?

I'm experiencing problems with indexed pages which were (probably) never linked to. Here's the setup: Data-Server: Application with RESTful interface which provides the data Website A: Provides the ...
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need help with making seo friendly links [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good Practice for Formatting SEO-Friendly URLs? I'm looking into seo-ing my urls and i was wording which of these link structures was better to use: 1) ...
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What is Easiest Way to Change URL Structure of Dynamic PHP Website? [duplicate]

I am a SEO guy and always facing this problem, that PHP sites make dynamic URL with IDs. This is not SEO friendly structure—like this /article.php?id=2987—and need to be changed like this ...
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Why sometimes URLs are reached without the “www”'s in the url? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does WWW do? The usual form of an internet adress is for example http://www.example.com. Sometimes I encounter pages, that have the www missing, like in this real ...
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htaccess - “detect” url and redirect

Idea is: if URL = "http:/localhost/site/" else if URL = "http:/localhost/site" redirect to "http:/localhost/site/index.html" Can this be done with .htaccess / Apache mod_rewrite and how?
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“good” way to redirect users and robots for internationalization?

I have a website in Spanish and English. When there isn't any subdomain selected the preferred language is taken from the browser preferred language or a cookie. I have the following URLs ...
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Should URLs categorize pages?

Say an online marketplace has catalogs of products. If there's a catalog called "Transformers" which contains a product named "Megatron", which set of URLs are ideal? 1) No categorization: ...
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HTTP occurring twice in a URL

I ran into a website today that had two URLs and I'm completely stunned. The website, not to be specific, has a full address of http://example/cat/http://example/dog. I will say that the first part is ...
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Process of automating domain registration?

I have a website where users register domain.com/user/username. I'd like to add a feature where users can search for and purchase a domain name that maps back to that URL. I'm not sure how big of a ...
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Old content, new URL's, how to keep the old URL's still working? 301 redirects? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to tell google that i have changed my website urls? I don;t know how to ask the question but situation is this. I have the old site with a lot of content that has ...
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Friendly URLs: is there a max length for search engines?

People from stackoverflow have been working closely with google team to help them make the panda algorithm more efficient, so I guess they've learned a lot from the google team. Thus they may have ...
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how to deal with URLs containing lot of spammy keywords?

I'm writing a big index of documents and I'm dealing with URLs as example I will use the car industry: somesite.com/manifacturer-mazda_model-miata_engine-1600cc_gas_color-red_hard-top-spider_[[A LOT ...
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Please explain this URL structure

When I navigate to www.aap.org the url in my browser is converted to: ...
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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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Google has cached query string based dynamic page, but how/why?

I have a multipage form which works largely by posting the form details in query strings to the url. I know this isn't ideal and i've already changed it. However, what was happening is that google ...
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Should I use a canonical URL?

I'm currently in the process of building a charts website with music from Soundcloud. The charts will be 'cleared' every week. My base URL will be: http://example.com/ Which will contain the charts ...
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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 to remove trailing slashes from URL with .htaccess?

The situation Across the entire domain, we'd like the URLs to hide file extensions and remove trailing slashes, independent of the domain name itself (as in, works on any domain). Sample of our ...
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Accented characters representation in the URL

We have support for various languages in our website, including Spanish, French and Swedish. For now, the links in the site are NOT encoded before sent to the browser, sending the real accented chars ...
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Impact of below URL structure for eCommerce Site (in terms of SEO)

Currently we are thinking of two possible URL structures for Products page and Product Detail Page and which one should we go with ? 1st Approach: /products/ - Displays Products ...
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How to have my customized extension?

I have recently found a .htaccess trick in which I can remove file extension from the URL, example.com/file.html looks like example.com/file Now my humor says that I can replace any extension to my ...
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Why are YouTube URLs so ugly?

I'm just wondering why YouTube URL is so ugly (i.e unreadable and not friendly to search engines). Why they don't care about SEO? My friend said that it's because they are the top website now. But how ...
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To change URL to user friendly URL

I'm refactoring my ASP.net application from ASP.net 3.5 to 4.0. Also I'm changing the URLs to user friendly URLs /product.aspx?id=100 to /product-name/100. All my pages are indexed by search engines ...
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SEO and URL Shorteners

When you have a link from lets say twitter that is t.co/foo that links back to your website how does that effect SEO and how do the major search engines handle Shortened URLs?
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How do you hide file extension in URL?

I would like to drop the .aspx extension from my webpages. One reason is that I'm not sure I will stick to ASP.NET WebForms technology. How do you do it?
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Free link checker for large website?

Can anyone recommend a free, thorough online link checker for a fairly large website?
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URL Frame redirection CakePHP

I need to redirect CakePHP installation host to my domain. Location of my Cakephp installation: myhosting.com/newsite/ Domain: www.mydomain.com I'm currently using URL Frame to direct ...
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What happens if the Canonical URL is the same as the actual page URL?

I might be asking a trivial question here, but how do the search engines treat loops created via rel="canonical" tag? My scenario is that being a site having dynamic content, I have URLs as follows: ...
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Hosting multiple sites - Mask URL?

I have a hosting account where I have my main site (www.mainsite.com points to root folder), and a subfolder xpto.com, where I want to have another site (www.xpto.com). I can access ...
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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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seo and php get variables

I'm building my own blogging system for my own website. If all I preload them using php get variables, will Google recognize and index them as different pages or do I need to do something in addition ...
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CMS Made Simple: Why does home page return a 404 under www subdomain?

Anyone know why my homepage wont load with the www prefix. Links such as www.mysite.net/about-us will load fine but www.mysite.net returns a 404. Everypage works including the home page if I ...
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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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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://example.com To this http://example.com/home/ Is it possible ? update ...
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Choosing URLs for website offering products and services

Assuming that I offer very few services and/or products. Is, from SEO benefit point of view, it better to construct URL (http probably doesn't matter) such as: www.mysite.com/services/nameofservice ...
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What is the difference between a homepage link with or without a trailing slash?

What is the difference between these two URLs: http://example.com/ http://example.com Should we always add the final / or avoid it? Does it make a difference?
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how to hide domain hosting forward path

I have one hosting account with domain.com and we are hosting about 5 different websites. I have 5 folders in the hosting account each one with a unique "/name", and of course 5 www.12345.coms. I have ...
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Why treat these as URLs with different path capitalization and trailing slash as different?

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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How do I track a hosted URL on Namecheap.com with Google Analytics

I'm hosting a URL with NameCheap, and it is a URL frame for a blogspot.com account. I'm using Google Analytics to track the blogspot.com account, but I'd like to be able to track the NameCheap frame ...
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Is Googlebot case sensitive? Should I use a 301 redirect to choose a preferred URL case?

The Googlebot reports the following: Pages with duplicate meta descriptions /Default.aspx?p=2 /default.aspx?p=2 Should I use a 301 redirect from Default to default or vice versa? Is Googlebot ...
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How to track specific Referrals with Google Analytics

How do I have to alter a Referral link to my website to specifically track it with Google Analytics? I already discovered the URL Builder but isn't there are shorter way? For example: ...