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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Configure clean URLs for Laravel using a rewrite rule to index.php

Recently I've started learning Laravel , I have none experience with framework before. I'm encountering the following problem .I'm trying to configure the .htaccess file so I can have clean URLs but ...
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Should I have link rel=next & prev on URLs which have query variables?

For example, I have link rel prev & next set up on these pages of products: site.com?page=2 site.com?page=3 (this is my preferred structure by the way and I'm trying to get all the ugly URLs ...
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URL query variables and rel=canonical

I have 14 pages of products on my site. Each page has 10 products. The product pages are powered by Ajax, and I have a filter results feature which lets them only show products with higher ratings, ...
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Robots.txt disallowing URLs

I need to disallow some URLs on my site but I am not sure how to do that. I have a site that has products and reviews. When someone makes a review, the site generates a URL automatically like this: ...
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Pros and cons of language-specific URL's?

I've googled a bit if it's better to use language-specific URL's and most of the answers said yes. For example, for the about page it is better to use: /en/about-us/ /de/uber-uns/ Than it is to use:...
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Are images with non-standard extensions (such as “.ashx”, instead of “.png” or “.jpg”) bad for SEO?

Certain CMS' running on IIS like Sitecore do not give image files appropriate file formats like .png or .jpg by default, but instead link to images as: <img src="/media/Some Folder/EX-IMG.ashx" ...
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Does domain suffix affect SEO? [duplicate]

my first question here! I have a question regarding URL suffixes. Say I have a company, let's call it example-it. If I then purchase the domain www.example.it, thus incorporating the company name into ...
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URL requests with [object] in place of parameter values

We're seeing requests to our server with the literal [object] replacing the values where parameters should be. For example: http://example.com/users/[object]. I've found some suggestions that it ...
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Would including some of the same words in every product URL be considered keyword stuffing?

I have about 130 products on my site, and I want the URL to look like this example.com/unique-product-name-ratings-reviews-prices. Since I have 130 of these pages, I am concerned about the (ratings-...
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Google non-SSL search not passing the “q” parameter with keyword

I am building a web analytics application for search engine traffic only and right now I am looking into providing some information about keywords that Google does not show. Like not provided keyword. ...
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Force url to use www [duplicate]

I'm confused about how to force my url to use www in the address. I have a .htaccess code like this: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f ...
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Why are extensions often hidden on URLs?

Many times I see that URL extensions are hidden (e.g. .html, .php), but not all websites do this. Why do webmasters hide the extension? Is it for security, for the URL to look cleaner, or for some ...
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map a sub page of a domain to google sites

I control a subpage of a site: economics.university.edu/summerschool I have access to CNAME, etc. However I want to use Google sites to create the site and then map the URL above to my Google site. ...
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“Included” search phrases in URLs/titles/H1s and SEO

When designing a new URL/folder structure for our website, we faced one interesting problem related to choosing best keywords from SEO perspective. We call it "included search phrases". It will be ...
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How to retrieve PageRank for a blogger blog?

I know this sounds like a stupid/obvious question, but when I try to retrieve the page rank of my blog using online tools, I don't get any result. My blog is know as http://tshikatshikaaa.blogspot.nl/...
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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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Image folder name for SEO [duplicate]

We develop and sell ActiveX and .NET controls through our website. After doing some redesign works, every product will have its own top-level folder on the webserver. For instance, the home page for ...
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What is the way to properly implement a Facebook Like button on a page for best SEO purposes?

On our site we want to put a Facebook Like button/widget-thingy. It is possible to create a like button, where the URL associated with the button is the page it sits on, rather than a Facebook page. ...
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SEO implications of having multiple languages available at same URL

I am in the process of translating a set of websites to multiple languages. Would there be any negative implications if I were to serve each different language from identical URLs? I fully intend to ...
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Are keywords in URLs good SEO or needlessly redundant?

A coworker and I are locked in a debate over the value of SEO keywords in the URL of a page. She wants to change all the filenames of the HTML pages of a fencing company so they look like residential-...
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app URI scheme fallback URLs

I am working on a mobile friendly website and liked the idea of having my URLs open in native apps; like say to Google Maps or Facebook using custom URI protocols eg fb:// or comgooglemaps://. ...
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I am moving my site from a virtual directory to a dedicated server, can I save me SEO urls via a web.config change?

I have been hosting my site in a shared environment at http://www.example.com/MYSITE/ for a while and I've built up a following there, I have decent ranking in Google and Bing, as well as I've been ...
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Backslash character %5c in URL makes relative links fail

Please can anyone help? Somehow Google has indexed the page: http://www.wiseowl.co.uk/courseware%5Cms-office.htm This looks fine, but the page should be: http://www.wiseowl.co.uk/courseware/ms-...
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“C# grid control”: how to encode this in URL from SEO perspective?

We are developing a WinForms grid control, and selling it thru our website worldwide. At the current stage of SEO works, we found that there are many popular search phrases with the "c#" word we can ...
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Updating Old Site To New. Which Content Management System Lets Me Retain My Old URL? [duplicate]

My old site is done in HTML with .html as file extension. To allow all those users who visit sites by typing a specific page url, and URL structure being good, I do not retain every single old url as ...
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URL for a blogger blog issue

I am hosting the URL (www.getyourpansoff.com) of a friend as an add-on in a bluehost account. I want to use this URL for her blog (get-your-pans-off.blogspot.com). I have configured the URL in the ...
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How to change a URL using .htaccess

I don't know anything about coding, but I really want to change the URL of my pages: site/data/9/Symbian-3rd-Apps.html to site/symbian_applications.html site/data/file/352/Core-Video-Player-Symbian-...
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Does Google Analytic count mismatching/unconfigured URLs?

Say url www.mysite.com is registered in Google Analytics and the tracking ID is UA-12345678-90. What happens if another site with URL www.anothersite.com uses this ID too? Does analytic count visits ...
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Would this be considered keyword stuffing?

we have a website with a lot of galleries filled under a couple of different categories. A while ago we migrated all the URLs from for example: http://domain.com/blog/post/1225/bakemonogatari-cosplay-...
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multiple domains for one site [duplicate]

I'm maintaining a website of a lodge which has a golf course, a spa and a restaurant and they all have seperate urls. Now, the main Lodge page contains all the content and for now, the other URLs just ...
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Capitals in URL subdirectory not changed by htaccess

Within my WordPress website I am redirecting sub directories to internal and external links. Now, when you place a CAPITAL letter in the sub dir it does not work anymore and the website does not show ...
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Do i need to have a separate page for each article on my website?

I am using a database to store data such as articles, titles, meta and so on. Do I need to Have a separate page for each article so that my articles show up in the list when searched on Google? Is is ...
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What is the effect of Dynamic URL's on SEO

I have around 150 dynamic URL's as below http://mydomain.com/training/register.php?key=01ue3be299a-6bc1-1030-a2db-e4115bd593d8 http://mydomain.com/training/register.php?key=02ue3be299a-9bc1-1030-a2db-...
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URL Naming practise

Hi wanted to check if at the end of the URL (http://www.abcd.com/product-name/subproduct,default,sc.html) we have characters like default,sc and then .html, does having default,sc have an impact on ...
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Website forwarding, keeping original URL

We have example.org (our main site) registered and hosted on an american server. We bought example.gr domain name in Greece, a local registrar. We made .gr point at .org DNS all right. A visitor types ...
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Should initials of names be seperated by a dot or by a hyphen for seo purposes

I wanted to use names with initials in the URL. For example if j.k. Brothers is the initials and name then is it good to make my URL like so: sitename.com/j.k.brothers/listing/ Or would it be ...
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Organizing website files

I want to start creating my website but I have a few questions. http://website.com/directory/webpage - in this kind of website, it does not display a .php or .HTML extension at the end. How to ...
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Spiders crawling broken links

Tl:Dr Unknown bot crawling the same broken (HTTP 400) URL over and over again. Different User Agent and different country of origin. The Problem It seems at least once a week we're getting a big ...
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Remove dynamic generated end of URL

I have a Joomla 2.5 website with joomshopping and AceSEF extension component. SEF URL generation works just fine except one issue. For some reason, there are dynamic parts generated in the end of ...
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Does changing the URL of your website helps getting out of Google sandbox?

I believe one of my websites went into Google's sandbox, because it was under construction. I know there is a debate about whether the sandbox exists, but when I read about it, it really seems like it ...
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Which domain name structure, if any, is better for SEO? [closed]

I'm purchasing a domain for a new blog, and wonder which structure is better for domain name. I have these two options (domain changed to ensure it doesn't get swiped away from me!): stackexchange....
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Why is ww35 used in some URLs? [duplicate]

A question asked on my website here http://www.wrangle.in/topic/av5b5ymlhoyc/what-is-the-difference-between-www-or-ww I want to give them answer but I didn't find anywhere on google. So I thought ...
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My website accepts anything infront of www.domain.com

I'm experiencing something very strange. Whatever I type in the browser like for instance: qqqqq.mydomain.com the homepage loads. There is even a URL indexed in google which goes something like this:...
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Making Search Queries Indexable

Looking around, most sites (eg. Amazon) encode the parameters of searches into query string. This means that search engines cannot index these queries. Why don't such sites use URLs rather than query ...
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Choosing the best URLs for a Picture Blog site on Wordpress

I would like to select the best SEO friendly URL format for my WordPress based picture site. But I am not sure about the impact of SEO in the following formats. In other words I want a better format ...
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Will multilingual URL fix give me SEO juice?

I'm working on a fairly large site, which has multilingual options, but not correctly implemented: Currently: www.example.com/this-is-a-url-of-a-certain-page www.example.com/this-is-the-same-...
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Separate URLs for localised content

Should pages which are almost identical, bar a few minor changes for particular locations, share the same URL? I am not talking of pages in different languages, but pages which have minor differences ...
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Does the average user care about the URL? [closed]

I was having discussion with a co-worker for a project regarding URLs. My question is does the average user care how the URLs are formatted? Whether it's descriptive or relevant to the content they ...
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Custom short URLs

I'm creating a WordPress site for a client and he mentioned that he would like his own custom URL shortening when sharing to Twitter. How do I go about setting up one of these? If I had to guess, I ...
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Why are URLs with my domain name at the end showing up in analytics?

I have a multi-language WordPress site that has been live since the last 3 months and today when I checked Analytics, I saw a lot of weird URLs: /menswear-fashion-autumn-winter-2013-2014/www.domain....