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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Using a hyphen in the domain name [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to put hyphens in a domain name ? I am looking to buy a domain where the obvious choices have already been purchased. Example: domaintest.com or ...
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how the search engines interpret the exclamation mark in the url

I wonder how the search engines - Yahoo, bing, google ... - interpret the exclamation mark (!) in the url: www.site.com/product!651031 www.site.com/category!651031 I could not find documentation ...
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Google ranking - difference between example.com and example.com/?ref=id

Does it impact a site's Google ranking if I link to the site with a "referrer" query-string? e.g: example.com/?ref=mysite instead of example.com ?
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Url's with same content , but different: trailing slash and .html

I have a website with the following url: http://www.site.com/folder/ But I also have the following url: http://www.site.com/folder.html Is this really bad for Google SEO ?
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Duplicate content - linking to other versions of same page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Two URLs pointing to almost the same content If I have a page, that has this url: domain.com/category/something/ but can also be accessed through these urls: ...
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Hide a file showing up in google search [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to protect PDF file from indexing? Hi guys, Really basic question here I'm sure - I'm not a webmaster however am thrown into it sometimes!! We have a particular ...
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siteground hosting forwarding

I would like to ask (maybe simple) question for you. I have a website which is called let's say www.website1.com on different hosting provider(siteground) I have www.website2.com ...
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Does the main URL of the website matter most in Google?

Say I have a website/blog about 'tech news' at my URL mattynews.com, and my website is dedicated for 'tech news' with friendly SEO, and someone else has a site with the URL technews.com - will they ...
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web address begins with www1. not www

Go Here: http://www1.w3schools.com/css/css_reference_atoz.asp Why does the website URL begin with http://www1 rather than http://www?
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Is SEO effected when URL changes from .php to not including .php [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SEO - Changing file extension Hi, Is SEO effected when URL changes from .php to not including .php? For example, if you change a URL from example.com/about.php ...
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What does WWW do?

To be clear: I am not asking whether or not I should use www in my url, or what the pros and cons are, that topic is well covered. I also wasn't sure if this was a Stack Overflow, Server Fault, or ...
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Can owning a domain name for each city improve search engine optimization?

My boss asked me and I wasn't sure exactly how to answer. I'd like to get some advice from others that have hit this issue before. Scenario: We are wanting to purchase a new chain of domain names ...
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Targeting Multiple Zones in the US best URL method required

This is kind of a newbie question, but my boss asked me and I wasn't sure exactly how to answer. Id like to get some opinions from others that have hit this issue before. Scenario: We are wanting to ...
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Streaming audio from a webpage

I want to be able to stream audio from another webpage through mine, but i do not know how to find the url for each audio file located on a separate webpage. It would also be extremely helpful to do ...
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Trouble with .htacess redirection

I use this redirect rule to redirect users from www.domain.com/admin to www.domain.com/wp-admin on a WordPress site. RedirectMatch 301 \@admin http://www.domain.com/wp-admin The problem is that ...
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How can I force a certain URL for Google to use in search results?

Each page on my site can be accessed by a shortened URL and normal "long" URLs. The shortened URL redirects to the long URL and the long URL includes an optional title that's not parsed (much like on ...
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Dealing with broken links and dead pages on search engines

I recently had to reconstruct the way my website runs. Along with that I have to change the way my urls are formatted. My website is not terribly popular (hoping changes will fix that) but I do have ...
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Link absolute URIs correctly when loading pages locally

When developing pages, I like to load them in my browser locally to see how they look rather than have to deploy them to the server every time. I'm using Lift and server deployment takes a few ...
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Displaying “index.php” in URL

Is there a best practice/convention to have www.example.com as opposed to www.example.com/index.php in a site's URL? I made the links to the homepage relative (i.e. href="index.php") as opposed to ...
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Buying/registering domain name [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Who is a great domain registrar company? What is the best place to buy/register a domain name? (eg. to get a web site like www.mysite.com) Also, once I have that how can ...
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How to setup mod_rewrite/htaccess to do url masking and forwarding to a subdirectory?

Its been about three years since I've played with apache and php(I've been using thin and nignx ;). So I've forgotten how to setup a mod_rewrite directive to forward all http requests from root to the ...
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Does the url path have to be same with the actualy categories we have setup?

Say for example we got an eshop, with a category "car spare parts" that includes a category called "tires" which has our product in there. We have created a menu on the left where the visitor clicks ...
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Is it okay to use persian utf-8 characters in our urls?

It's best for SEO purposes that we use the main page keywords in our urls For example stackoverflow uses this technique too. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/show-utf8-characters-in-console I ...
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How Do I Prevent Users from Accessing a Page More Then Once?

Hi I have a URL say for example http://www.xyz.com/form1.html. Now i need to hide this URL since I dont want people to keep coming back to this URL and using it. What I mean is I need this URL to be ...
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mod_rewrite change . to -

I'm moving my site and the URL structure has changed because of the new CMS. The urls would be similar to /my.products.htm on the new site we are changing the URLs to this /my-products is their a way ...
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How to migrate my static html web site to Blogger?

I decided to migrate to blogger. I used to have pages like www.mysite.com/page.html, but Blogger pages are now like www.mysite.com/p/page.html When people use the old link which is posted on the ...
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Tracking based on URL referral?

Users on my site are given unique URL's for me to then track how many people they have referred to my site. IE: http://www.example.com/FQ3DL (FQ3DL being the unique code/url) The first thing I'd ...
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How do I redirect an English language URL to an Arabic language URL?

I have a link that's currently formatted like this: http://site.com/news/view/1.html I want to it redirect it to: http://site.com/خبر/عنوان-الخبر where خبر is equal to news and عنوان-الخبر is ...
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Which of these URL scenarios is best for big link menus? [seo /user friendly urls]

Me and a good friend of mine are exploring the possibilities of either of the three scenarios for a website where each webpage has a menusystem with about 130 links.: SCENARIO 1 the pages menu ...
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Why would a website's URL scheme be changed from short and user-friendly URLs to long URLs?

I wonder why some website changes their short and user-friendly URLs to long URLs - examples: cricinfo.com ----> espncricinfo.com indiafm.com ---> bollywoodhungama.com Why would a webmaster ...
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Which of these 3 URL-Rewritings are better SEO friendly URLs?

Imagine my current flat-file no-CMS website with an URL like http://website.com/en/tomato. This is of course very unsexy and could be anything really from tomato soup, tomato the music band, tomato ...
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How to block access to a sub-site with mod_rewrite?

Let's say I have the sites siteA.com and siteB.com. They are hosted such that siteB.com actually points to siteA.com/siteB. How can I block someone from visiting siteA.com/siteB using mod_rewrite? ...
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How do I point a new domain to start on a page that's not index.html on separate hosting?

I'm using a service (CMS/Host) called SquareSpace to host my site, and today I'm registering the domain for it. Basically, how do I make it so when somebody types www.tedxoxford.com it points at ...
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In terms of SEO is using a forward slash in the url best practice?

domain.com/test which is a content not a folder and I would expect it to be without a forward s lash at the end for that reason, am I wrong? thanks
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Will Google preserve URL parameters when indexing my site if the explicit in the site and/or site map

I have written some functionality that opens tabbed content on page when visiting a page via a URL with certain parameters. What i have been asked is that will Google, or any other search engine, ...
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In a URI, what does the suffix “.do” stand for?

I see URI ending in ".do" on some enterprise websites. I've always been curious to know what that stands for, but my Google searches have so far not turned up an answer. Here is an example from ATT ...
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Why use a Top Level Domain

I am trying to understand the use of Top Level Domains. Do they help from a SEO perspective? Lets say I have a US site and a Canada site. For US, I create www.foo.com and for Canada I create ...
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Squeezing all the SEO out of a URL as possible

I am working on an ecommerce site, I told our SEO consultant that I plan to make the URL scheme: /products/<id>/<name>. This is similar to Stackoverflow's URLs which are ...
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Which URL format is better? domain.com/[id]/title OR domain.com/title/[id].html [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SEO : urls : best place for the id My site uses URL rewriting in both formats (for different things), but I'm wondering which one is the better approach? ...
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Google shows subdomain of main site instead of add on domain URL

I use Lunarpages and have set up a few add on domains to my main account. These show up as sub-domains of my main account, but they can be reached by using the new domain I've created. So: ...
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http://url works but www.url doesnt

My website http://bakasura.in works fine. when i try to visit it via www.bakasura.in it doesnt work. What is the problem ?
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Which Document Requires A Single Uri For Web Resources?

I know that giving short, clear URI that do not change with time is considered good manners, but I need to create a system that is designed not to have them. But to do this I need to go back and find ...
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How to forward a “domain.com” to “www.domain.com”?

I am using GoDaddy for my domains. Lately I've noticed that none of my domain.com addresses are mapping to the server correctly. I used "Forward" option from Domain Manager and forwarded it to ...
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Need some help on tomcat URL mod_rewrite or mod_jk

I am trying to remove the context name from the URL of my server. Current URL - http://www.domainname.com/MyApp/ What I need to make is to make it available at - www.domainname.com/ So it is only ...
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How to suppress PHPSESSID in URL for Googlebot?

I use cookie based sessions, and they work for normal interaction with our site. However, when Googlebot comes crawling our PHP framework, Yii, needs to append ?PHPSESSID to each URL, which doesn't ...
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IS SO URL static or Dynamic?

I understand that dynamic URL would be of the form page=123, while static would be with the post name in it. SO has http://stackoverflow.com/questions/[ID]/[title] format. Since the [title] is ...
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Google analyzing URL

We all know Google analyzes URLs in order to get relevance. That's why JavaScriptoptimizer.com hits the first place for the "javascript optimizer" query. These are my questions: Does Google ...
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Googlebot requesting invalid URL

I have a web app which emails me exceptions automatically. This morning there was an error relating to a url: /Catalog/LiveCatalog?id=ylwpfqzts id is invalid (should be a guid) and caused an error ...
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What does the double slash mean in URLs?

What does the double slash mean ? (I'm not referring to the beginning right after http:). For example: http://www.imywebsite.gov/sectionA/sectionB//section/page/
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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 ...