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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Avoid the login popup when using http-auth

I have an Apache. Under the DOCUMENTROOT is a folder with an .htpasswd file for http-auth. If I open the browser and request the content in the folder I get an Popup to login. Is there a way to avoid ...
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When the canonical page itself changes URL

This is a continuation of the question: How to handle canonical URL changes like Stack Overflow. Say I have the canon URL: questions/11/car <---canonically-linked-from--- questions/11/ What ...
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How does Wikipedia handle URL's such that “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TCP/IP” is possible?

Notice the slash in "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TCP/IP" How does it not misinterpret TCP as a subfolder?
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Which web framework uses 'eservice_enu' as part of its default path? [closed]

I've seen http://example.com/eservice_enu/ all over the place, especially on sites that handle payments. Which framework is this? I realize any site could choose this path component arbitrarily.
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Should a link validator report 302 redirects as broken links?

A while ago, sparkfun.com changed their URL structure from /commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9266 to /products/9266 This is nice, right? We don't need to know that it is (or was) a PHP ...
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apache rewriting url doesn't work(using godaddy hosting)

I'm using a framework to create my website(codeigniter) by default the urls are like this:mysite.com/index.php?/etc/etc/etc. And I'm trying to remove the index.php?, I tried to remove it by doing ...
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Potential issues with multiple home pages

I have a site where I want to have two different home pages: a general description page for anonymous users, and a dashboard page for logged-in users. I am debating between two implementations: ...
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article url format for google news sitemap

I have 2 questions about url for google news sitemap. Is it good that I use= url for sitemap witch like ...
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Displaying urls with case sensitivity

I just bought the domain name http://www.startupsandfinance.com/. During the registration process I tried to buy it like http://www.StartupsandFinance.com/ but could not do that because they ignored ...
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Chrome causing 404's ending with “/cache/[hex-string]/”?

Since the last weeks we see many 404's on our sites caused by Chrome adding /cache/[hex-string]/ to the current page URL. The hex strings we have seen are: e9c5ecc3f9d7fa1291240700c8da0728 ...
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URL rewrite and domain frame

I have registered the domain www.posti.sh at nic.sh. The website is on the server www.myskoob.com/postish. Unfortunately, nic.sh does not support frames, i.e. that the domain stays posti.sh as it ...
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How can I make Google Analytics understand URL encoding?

I have a page on my site that has the following URL: solr?filters=type%3Aphoto (let's call this URL A) Any link to this page on my site reads: solr?filters=type%3Aphoto The "%3A" is a URL encoded ...
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Including title page name in PHP URLs

How do I show titles of the page in URLs? Currently: http://websitename.com/index.php?c_id=18&start=0&m_id=1 Change To: ...
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Batch removal of URL from Google index

We accidentally created a number of links to the same page resulting in Google indexing what should be about 5 000 pages as over 100 000. We have subsequently fixed this up, returning 404's, but ...
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phishing attack. Where do I start the cleanup?

I'm a newbie webmaster. I've got a domain and a site... and no clue about the web (I'm OK with files and programs... ) I got a message from google that my site is a possible phishing site, with a ...
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Getting a domain sub-directory url for a new server

I have an web application server running tomcat and i need to publish my APIs to internet users. However I don't have a domain name for this server and I can only put the ip address of this server ...
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Understanding Ajax crawling of search site

I have a couple of questions about Ajax crawling of a website, which is kind of search engine itself. The base article explains the mechanism of making AJAX applications crawlable. All this stuff ...
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Are urls with ?page=something bad for SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a URL with a query string better or worse for SEO then one without one? I have a listing of members on my homepage. My dynamic urls are quite simple: ...
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Do url shortening services shorten the id or directly the url?

Assuming the urls are saved to a database where they each have id and the URL saved. For example a URL www.example.com (let's say with id 1000) would possibly be shortened to www.url.com/c1hd5 etc. ...
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Is there any problem with using two slashes in the middle of a URL? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the double slash mean in URLs? I'm working on a mod_rewrite URL structure as follows: http://example.com/search/filter1/filter2/filter3/filter4 There are ...
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Is SEO affected negatively by having densely encoded identifiers of content in URLs?

This isn't about where to put the id of a piece of unique content in URLs, but more about densely packing the URL (or, does it just not matter). Take for example, a hypothetical post in a blog: ...
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URL length and content optimised for SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best stucture of SEO friendly URL? I have done some reading on what URLS should look like for search engine optimisation, but I am curious to know how mine ...
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How to handle canonical url changes like Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow sites all have pretty urls which include the question title. In the HTML it also have canonical url for that page. I just found out that when I change the question title, the url is ...
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Removing URL styles with CSS + SEO

I want to display a grid of images 4x4 with thumbnails and a title above each of them. I want to highlight the thumbnail and title and add a hyperlink to it. This works well in our CMS. I would like ...
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Can URLs be changed to add slugs after the site has been live?

We have had a website for last 5 months but we did not use URL slugs on bottom level elements. Our URLs are like: /apps/webmasters/badges/1100 would it make sense to add a name to the URL at this ...
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Does the keyword blog in url impove seo?

I have seen a couple of site which has high number of hits. They are mostly tutorial sites and blogs that address software issue/errors. I wonder if the keyword "blog" has a very positive effect in ...
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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 ...