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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URL redirection to same domain on different server

We have existing domain on non-IIS server and now we have moved it to IIS server. Client want us to redirect the URL from existing server to new server with same domain name. We will modify the ...
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How do search engines handle URL's when it comes to SEO?

I am building a website using Symfony. At the moment, the "raw" URL's being used are like this: www.localhost.com/mainpage/home www.localhost.com/events/1/name-of-the-event When the development of ...
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What is difference between URI and URL

I have read these pages http://www.w3.org/TR/uri-clarification/http://www.damnhandy.com/2007/11/19/uri-vs-url-whats-the-difference/ I know basic about URL,URN,URI! and little on their difference! but ...
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Is it correct to have domains with more than 3 levels?

I've been arguing for some time about this topic, now I'd like the opinion of professionals. My point is that a domain should be made of 2 or 3 levels at most, like: mysite.com blog.mysite.com ...
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How to redirect any URL to lowercase URL?

I have this .htaccess files: ErrorDocument 404 /index.html <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain\.com [NC] RewriteRule (.*) ...
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What is the difference between URLS with hashtags and hashtags with exclamation marks

What is difference SEO differencence between: /index.php#mystate /index.php#!mystate
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What is the meaning of repeating a site's address?

There is an address like this: ...
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Can Apache “Correct” URL Case?

Let's say I keep every word of file names capitalized. For example, Home.php or MultipleWordTitle.html. Is there any way for Apache to redirect requests for incorrectly-cased URLs to the capitalized ...
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SEO - which URL's are the best?

In my application I have users who can post offers. An offer belongs to a category and a subcategory. The title of the offer can be long (~80 characters) My options to have url's uniqueness, are: i) ...
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http://www.example.com/http://www.example.com/ in Apache log?

I run a website, let's say www.example.com. On it I have a path and file, say www.example.com/path/file.html. The Apache log lists GET requests like: GET /path/file.html HTTP/1.1 Which is correct, ...
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Slashes in URLs and SEO

My question is simple: Is there any disadvantage (in terms of SEO and search engine behavior) to using / instead of other delimiters in URLs like http://example.com/en/items/1234/page3? I vaguely ...
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what is a no-text[0-9] requests?

I have a bunch of requests coming through on my site which looks like the one below: example.com/page/no-text-1154169030774935240 Is this hacking attempts or search engines? EDIT: my question is ...
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How should incorrectly encoded URLs be handled?

Just recently noticed that some sites link with the URL incorrectly percent-encoded, to which my server (LAMP) responds with a 404 Not Found. For example, for a URL of mine like this: ...
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SEO - which URL's are the best?

I'm using .htaccess with RewriteRule to create SEO-friendly URL's. However, I have a few questions about this: First of all, I noticed many websites end their URL's with .html (or another ...
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SEO - reducing URL length

Take a recent question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6479771/properties-of-inner-exception-are-disposed Instead of having an integer, if we base 36 encode the question ID we get 3uvtn, cutting ...
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Same page in different “locations” on same site - duplicate content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? The same page, or rather the same content on a page is accessible from two very similar ...
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Should URLs in the sitemap contain the slug?

I'm coding the sitemap logic of my side-project blogging platform and I would like to know if omitting the slug in the <loc> nodes of the sitemap. Could be a problem for the crawlers. Having ...
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why does stackoverflow question urls have the question id before seo friendly 'question'

Take for example this random question Tool or plugin required to show out in which html files a given css selectors is used, notice that the relevant part is /questions/16999. Now, it being possible ...
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Looking for a mailing list system with click tracking capability

we are looking for a mail system with the ability to know it a client has visited the link. Our idea is to prepare a mail for a certain group of customers, on that mail we will include a url to our ...
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product in multiple categories - duplicate content problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Content appearing under multiple categories; anything I can do to prevent duplicate penalty? What is the best practice to display a product that may be in several ...
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Mobile URL strategy

I am going to be using jQuery Mobile to create a mobile version of my site. My question is about the best practice on the location of the mobile site, specifically, the URL. I am looking into two ...
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SEO : urls : best place for the id

I would like to know what's the best location for an id in a SEO optimized URL: http://www.site.com/id/slug-title http://www.site.com/slug-title-id What do you think ?
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SEO: targeted or generic URLs performance

I'm working on a website that sells DYI products. 2 of the products categories are save-paint and save-cabling. Since the products can help you save money they could also be part of a save-money ...
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which URL should I chose for mobile?

I was looking everywhere (as well as on Google's blog) and could not find a straight answer to this question: which URL is the best for mobile from an SEO perspective? Is there a difference between: ...
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Google Analytics - Goals setup regular expression match

I have urls like the following: http://example.com/item/1 http://example.com/item/1341 http://example.com/item/33324 I want to set up a funnel in Google Analytics and I understand that I can use a ...
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Language Specific URLs for SEO

I'm currently building a website that is not targeted to an English speaking audience. So my thoughts are that if I were to make the URLs in the language of choice (in this case Spanish) then would ...
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How to optimise the url for search engines?

I have a php template which has one index.php and all the different pages (content1.html, content2.html, etc) are shown on the index.phppage. So for example I can open ...
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Tricky mod_rewrite challenge

I list about 9,000 records on my little site. At the moment I'm showing them with a dynamic page, like http://domain.com/records.php?id=019031 But I'd like to start using meaningful URLs like this ...
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Can I use asterisks in URLs?

Are there any reasons I shouldn't use an asterisk (*) in a URL? Background: With asterisks, I could provide these nice and user friendly (or what do you think??) URLs: ...
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Is a URL with a query string better or worse for SEO then one without one?

I want to know, is there a huge difference in terms of SEO between these URLs: mysite.com/ontario/toronto/listings or mysite.com/listings.php?p=ontario&c=toronto Will one URL rank ...
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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 ...