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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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 ...
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Am I correctly handling duplicate URLs for my homepage?

I own a Job Search site named www.conservationjobboard.com and have a concern about how the domain is viewed by search engines. The issue is that when the site was first designed, the default page was ...
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Can prefixing a dash reduce the search engine rating?

If I prefix a dash to GUIDs in my URLs on my Web site, in this manner: example.com/some/folders/-35x2ne5r579n32/page-name Will my SEO rating be affected? Background: On my site, people can look up ...
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Address bar showing long URL

I recently upgraded my hosting account to Deluxe where I can host multiple websites. I added a domain name and created a folder in the root directory giving it the same name as my domain name and ...
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#! in URL: Is there any merit to using the shebang (#!) in URL if there is no AJAX-loaded content, but otherwise dynamic page generation?

Is there any reason, possibly SEO related, to using the shebang (aka "hashbang") in rewritten URLs on a dynamic site, but one that does not use AJAX?
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How to use Canonical and Original-Source Correctly, on multilingual website?

was wondering wether searchengines index this correctly in a multilingual website: Currently, the htaccess eats nice urls on pages like /de/somepage and rewrites them invisibly to /somepage?ln=de so ...
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how to re categorize all the articles on my site

I started a blog some months before. I tried to maintain them in a proper category. So people can search/get contents easily. But now i feel, all the articles are being messed up. Please suggest a ...
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how will google treat http://yoursite.com/page?a=1 and http://yoursite.com/page?a=2 will it treat them different?

how will google treat yoursite.com/page?a=1 and yoursite.com/page?a=2 will it treat them different or same url. Or is there any solution i want google to treat same page but with different content. ...
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Facebook company pages, why some are simple urls and some are strange long urls?

I'm trying to set up this damn FB page for the company where I'm working for. I think it's probably useless stuff, but I want to give a try. I came up with this page: ...
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How to solve this problem with my subdomain?

I have my site hosted at http://blog.rgksugan.in. I have set a subdomain in it for my blog. But after landing on my blog whatever other links I click i get the link as ...
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WWW.yoursite.com or HTTP://yoursite.com which one is futureproof?

http://yoursite.com www.yoursite.com http://www.yoursite.com yoursite.com Which of these would you choose as your favourite to work with, if you were to make a site for 2011 and beyond, which ...
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What is the best stucture of SEO friendly URL?

I'm working for a website to convert the website URL to an SEO friendly URL. I plan to use this: mysite.com/category-name/pageid-123-page-name I looked at some similarly categorized, highly ranked ...
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Find child domains of a URL

Is there a way to find all the child domains of a URL? e.g. parent url: www.example.com Sample child domains: www.a.example.com www.abracadabra.example.com www.zoo.example.com
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What URL should I use for my blog archives?

I'm starting a new blog and I have the ability to publish my archives (old post urls that will receive most of my search traffic) anywhere I choose without any repercussions. I've been taking some ...
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Clarify “canonical” word: Can someone please list the various uses of this word in SEO context, and point out correct or incorrect uses of it?

I think the authoritative use of the word "canonical" in the SEO discipline dates back to this 2006 blog post by Matt Cuts on cononicalization: ...
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I want to run a URL shortener for my own usage, what do I need to do?

I am tired of using external URL shorteners, my favorite "tr.im" went out of business. I know there are some that will do reporting for me, but I want to run my own, so I can see the usage myself, for ...
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What's the extent of the “damage” to having a broken URL found by the spiders (showing in Google Webmaster Tools)?

An error with our URL rewrite rules caused some pages to be not found (404 errors) when Google crawled our site. I regularly watch for errors and fix database or coding issues when they arise. We ...
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How do I know whether a site is a daughter site of another?

Given http://www.ocfaustralia.org/ and site 2 http://griffith.ocfaustralia.org/, is there a way for me to tell whether site 2 is a daughter site for site 1? That is, if I were to remove site 1 would ...
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SEO: adding an unecessary description key in dynamic url is it good or not?

in the typical DB driven cms/ecommerce site you will have items pages at urls in some form similar to: http://www.domain.com/item.php?id=36 1) Is it good for SEO purpose to add a sort of ...