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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What sort of URL structure should be used to display AMP HTML vs vanilla HTML

There's an existing WordPress plugin that creates AMP formats automatically by adding /amp onto the end of any posts URL. I'm worried about duplicating my content at multiple URLs and wondering if ...
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How to track internal campaigns (without writing any code)?

So, UTMs work really well for tracking external campaigns in Google Analytics. I use UTMs all the time for the sites that I work with. But I'm wondering how to properly track these campaigns easily if ...
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Why are redirected URLs displayed in SERP?

I use a permalink redirect mode for affiliate links. Something similar to www.example.com/out/google → this will 302 redirect to google.com. All these redirected URLs display in search using the ...
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.htaccess redirect url to a subfolder on a subdomain with exceptions

I have a CMS installed on a subdomain (say blog.domain.com). I created a site on it but the site can be accessed at (blog.domain.com/sites/mysite). I also have to use other links like blog.domain.com/#...
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Is it valid to include digits and question marks in the URL slug for a permalink?

Is it valid (and maybe even a best practice) to create "Aliases" or "Slugs" that contain numbers and question marks? The numbers would be integer only, floats are out of the question. For example: ...
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Should I include “www” in my canonical URLs? What are the pros and cons?

What are the pros and cons of having http://www.example.com/ vs http://example.com/? For example a problem I'm aware of is that if I use a domain without www I can't set a cookie for the current ...
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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: Is it safe to reset those? Or better leave them? We already had a ...
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How do I link to web pages with umlauts in their filename?

I am trying to create an HTML link to a web page hosted on an Apache server that contains umlauts (in my test case it is ä.html). So I tried the following in HTML: <a href='ä.html'>ä.html</...
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How to add category in URL for Wordpress theme

We are having trouble getting the category name into the URL. We want to use the following structure: example.com/knowledge-base/category-name/article-name For some reason our wordpress theme (...
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Why is my Blogger subdomain appearing in URLs on my page instead of my custom domain?

Recently I bought a new domain (example.com) and pointed it to my blogger account. My domain is working well. But the problem is my sitemap contains the http://subdomain.blogspot.com which is the ...
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How do I track search queries with Google Analytics when my search engine uses a hash for the query?

My company's search engine generates a hash/pound sign (#) instead of a question mark for search queries: Search.htm#search- followed by exactly the user's input string. http://www.example.com/...
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Crafting AdSense-friendly URLs for special webpages

When many people make websites, they create simple friendly URLs with simple logic, however, my question involves more complex URLs. Here's the story: On my website, people can use an editor to make ...
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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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Allow third party to use domain subdirectory without risk to your server

If you have a live site on example.com, is it possible to allow third-parties to set up their own site at example.com/project1, example.com/project2 etc without subjecting your server to risk? I ...
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Why are URLs case-sensitive?

My question: When URLs were first designed, why was case-sensitivity made a feature? I ask this because it seems to me (i.e., a layperson) that case-insensitivity would be preferred to prevent ...
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How to see my domain name in URL with Google appEngine

I have a domain name : somewhere.com this domain is mapped to somewhere.appspot.com the Google hosting service. Everything works well BUT When the users want to click on a link, they see the link as ...
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Can I define the letter case of a Domain Name?

I want to purchase a second level domain (on the web platform Altervista.org) with the .com extension. Since within the domain verification process I can type characters in both upper and lower case ...
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How to correctly display homepage “url” property value using Schema.org

How do you correctly display the url property value of your website's landing page? Do I need to specify the full name like "www.example.com" or is "/" sufficient? I currently have it like this: &...
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Problems blocking URLs

I took over as WM for our website a while ago. The old website was produced using html code, new 1 using proprietary software. I've tried blocking old URLs in Google (ending in .htm) but not ...
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Why do Stack Overflow 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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Should URL paths be case sensitive?

My website's URLs are currently case-insensitive. For example, both of the following links show the exact same page: http://example.com/about http://example.com/About However, taking a look at the ...
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What is an uncategorized URL

What is an uncategorized URL and is this something to worry about for a standard niche website?
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Do I really need to remove special characters in a URL?

I have an FTP account shared with friends where we upload underground music albums and then we use the links to share the downloads in a music forum. The problem is that the album names are in french ...
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Rewrite rule is causing a redirect to another host and port rather than showing the content at the current URL

I have a web application working on: next3.info:83 I want to go there with weburen.next3.nl so I used this code: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} =weburen.next3.nl RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT}...
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Decent waiting time before making old links broken

After merging subdomains into one domain, the website speed improved. At this time, I have 301 redirects in place for anyone requesting old URLs from the subdomains, but because having multiple ...
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Should I use a 301 redirect for inbound discount offer links?

We have discount links like example.com/alex10 that set a discount in the session and show the homepage as normal (with a tiny adjustment to say "£10 credit applied"). When we initially set this up ...
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How to show your homepage on www.example.com rather than /Index.html

How do you configure a site so that when someone is on your home page, they are looking at www.example.com, rather than www.example.com/Index.html? I would like it to show the way that Google's ...
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How should I structure my URLs for both SEO and localization?

When I set up a site in multiple languages, how should I set up my URLs for search engines and usability? Let's say my site is www.example.com, and I'm translating into French and Spanish. What is ...
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How to prevent duplicate pages with different URL slugs on my Cold Fusion site?

My programer has made my website in Cold Fusion and the URLs are like http://www.example.com/article.cfm/articleid/12345/seo-keyword-title but the problem is the page opens even if the (seo-...
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Implementing Canonical URLs

I have a confusion in implementing canonical URLs; Client has shared a set of URLs like; http://example.com/eg/ http://example.com/eg/index?32312323 http://example.com/eg/index?54545545 http://...
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Best SEO practice for static pages: having “index.html” or not?

I'm trying to SEO optimize my blog, and I'm not sure which method is the best SEO practice. I seem to google conflicting results. Some say 1. is best because of days old, other says nowadays index....
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Is the discussionUrl for a page with Disqus comments the page the comments are embedded on?

When it comes to the Schema.org property discussionUrl, Schema.org says that the discussionUrl should be: A link to the page containing the comments of the CreativeWork. My question is, is ...
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Tumblr Custom URL Not Working

I have bought a domain that I want to use as a unique Tumblr website but I can't get the url to pick up on Tumblr settings. The domain is a .com registered with 123-reg. I've set the CNAME to the ...
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SEO, acronyms, and the URL

Could writing URLs as acronyms negatively impact SEO? Does it matter what the acronym is? I'm creating a site for a research organization with many different branches and project in those branches ...
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On Hostgator, how can I remove “~username” from my website's URL?

Right now to access my website I need to go to http://www.example.com/~username/index.html How do I remove this so I can simply type: http://www.example.com/index.html Right now I am FTPing ...
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Can a URL slug use periods after abbreviations for SEO?

I am a programmer and working on my site having slug set for SEO friendliness. I wonder whether this URL is OK for Search Engines? http://example.com/entry/1/clinton-sanders-use-n.h.-primary-to-frame-...
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Menu / URL structure for SEO

I am planning to structure my menu and following 4 types came into my mind. Menu 1 Extensions (/extensions) |-- Magento Extensions (/extensions/magento) |-- Prestashop Extensions (/...
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Rewrite rule for pretty URL: redirecting 'index.php?parameter' to 'slug/index.html'

My original URL is: http://example.com/video_in.php?video_id=1 and I want my link to be: http://example.com/shaandaar/kinna_sona.html shaandaar and kinna_sona are the slugs in my database....
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Current situation around iFrame web and SEO? [duplicate]

I was searching the web around for relevant information about this, but all I could find are incomplete or outdated information. So consider this: You have your typical business website, but every ...
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“1-8-width” or “1-8-inch-width” in URL path?

For a product URL which is better form? 1-8-width-ao-sanding-belts or 1-8-inch-width-ao-sanding-belts Would this be served as 1/8" or 18 inch?
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Best way to use date in URL for better SEO

There is a website scenario in which a user gives date as input and the result will be something related with that date. Lets take the scenario is my website gives earth quakes happened in Europe on ...
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Benefit of date in URL segments

I was curious about the date in URL segments, is there any SEO point of benefit? For example the following URLs: http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/18/netflix-will-launch-in-the-netherlands-later-this-...
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URI design for many-to-many relationship: advice needed

I'm stuck designing URIs for a many-to-many relationship between users and other resources. Specifically I'm having difficulty predicting the consequences of different approaches. Given a resources ...
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Should I worry about redirecting index.php to root or not?

I've read in a forum two users saying that Google identifies index.php and the site's root as a single page, that redirecting index.php to root is not something we should worry about, but as they had ...
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Google stores user input from site URL

I use both with URL param and without. For example: http://www.wwwsitus.com/code/googlemap.php http://www.wwwsitus.com/code/?q=reg&foo=verif I then type others (fake param/url) in that url, as ...
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Redirect URL to the same page with parameter

I have this url in my blog: http://www.myweb.com/ and would like to change into: http://www.myweb.com/?lang=en all the URl, of course, in the same page = index.php I need to use param lang=en to ...
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How to handle old URLs (from previous setup) after migrating to Drupal?

What would the best way to setup (configure) URLs used in previous versions of a site after a site is converted to a new Drupal site?
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60% organic traffic drop after permalink structure change?

On a very large website I have changed the permalink structure, for technical reasons. Every URL is 301 redirected to it's appropriate one. A few days after the change I have noticed a drop in ...
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Writing clean urls with .htaccess

Update - Alright thanks everyone for your tests, it really helped. The code is good. My problem was not having absolute "/" links. (Due to moving from public_html folder). Only 2 concerns i have now. ...
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SEO and subfolder URL design [duplicate]

I am new to the SEO and hopefully this question has not been asked because I used the wrong keywords to search answers here. Let me explain my question by an example. Say I have a new website with ...