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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Best practice URL structure for pagination [duplicate]

Is one of these formats for pagination better for SEO? www.example.com/list/1 www.example.com/list?page=1 What considerations or factors should go into selecting one format or the other? I'm ...
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Google isn't indexing AJAX URLs even after fetching them with _escaped_fragment

I'm still in the process of making my site crawlable through Google even though it's all AJAX content. I got it where if the URL contains escaped_fragment_ it retrieves the right information form the ...
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URL Rewrite with spaces or with -?

Which URL is more SEO? mydomain.com/category-name/article-name.html OR mydomain.com/category name/article name.html I have read some articles about URL Rewriting but there I can't find any ...
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Is it bad SEO practice to have two almost-identical URLs?

On my blog, after coding a function which trims stop words, I ended up with these two URLs which are identical if not for the post ID: http://www.example.com/europe/france/597/june-weather-update ...
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Do short URLs like goo.gl, bitly etc. affect your website ranking? [duplicate]

I need to know whether using short URLs to back-link to pages affects your website ranking in the Google search results.
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SEO & Reordering of duplicate content

I am currently working on a website, and the designer wants a menu that is setup like this: Toplevel1 Toplevel2 submenu1 submenu2 submenu3 Toplevel3 Toplevel4 All menu items have a title and ...
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When is a URL encoded?

When there are spaces in a URL like http://example.com/this is not url enocoded it is obvious, that the URL will end up as http://example.com/this%20is%20not%20url%20encoded When and what will ...
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URLs created by Googlebot show up as 404 errors

I have a situation where Google is crawling our site. That is fine, no problem, but the issue is that the crawler is creating URL paths that do not exist. /events is a root folder on our site. ...
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Domain name name repeated in the URL — what is wrong with my Joomla/nginx setup?

I have a joomla site being served from an nginx server with the following config server { listen 80; server_name heftpathology.com; server_name_in_redirect off; access_log ...
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Is it allowed to use Like button for another page?

According this thread it is possible to place Like button on some page, while the like button gives "like" to another page. But is it allowed officially? Aren't there any sanctions from Facebook if I ...
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Protect a URL from being used in an iFrame except on a single site

I need to pass URLs to a client and they would embed those URLs on their site within an Iframe. I was wondering what's stopping the user(who is visiting the client site) from copying the URL from the ...
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Most invariant URI to refer to a HTML5 element from w3.org?

If one is in a situation where you are required to use a URI (simple strings would not do)...how would you refer to the concept of an HTML5 element ("div", "li", etc.)? As a starting point for what ...
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When changing hosting, how to see files served from the new server

domain example.com is running on a server A. Then I changed host to the server B. Now when I open URL example.com, I still see the files from host A. But I want the files from host B.
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Does .html extension in URL help for SEO? [duplicate]

I am working on dotNET and I have changed URL extension from .aspx to .html. Is it good to use .html extension ? My actual URL is www.example.com/Project.aspx?Id=2&Type=this-is-something I have ...
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Where is this traffic coming from, and how can I block it in Google Analytics?

We're seeing Google Analytics report a huge amount of hits and large drop rate on some of our pages, but investigating this further reveals more questions than answers. For instance, one page is ...
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What is the meaning of this sitemap error in Google Webmaster Tools?

In my Google Webmaster Tools, I received an error which I am not understanding: When we tested a sample of the URLs from your Sitemap, we found that some of the URLs were unreachable. Please check ...
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Can I restart my WordPress site without using a different domain name?

I'm getting problems with crawling my site in Google Webmasters Tools. I'm seeing weird URLs that end with my domain, like: /tag/sugar/www.k2ost.com /tag/melody-day/www.k2ost.com and also like ...
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Structuring URLs of an online shop for SEO

I have an online store with categories that have a tree structure (meaning they can be nested inside other categories) and products inside these categories. What is the best way to structure the URLs ...
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How can I fix Google indexing URLs that are not part of my sitemap?

Using site:example.com in Google is returning many results with the following format: https://www.w.example.com/services/edison/16mm-to-2k Obviously this is not what I submitted and is not part of my ...
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Google Analytics report is showing URL parameters that look like session ids [closed]

I am noticing some weird URLs in the Google Analytics content report. The parameters in the urls appears similar to php session ids (not sure though). Just want to make sure it is not something that ...
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Does a unique ID and title in URL slug improve SEO?

Stackexchange post URLs have URLs like this: http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/9848/squeezing-all-the-seo-out-of-a-url-as-possible Which is the format: ...
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Can AdWords ValueTrack parameters be nested?

Google provides ValueTrack as a mechanism for adding dynamic parameters to your advertising URLs. I have successfully used it for tracking clicks from their search network and content network in ...
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SEO Friendly URL for search keywords

I have a website where you can search for a brands, item, and content inside my web. It was designed with tab for each search type, but I want to make the url when changing the tab user friendly and ...
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Best URL for cars related website? [duplicate]

If this was your website, what will be the URLs for each car on sale? http://www.autoscout24.eu/Details.aspx?id=247572735&asrc=ha I'm working on a car dealership website. What should be the ...
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Hide query parameters in RewriteRule

I have the following rule: RewriteRule ^farm-products/([A-Za-z0-9-]+)/([0-9]+)/([A-Za-z0-9-]+)/([0-9]+)/([0-9]+)/?$ products.php?$1&page=$2&what=$3&t=$4&cat=$5 The user sees: ...
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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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URL SEO : Using directories or exact keyword phrase in the URL [duplicate]

I am trying to understand how to best optimise a url for a page to rank high for specific keywords. Example: a top keyword search is "rental properties in new york". Question is does this keyword ...
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How to redirect all links to new site with same domain & same content? [duplicate]

Is the same domain but i change url structure and website platform and is important to save all traffic from old links.
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What is the SEO-recommended method for using underscores and dashes in URLs that contain geographic locations?

In reading through this article: In Subfolder & File Names, Use Dashes, Not Underscores Good: Good: http://www.domain.com/sub-folder/file-name.htm Bad: ...
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In terms of SEO, is it ok to have the same word in singular and plural in the URL?

In terms of SEO, is it ok to have the same word in singular and plural in the URL? For example, I have a website to sell houses but I want to target for "house" and "houses", so if a person search ...
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Where to put hashtag in Ajax url [closed]

I used to put my url like this : example.com/#!ajaxcall/parent/child but then, google gave me warning says that my url "is not followed" : When we tested a sample of URLs from your Sitemap, we ...
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Can I redirect a new domain to a specific pg without affecting that page's search standing?

I want to redirect a new domaim (that has not been used before) to a specific page on a site which already has good standing in search results - I want to do this instead of forwarding because I need ...
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Does having a dynamic URL for all pages in my blog put me at disadvantage SEO wise? [duplicate]

All my blog pages are handled by three php scripts viewer.php?cno= (Dynamic) view.php?cat= (Dynamic) about.php (Static) So I was wondering if it puts me at disadvantage ? Can crawlers see my ...
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How to optimize keywords in URLs for SEO?

Can I write slightly different URLs for the same page and rank "equally" for both? For example, I have a post URL like this: http://example.com/rio-de-janeiro/onetitle-... But I also would like to ...
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Skip part of URL

I have a server running on XAMPP in LAN. In htdocs I've created subfolder called 'apps' (it's because I'm using one CodeIgniter's files to multiple webpages). Now, when somenone want to visit a ...
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URL query is adding an unecessary comma

I am trying to automatically place login data through a URL query for my university services. (https://login.gatech.edu/cas/login) two problems arise when I try to pass a URL query (Ex: ...
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For SEO, should the path portion of the URL be localized?

I have a site that have localized content. I would like to know if it's really important to also translate the URL paths to access the content. For example: Today, I'm handling the URLS like these: ...
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Is tos.html some kind of standard Terms of service filename?

I periodically check my log of 404 errors on my site, and aside of most curious hack attempts I often encounter requests for files that are some kind of standard on a specific platform ...
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SEO domain advice: sol-spl.com vs sol-spanish.com [duplicate]

I'm taking Spanish lessons from a school that uses a domain name sol-spl.com (not the actual domain), where sol is the name of the company, and spl stands for "Spanish private lessons". I was ...
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URL redirection in GoDaddy [duplicate]

I have two domains from GoDaddy. How do I redirect automatically from http://www.domain1.com/article.html to http://www.domain2.com/blog/article.html
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Would the following URLs result in duplicate content if I only used one canonical link?

In your experience, have you ever had problems with duplicate content being caused by the following URLs: www.mysite.net www.mysite.net/ www.mysite.net/index.html Do you think that this could ...
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How can I redirect URLs in Google App Engine to new ones? [closed]

I need to redirect a couple of my old URLs to new ones. I use Google App Engine for deploying my website online. Is app.yaml the only way I can redirect the URLs? I am very new to Python and wish ...
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SEO penalty for 301 redirecting googlebot only?

I have a website that is splitting into two. For the sake of easily describing the what and why, let's say I run a classifieds site and I want to move all the adult content to its own domain. (very ...
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Getting the full referral URL from Google Analytics

I have looked how to find this information and all I can find is old information on how to do it which doesn't work now, such as: ...
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Benefits of placing keywords in domain name [duplicate]

I'm now considering the site structure and I need to choose between productname.mysite.com and mysite.com/productname URL format. Question is the following: is there any ranking reasons to use first ...
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Archive structure and effects on SEO

With a wordpress setup as follows of pages, custom posts, a custom taxonomy of colours and rewrite rules in place: Pages: Archive: -fruits Single: --fruit/apple --fruit/orange Archive by colour: ...
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Implications of using subdomain or traditional folders SEO

Let's say I run a site where companies get their own page, and within that I also show staff members. I am torn between three different approachs in terms of URL's and want to choose one which is not ...
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Are there any advantages from an SEO perspective to remove the “/category/” base from the permalink?

On an WordPress site, there are ways to remove the /category/ base from permalinks. Is there an advantage or a disadvantage for SEO to doing this?
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Should I remove URL for 500 errors?

I am slowly learning how to do SEO for my website and in the process changed a few URLs. Now, some of them are already visible in Yahoo answers and I am unable to update them to the new URLs. I can do ...
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Can Joomla have a different URL for backend management?

My site will be maintained mostly by myself, and maybe 1 or 2 others. I want to know if it's possible if the back end can be managed from a different folder structure? ie. www.example.com <- user ...