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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Preserve Facebook comments when the site changes domain name

I'm going to be changing the domain name of one of my sites. I'll use 301 redirects. One thing that I can't figure out is how to preserve all the comments that users have made on the page through ...
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?Referer links in WordPress site getting indexed

I have a WordPress site which is more content centric. Today, I found that certain URLs are getting indexed in Google Search results. They look like: ...
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Nginx, URL special characters and punycode

I have an URL with special carachters (nicolòzanetti.com), and I'm having problem telling nginx how to handle it to the correct site. With a basic configuration:(the * in the urls is to tell ...
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Do Google sitemap URLs need to be double urlencoded?

Do Google sitemap URLs need to be double urlencoded? I am submitting my sitemaps to Google and Google is having difficulty navigating to URLs that contain urlencoded characters. An example of a ...
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301 redirect specific URLs

I have a lot of 404 pages looks like that: lalala/lalala/Users_PasswordReminder.aspx?something=lala lilili/lilili/Users_PasswordReminder.aspx /Users_PasswordReminder.aspx?username=admin etc. I ...
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Apache rewrite rule to add a directory in front of a file

I have an HTML page in my root directory, and when someone clicks it I'd like there to be a directory before the file name, that doesn't exist. For example, instead of just being able to access: ...
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Shorten URL with Regex

Here's an example URL to a user profile on my site: http://127.0.0.1:8080/overview/showuserprofile/user I want it to be: http://127.0.0.1:8080/user This is what I have for rewrite rules: ...
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Do URL sortneres make an impact on search engine rankings? [duplicate]

Can anyone explain me what does the following mean (from thesearchenginepros): The best URL shorteners will use a 301 redirect to pass along their Google page rank to the destination web address. ...
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Stopwords in URL for longtailed keywords

I have read some articles online that the correct SEO-practices suggest that you shouldn't use stop words in URLS. Does this also apply for URLs for pages that target long-tailed keywords that contain ...
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How do I categorize my website (domain)? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a domain and created the website. I found that this belongs to "None" category and so found blocked in cyberoam firewall. I tried with all possible meta tags at index.html. But ...
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How urls of an ecommerce website should be made to be SEO friendly

Presently I am working on a website which has url like this For category page mydomain.com/c/10/t-shirts For product page mydomain.com/p/1023/printed-black-stripped-t-shirt I thought that this is ...
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Can domain masking be used to move content from a subdomain to a subdirectory?

example.com is hosted on IP address c.c.c.c at host1, no access any windows server admin at all blog.example.com is on IP a.a.a.a at host2, full access to Linux server admin, using WordPress So ...
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Are there any differences between URLs with and without “www” and “http://”

Are there any differences among these addresses? www.example.com http://www.example.com example.com
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Adding .html to the URL while it is not a HTML page hurt to SEO?

If I added .html to the URLs of my website while the pages are not in HTML, will it hurt SEOof my site or will it be helful to my site in search engine rankings? For example, say my domain is ...
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URL doesn't change on sub-pages or when leaving site

I'm new to the world of webmasters, so I haven't been able to appropriately search for an answer. I don't know the keywords that describe my situation. I registered hallienoelle.com and the .net ...
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Which URL is better for SEO? [duplicate]

I have 2 main categories: Software Hardware Each of these categories has 10 subcategories for example hardware: cpu/graphic/hard disk and... Which URL is better for SEO? ...
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Is there a risk that custom URLs for Facebook and Google+ will compete with your own site?

Is there any downside to registering a Facebook page custom URL or Google Plus custom URL? My primary goal is to drive traffic to my site. Is there a risk of these social media custom URLs ...
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What could make Google search strange URL in Google Webmaster Tools?

In my Webmaster Tools console I can see that Google tries to access very strange URLs, receiving a 404. For example: ...
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URL path structure for a website with several directories

I am making a website with several directories that will have a high amount of content. For now I have separated the URLs into categories so that they’re like this: www.example.com/student/ ...
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Redirect URL ending with dot

I submitted my site's URL to my workplace's printed newsletter and when I get the printed version, they added a dot to the end of it. Some people will realize that the period is not a part of the URL ...
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Can I have tracking parameters immediately after a forward slash /?

I would like to start redirecting all /index.php pageviews to / to clean up GA data and otherwise simplify URL hits. Does anyone foresee this causing any problem when using tracking parameters? E.g. ...
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SEO pagination for items sorted in reverse chronological order

Let's have items I90, I89, ..., I2, I1 where I1 is the oldest and I100 is the newest. They are paginated and there are 30 items per page. Which is better URL from SEO point of view? 1) /items?page=1 ...
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which URL is better for a search engine? [duplicate]

In 2 ways I can show The article URL in my website: My Breadcrumbs website for a content to both of ways is this: home>>computer>>hardware>>cpu>>this-is-an-article.html The First way: LINK of ...
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Can I get source URL from Google search if I switch to HTTPS myself?

HTTPS cloaks the keywords, but I've read that by enabling HTTPS on my site I may at least get the source URL's - if the browser goes from HTTPS -> HTTPS it does not drop the source url in the packet ...
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Why does my URL appear with #sthash.RXOAdGce.dpbs after it?

I have set up a subdomain which for some reason attaches #sthash.RXOAdGce.dpbs to the end of the URL making it look like this: <http://info.example.com/#sthash.gmiCS9nc.dpbs>. I am wondering ...
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Does the <h1> tag get more SEO value if there is no usable keyword in the URL?

I'm looking at a site for which the domain name and URL do not impart any meaningful data to a search engine. It does have: <h1> (eBook name) <h2> (author - cannot be changed) ...
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How can I rewrite to my .htaccess in PHP? [duplicate]

How to rewrite my URL from http://www.mysite.com/listingsecond.php?ID=1 to http://www.mysite.com/listingsecond? How can I rewrite to my .htaccess in PHP to do this?
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Is an anchor link registered as duplicate content by Google?

I have a store where fairly important content is now viewed by all visitors (only 66% according to mouseflow) as users have to scroll a bit to see it, which not all do. I don't wish to move the ...
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SEO impact - using subdomains to make a sentence

I'm thinking about playing with subdomains to make "sentences", and I would like to know if there is any impact on SEO. That's easier to explain with examples (those are fake ones and only ...
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Is redirecting a subdomain to point to a folder good practice? [duplicate]

I have a blog which can be accessed at http://mysite.com/blog/ I would like to access it like this because I think it looks cleaner http://blog.mysite.com I did some reading on domains, ...
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URLs appended with a fullstop (period)

When I log into to my hosting provider to view my website stats I have noticed that there are a few repeated page URLs with a full stop on the end. I have hunted for this additional page on my FTP but ...
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find-new/posts&recent=1 as homepage: what about SEO? [duplicate]

I can't change the URL of my website with .htaccess, because the query does not work anymore if I make it a pretty URL, so I am desparate to know what impact this will have on SEO. I mean, I have to ...
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Content change on front page

I am building a blog type website with articles. In one category, new articles will be posted every 2-3 days. I need the last article from that category to be (totally) displayed on the front page ...
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Using RewriteBase in .htaccess to make links pretty

I'm working on a project right now and I'm trying to make the links pretty. We have urls like this: http://subdomain.domain.com/DynamicCountry/DynamicName/file.php What I'm trying to do is set the ...
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Does shortened URL carry less weight in terms of SEO?

Which backlink would carry more weight in terms of SEO between the original URL to a webpage (like http://www.example.com/Zqe9) or a URL shortened from Google (like goo.gl/Zqe9)?
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Why are URLs with my domain name at the end showing up in analytics?

I have a multi-language WordPress site that has been live since the last 3 months and today when I checked Analytics, I saw a lot of weird URLs: ...
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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: ...
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How should I properly redirect 1 million+ URLs?

I have a server that allows file uploads. Foolishly I let everything get stored in one directory /uploads. Now that I am approaching 1.5M files in this directory, I want to go back and correct my ...
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How do I keep the hash (#) in a URL while using utm query strings in Google Analytics?

I've got a website that uses hash # to identify URLs. So URLs might look like: www.mywebsite.com/somepage.aspx#productname Obviously, "product name" is important here, and I need it to show up in ...
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Use a GET variable to see a referrer in Google Analytics

I have a system on my site that sends an email to a customer with a certain url in it (not a private url, just the info they've requested). The format of this url is just straight on: ...
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URL for website with multiple currencies

It seems that most of the websites which handle currencies keep track of the current currency throughout the user browser session and not through the URL itself. This way, when sharing the URL with ...
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How should I create URLs for database generated content that can be indexed by search engines? [duplicate]

I have learned how to retrieve data from a database to a single page by using a form, so I would not need to create many pages to show the elements of a catalog. The concern that I have is how to make ...
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Duplicate content issue on product review page

I have a product review page that defaults to showing all reviews. On this page I have 5 links which link to showing only the 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 star ratings. If I have a product with 1 review which is ...
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Redirect to the correct URL without trailing slashes [duplicate]

My correct URL is http://mydomine.com/cars/register.php (without slash in the end). But I send emails to our customers with wrong URL http://mydomine.com/cars/register.php/ (with slash in the end). ...
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.htaccess language detection, redirect and friendly URLs [closed]

I'm having problems with my .htaccess file. RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP:Accept-Language} (fr) [NC] RewriteRule .* http://www.example.com/frans [R,L] RewriteRule .* ...
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Google non-SSL search not passing the “q” parameter with keyword

I am building a web analytics application for search engine traffic only and right now I am looking into providing some information about keywords that Google does not show. Like not provided keyword. ...
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Can Google bots interpret hyphen separated words as a single keyword?

I have a french website which frequently includes the word rendez-vous. But, Google Webmaster Tools content keywords tells me the #1 keyword is rendez which is not what I want. Even worse, the word ...
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What is the feature that imports URL information into Facebook and Google+?

I want to be able to import a heading, short description, and an image into my website, just using a link. I am using Joomla but can switch to any CMS, or try to build an extension myself. The ...
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Relative URLs confuse Google crawler

I'm having some odd problems that are apparently being generated by Google crawler. Bing isn't these errors, so it's kind of confusing. The problem seems to be because of relative links. Google ...
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Which method is better to add “www.” before domain name

I have search through Google and found 2 methods to add www before domain name. First is by adding a CNAME and second is using rewrite mod in .htaccess file. I just want to know which method is ...