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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Is using !# for AJAX URLs the standard when it comes to SEO?

Will URLs like this site.com/!#users only be crawled by Google's search engine bots, or is this a standard adopted by all search engines (e.g., Yahoo, Bing, DuckDuckGo, etc...)?
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Crawl errors appearing in Google Webmaster Tools with suspicious URLs cached

I am receiving Crawl Errors in my Google Webmaster Tools reports with some unique URLs that I am not understanding. For Example: http://www.example.com/portfolio/?cat_url=custom-cms This page ...
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Using a .htaccess to RewriteRule and Redirect 301 at the same time?

I have a couple of specific URLs that I want to display differently on my website, like this: RewriteRule ^contact$ contact.php To get ride of the ".php" extension. And to be SEO friendly (to ...
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How can I setup a redirect using an .htaccess that would keep part of the URL path?

I would like to setup a redirect using an .htaccess file which keeps part of the URL's path in the target URL. For example: I have the domain example.com. I want example.com/social to redirect to ...
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Track a Goal conversion in Google Analytics for filling in a contact form when the URL stays the same

If a contact form's URL stays the same after submitting the form, how can I track goal conversions in Google Analytics for filling in the form? Normally I would add the confirmation page's URL into ...
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Where does the URL parameter “?chocaid=397” come from?

In Google Webmaster Tools, I noticed that my front page was indexed two times: example.com/ example.com/?chocaid=397 I know that I could fix this with the use of link type canonical, but I wonder: ...
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Robots.txt disallowing URLs

I need to disallow some URLs on my site but I am not sure how to do that. I have a site that has products and reviews. When someone makes a review, the site generates a URL automatically like this: ...
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URL Forward all links from domain without slugs

I have an old site which I no longer use so I decided to redirect the domain to an article from another domain. The old site does not have web hosting anymore which means I had to url forward through ...
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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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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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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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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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Apache, Rewrite Rule and Directories

I'm using the current virtual host: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@mysite ServerName example.co.uk ServerAlias www.example.co.uk DocumentRoot ...
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Remove URL's - Site Removal instead of Web Page removal

Can somebody please advise why www.website.com/?p=1 comes up with Site Removal rather than Webpage Removal when I submit the URL in Webmaster Tools? It is the Hello World! post that came installed ...
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SEO and URL Shorteners

When you have a link from lets say twitter that is t.co/foo that links back to your website how does that effect SEO and how do the major search engines handle Shortened URLs?
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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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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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Google Webmaster Tools crawl error with 'function.session-start' URLs

I've got following error URLs from the Google Webmaster Tools crawl errors. http://www.mydomain.com/mydomain/shirts/function.session-start I've checked the those pages that links from but I didn't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SEO: best way to deal with short lifetime URLs?

I am currently in the process of redesigning a job advert site and am trying to put a lot more effort into my SEO. My question is how should I deal with the URLs that point to job adverts when 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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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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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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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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Should a link validator report 302 redirects as broken links?

A while ago, sparkfun.com changed their URL structure from /commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9266 to /products/9266 This is nice, right? We don't need to know that it is (or was) a PHP ...
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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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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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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 ...