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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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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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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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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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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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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SEO friendly URL

I want to create SEO friendly URL for my website. I am creating a .htaccess file but these file not run in Bluehost. Bluehost gets an "Internal Server Error": The server encountered an internal ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I force Google to show my domain, not my IP?

I submitted a site to Google using their tool. At the time I didn't actually have a domain for the site, so I just used the IP address. Later I bought a domain, but Google still seem to be showing ...
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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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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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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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Visitor statistics distorted due to domain forwarding

I am forwarding traffic from one domain to another which is hosting a site with Google Analytics. The forwarding is done via the registrar's URL forwarding tools, which allows us to avoid creating an ...
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Is mixing slugs with numbers & names in WordPress a bad SEO technique?

While trying to get friendly URLs in WordPress, I discovered this WordPress forums post, which states: WordPress has a monumental issue forbidding you to use the same category slug more than ...
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Is it bad to change slugs for SEO?

I have a blog site. Assume that I have added a page example.com/appleand that blog page has been crawled by Google. The slug "apple" is based on the blog title "Apple". Later, I changed the title ...
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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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What is the purpose of leading slash in HTML URLs?

I have noticed that some blogs posts have links using a value starting with / in the href. For example: <a href="/somedir/somepage.html">My Page</a> Does the leading / mean the path is ...
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Changing subdomain url to new root url issue (404)

I have a blog on a subdomain technotes.tostaky.biz and I want to move it to a new URL: www.mytechnotes.biz. Of course, I want to redirect technotes.tostaky.biz to www.mytechnotes.biz. ...
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How do keyword spellings in domains and titles affect search engine optimization?

Just had a quick question about the spellings of words in domain names and how search engines like Google interpret them: So for example, if I had a site based on up to the minute deals on various ...
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Country specific website URL for SEO [duplicate]

I am developing a new site and have two domains. One is the .com domain and the other is the country specific .in domain . The market for my products is both in India and and globally and outside of ...
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Is URL consistency important? Can I have multiple URL styles on one website?

I have a website in which the URL structure is mysite.com/Anything_Here/And_Something_Here. I would like to have another section in the same site with ...
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How do you check on domain availability when it ends in ga.us, ny.us, or something else like that?

I saw a related post, but I need to be 100% sure that would apply in this case: http://serverfault.com/questions/161842/how-would-i-go-about-getting-a-domain-like-lu-re Try looking ...
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Having an URL point to different locations for periods of time

I want to ensure that I get the proper SEO benefits in the following example: I was thinking of pointing example.com/sixnations (the Six Nations is a rugby tournament from feb-march) to refer to ...
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SEO for similar subject titles with different technology versions?

Let's say I'm building a programming tutorial/article website. Over time, versions of technology replace itself. For example a service call with AngularJS is completely different in version 0.9.0 ...
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Why use underscores in URLs with UTMs?

Back in the day (2005), Matt Cutts said "use dashes, not underscores" in URLs. But that was before search engines got smart, and now it seems it doesn't really matter what you use in canonical URLs. ...
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URL structure with 3 subcategories

I have 1 main category and 1 subcategory and 1 additional "topic" or "area": main categories: news, interview, tutorial subcategories e.g. for news: shopping, entertainment, politics, sport ...
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Change web folders names with uppercase to lowercase or not?

I have web directories with upper case letters and site is on Apache server. Example: www.domain.com/ServiceTools/page.htm I have read that using upper case letters in folder name is bad practice ...
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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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Can a change of all URLs to lower case with canonical from others cause traffic loss?

I've recently changed URLs to lower case. I'm also suffering from about 15% traffic drop from search engines, which started about a week after my change. Can this be related? This is what I've done. ...
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Creating a new 200 OK page on an address that previously served a 301 redirect?

Let's say I create a page aaa.htm; after some time it gets removed in favor of bbb.htm. At this point aaa.htm responds with a 301 redirect to bbb.htm. Now again, after some more amount of time, I ...
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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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How to set default CNAME subdomain for an URL

I created a free website in Google Sites and bought a new URL, www.example.com, from Go Daddy and configured CNAME subdomain www to my Google Site. If I enter www.example.com in any browser it opens. ...
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Google +1 button: data-href

I'm confused about Google+ +1 button. I have a web application and I've added a +1 button, but I'm not sure what URL I have to put on data-href. It seems like you have to create a web page on your ...
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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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Google listing URLs that don't exist anymore

About two weeks ago I uploaded few sitemap files (few hunded thousand links total), and after a week, I saw that Google has indexed most of those links. Now, a week ago I cleaned my database a bit, ...
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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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Tell Google the list of URLs to crawl

Consider the case of Quora, which is really SEO-friendly. The problem is that there are no links to questions from Quora homepage. Essentially nothing (even via an indirect URL). So I could never find ...
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301 redirects, query strings and SEO

We have recently consolidated one site into another one. We set up all of our 301s and those all work famously. The bulk of the 301s (including the old site's homepage) land on an interior page of ...
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Capturing site search parameters from the URL hash in Google Analytics

We want to capture aggregated, anonymous search query history for analytic purposes to improve our internal search engine performance and metadata practices. I found this article: ...
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How can I rewrite URL without losing Facebook likes, tweets, etc [duplicate]

I have decided to change the structure of my URLs, so that they'll be shorter and make more sense. The only problem I have is that my site has hundreds of pages and they all have lots of Facebook ...
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What is correct syntax for .htaccess 301 redirect of query based URL to new URL?

I wish to set up some 301 redirects to new URLs and I am trying to do this with the redirect facility in cPanel. For some reason the requests are not being processed correctly and I am guessing that ...
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How can I redirect old WordPress URL (with a query string) to new URL using .htaccess?

I transferred my WordPress site to static HTML website, but some other website have a link to my old WordPress site mysite.com/?page_id=1103. I want to redirect all traffic to new URL which is ...
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Google Webmaster Tools is showing duplicate URLs based on page title differences

I have 700+ title tag duplicates showing in WMT. Every first link in that picture is as duplicate link of second one. I don't know from where the first link got indexed by Google when that link ...
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Will adding top level directories with similar structure to existing directories change the SEO of my site?

I've been pointed this way for SEO related questions and this one has had me pondering for a little while now. I'm recreating a site's structure. The website's content is generated through several ...