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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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 ...
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My site is showing up in Google's search results with a Norwegian language parameter on the URL

When I make a search on Google and find my website; then I see the URL (the green line below the page title) is saying www.domain.dk/?lang=nb. I found out that nb is short for Norwegian. How do I ...
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Port numbers appearing in the URLs on my development site under Apache and Python

I've built a static site. Locally, when I serve the content with python -m SimpleHTTPServer everything behaves normally, but when I copy the HTML onto the server and browse the site at the server's ...
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imaginaryTeachingToolUrl

I found an increased access to my website on www.mydomain.tld/imaginaryTeachingToolUrl. This isn't a valid URL on my site, I tried to Google this, but there are under 10 results. So I guess this ...
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SEO effects of changing the URL path to make segmentation in analytics easier

I am having an e-commerce site and current URL structure is like this: www.example.com/category1 [Category landing page] www.example.com/category1/sub-category [sub-category listing page] ...
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Showing content from pages at different URL's (masking), possibly with .htaccess

If I have URL's like:- domain.com/category/widgets/filter/blue domain.com/category/widgets/filter/red And it is pretty difficult to reconstruct them to something like:- ...
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How do you send a URL request with upper-case characters in the domain name?

I wanted to see how my site would respond to a request if the hostname is in capital letters instead of the usual lower-case. I tried doing that on FireFox and Chrome, but they automatically convert ...
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Parked previous company's domain on top of existing one. SERPS showing old URL with existing info for some of the top keywods

Sorry for the duplicate question but I'm a newbie and see that I posted wrong the first time. Parked a domain from my previous company website on top of my existing company website. The URL from the ...
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Is a category based directory recommended in URLs?

From an SEO point of view, which of the two options are recommended? www.example.com/cell-phones-reviews/samsung-galaxy/ or www.example.com/samsung-galaxy-review/ I guess the keyword string in this ...
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What is the correct and better language code format in URL and hreflang? [duplicate]

From SEO perspective, which language code format in the URL is better and more correct? www.example.com/en-US www.example.com/en_US Is the second format valid for the attribute hreflang in <link ...
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robots.txt blocking specific files also block unnecessary URLs

I am using Magento for one of my site. In Magento there is a file mage (no extension file name is mage only) to block this file I write robots.txt as # Files User-agent: * Disallow: /mage But this ...
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My website URL is weird in Google Search results [closed]

I am new to SEO, I have generated sitemap for my website and kept robots file. When we searched my website in Google, it is showing different URLs with my domain name. For example, my site URL is ...
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Preventing Unvalidated Redirects

I have a project I'm working on, and I recently decided to add a "login bounceback" to my site. The idea is simple, and very common: The user is browsing the site, and runs into something they need to ...
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Google is changing my urls in search results - Joomla3 bug

My urls is something like escene.ir/component/products/تلفن-های-تحت-شبکه-مدیریتی/Escene-ES620-PEN-IP-Phone?task=view.12 but when I try to search site:escene.ir to see the whole links of my site, ...
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How to remove %2F from the URL?

My Technorati URL shows as http://technorati.com/blogs/www.financewalk.com%2F. How to remove %2F from the above URL so that it'll start working.
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Which domain name is best? [closed]

I am planning to buy a new domain for my blog. My name is Joel. If I choose a domain as joelblog.com or something like that will it be nice? Or should I choose a name like expertthings.com or ...
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how to remove the old urls from google search and replace new urls? [duplicate]

I know this question has been asked here, and here before , But I have problem with answers, so here is mine : I have changed my urls structure ( not my domain ), and I want google to remove the ...
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Is it better for SEO if the URL has the same path as the breadcrumb?

My product URL is example.com/categorykeyword2/product. The actual path (breadcrumb) is example.com/categorykeyword1/categorykeyword2/product. Would it be better in terms of SEO if the URL was the ...
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Is there any SEO benefit in making website image paths relative to the current page

Is there any benefit in making the paths of content images match that of the page? E.g. if the path of my page is www.example.com/something/my-latest-article is it better to have content images ...
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Images on my site contain wp-content/uploads/ in the URL, how do I change this?

When ever you click on an image in my site it displays www.sitename.com/wp-content/uploads/date/image.jpg. How do I change this to something like www.sitename.com/image.jpg or ...
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Url returns error code for Adwords, but works fine in a browser [on hold]

According to Adwords, my ad has a bad url that returns an error code, but I can load the url in a browser without any problems or error codes. I've fetched the url as Google from webmaster tools, no ...
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Redirect blog archive into certain format

I asked the question in WPSE before, but the answer I got so far is a complicated one. I'm actually looking for a .htaccess way. Here's what the scenario is: My blog archive URLs were like: ...
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What affect does having two URLs pointing to the same path have on SEO?

I have two URLs: http://ent.example.com and http://www.example.com/ent/. Both of them are mapped to my server path /www/ent. I am very confused, how would this affect my SEO as far as Google is ...
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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 legally get hold of a domain name for which I hold a trademark?

I currently have a classified ads domain in the .co.uk extension (say piggybank.co.uk). I am about to register the website and its name as a trademark. There's also a website with the same name in ...
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How to mask the “&” character in a URL

I have got a URL where the character & should not stand for a paramter. How can I mask it that it is interpreted like a normal letter?
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Websites sharing the same IP address

I have always been confused by the idea that multiple websites sharing the same IP address. I mean if there is a webserver out there that has an IP address. I can simply key in this IP address with ...
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Is it a problem (e.g. for Google) when my site has no root page?

I have a multi-lingual site, which contains languages in this manner: http://www.example.com/en/ http://www.example.com/de/ http://www.example.com/fr/ To avoid duplicate links, is it ok not to have ...
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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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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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How to remove duplicate URL in Magento site?

I have Magento site and there are so many 301 redirected pages. For example, www.example.com/catalog/product/view/id/910/category/3 is redirected to ...
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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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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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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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Is zz.zz.zz.zzz a local host or a domain Hostname? [closed]

I found in a video zz.zz.zz.zzz.com being as a URL and streaming the content from this. attached is the URL fro information. My question is: is there some URL like this zz...? Is this a localhost / a ...
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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 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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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