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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What should the maximum length of a filename be, and would that affect SEO?

I am working on an artist's portfolio website. Let's say I want each artwork's image filename to contain its basic information, like so: Category - Artwork Title - Size, Medium, Year.jpg In actual ...
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URL structure for content that is updated daily

A small, simple site I am working on displays a single page with the day's best offers on it. The user is able to move back and forth between previous days. Which of the following URL structures works ...
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Should initials of names be seperated by a dot or by a hyphen for seo purposes

I wanted to use names with initials in the URL. For example if j.k. Brothers is the initials and name then is it good to make my URL like so: sitename.com/j.k.brothers/listing/ Or would it be ...
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Shopping Cart URL Structure

In regards to URL structure when it comes to guests and authenticated users, am I able to track traffic associated with both paths, but at the same time track total conversions going through the ...
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Do extra words in url affect SEO?

Often for technical reasons we end up with some extra words in a url that we would not want to optimize for as they would have no bearing on the content. Examples would be: ...
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Google Analytics - how to track multiple sections of a site at once?

I need to track the pageviews and goal completions for the Blogs section of my website, and I used to do this simply by searching the word "/blog/" under Content, which would pull all of our Blog ...
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Removing .html and index.html from URL

I'm having some problems trying to Remove the .html extension from URLs Removing 'index.html' from an URL 1) To remove the extension I have tried using this in my htaccess file. RewriteEngine on ...
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how the search engines interpret the exclamation mark in the url

I wonder how the search engines - Yahoo, bing, google ... - interpret the exclamation mark (!) in the url: www.site.com/product!651031 www.site.com/category!651031 I could not find documentation ...
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In terms of SEO is using a forward slash in the url best practice?

domain.com/test which is a content not a folder and I would expect it to be without a forward s lash at the end for that reason, am I wrong? thanks
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How to forward a “domain.com” to “www.domain.com”?

I am using GoDaddy for my domains. Lately I've noticed that none of my domain.com addresses are mapping to the server correctly. I used "Forward" option from Domain Manager and forwarded it to ...
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Can prefixing a dash reduce the search engine rating?

If I prefix a dash to GUIDs in my URLs on my Web site, in this manner: example.com/some/folders/-35x2ne5r579n32/page-name Will my SEO rating be affected? Background: On my site, people can look up ...
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Clarify “canonical” word: Can someone please list the various uses of this word in SEO context, and point out correct or incorrect uses of it?

I think the authoritative use of the word "canonical" in the SEO discipline dates back to this 2006 blog post by Matt Cuts on cononicalization: ...
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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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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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Remove dynamic generated end of URL

I have a Joomla 2.5 website with joomshopping and AceSEF extension component. SEF URL generation works just fine except one issue. For some reason, there are dynamic parts generated in the end of ...
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Is it okay to use apostrophe's in the URL? Are there any negative consequences?

In particular I'm interested in any SEO consequences.
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URL rewrite and domain frame

I have registered the domain www.posti.sh at nic.sh. The website is on the server www.myskoob.com/postish. Unfortunately, nic.sh does not support frames, i.e. that the domain stays posti.sh as it ...
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Are shorter URIs better from an SEO perspective? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are shorter URLS better for SEO? I'm creating SEO friendly URIs on my site. Is there a big difference between these different options? /this-is-my-title ...
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Choosing URLs for website offering products and services

Assuming that I offer very few services and/or products. Is, from SEO benefit point of view, it better to construct URL (http probably doesn't matter) such as: www.mysite.com/services/nameofservice ...
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How do I redirect an English language URL to an Arabic language URL?

I have a link that's currently formatted like this: http://site.com/news/view/1.html I want to it redirect it to: http://site.com/خبر/عنوان-الخبر where خبر is equal to news and عنوان-الخبر is ...
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Using a hyphen in the domain name [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it better to put hyphens in a domain name ? I am looking to buy a domain where the obvious choices have already been purchased. Example: domaintest.com or ...
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http://url works but www.url doesnt

My website http://bakasura.in works fine. when i try to visit it via www.bakasura.in it doesnt work. What is the problem ?
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Batch removal of URL from Google index

We accidentally created a number of links to the same page resulting in Google indexing what should be about 5 000 pages as over 100 000. We have subsequently fixed this up, returning 404's, but ...
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web address begins with www1. not www

Go Here: http://www1.w3schools.com/css/css_reference_atoz.asp Why does the website URL begin with http://www1 rather than http://www?
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eShop product urls SEO, with or without category folder

What product url is better from SEO perspective for an eShop www.site.com/main-category/sub-category/sub-category2/product-name.html www.site.com/products/product-name.html ...
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How do you send a URL request with upper-case characters?

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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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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Replacing an existing website – SEO considerations for broken links?

I have built a new website to replace a client's existing company website on the same URL. The content is entirely different, and none of the page links are the same. Do I have any issues to worry ...
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What is the shortest valid and available numerical domain name? [closed]

559.com is unavailable: 10019976.com is available: But how can I figure out the lowest number available as a ".com" domain name?
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Is SEO affected negatively by having densely encoded identifiers of content in URLs?

This isn't about where to put the id of a piece of unique content in URLs, but more about densely packing the URL (or, does it just not matter). Take for example, a hypothetical post in a blog: ...
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Impact of below URL structure for eCommerce Site (in terms of SEO)

Currently we are thinking of two possible URL structures for Products page and Product Detail Page and which one should we go with ? 1st Approach: /products/ - Displays Products ...
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Can you rewrite the root?

Not sure how to word this one but will explain most I can. I am trying to make the following happen. Re-write this http://domain.name To this http://domain.name/home/ Is it possible ? update ...
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What is the difference between URLS with hashtags and hashtags with exclamation marks

What is difference SEO differencence between: /index.php#mystate /index.php#!mystate
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Facebook company pages, why some are simple urls and some are strange long urls?

I'm trying to set up this damn FB page for the company where I'm working for. I think it's probably useless stuff, but I want to give a try. I came up with this page: ...
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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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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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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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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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Does a filename's location (relative to the root) effect it's SEO?

I apologize if this answer is already somewhere else, I've searched for a while and come up empty. My company has hired a 3rd party SEO company to help with our rankings. Most of the suggestions ...
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phishing attack. Where do I start the cleanup?

I'm a newbie webmaster. I've got a domain and a site... and no clue about the web (I'm OK with files and programs... ) I got a message from google that my site is a possible phishing site, with a ...
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Do url shortening services shorten the id or directly the url?

Assuming the urls are saved to a database where they each have id and the URL saved. For example a URL www.example.com (let's say with id 1000) would possibly be shortened to www.url.com/c1hd5 etc. ...
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Should URLs categorize pages?

Say an online marketplace has catalogs of products. If there's a catalog called "Transformers" which contains a product named "Megatron", which set of URLs are ideal? 1) No categorization: ...
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Am I correctly handling duplicate URLs for my homepage?

I own a Job Search site named www.conservationjobboard.com and have a concern about how the domain is viewed by search engines. The issue is that when the site was first designed, the default page was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Directory URLs for SEO: can the base directory name change when used by itself?

Does it make a difference for SEO if I make my URLs like this: mydomain.com/companies (main category exploration section) mydomain.com/company/nike As opposed to mydomain.com/company (main ...