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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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to handle URLs that differ in case-sensitivity and show same content

For to the following URLs: http://mydomain.com/page http://mydomain.com/Page I'm showing the same content. Can this hurt SEO? I understand that theoretically it can, but does Google really ...
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map a sub page of a domain to google sites

I control a subpage of a site: economics.university.edu/summerschool I have access to CNAME, etc. However I want to use Google sites to create the site and then map the URL above to my Google site. ...
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How can I force Google to re-index my site?

I changed the structure of my URLs. The pages are already indexed by Google and have the following structure: http://mypage.com/myfolder/page.apsx The new structure is: ...
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Should my URLs be lowercase?

According to this blog ("Understanding SEO Friendly URL Syntax Practices") I should change http://example.com/Hello-Dolly To http://example.com/hello-dolly The reasons given are: ...
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Is there a way I can filter traffic by page-type based upon URL structure in Google-Analytics or Google Webmaster Tools?

I have a local business directory site. I'm trying to segment my incoming traffic by page-type such that I can find out what percentage of traffic is going to zip code pages exclusively and what ...
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Alternative for Subdomains [duplicate]

I have a company and website like www.example.com We have 1 industry with product 1 ,product 2 and another industry with product 3 and product 4 . All these products are different to each other my ...
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Working with different URL structures

As I'm quite newbie to this field, I've doubts and there are some I couldn't find on Google, i.e: If I'm not wrong, index.html makes it possible to avoid to add the filename to the url, ...
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How does utm_source tracking work in Google Analytics?

If user comes to my website with utm_source in URL e.g. http://example.com/somepage.html?utm_source=affilate after that user visits several page on same website and comes to checkout page. In between ...
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Will Page Rank affect if we delete index.php from URL?

Suppose a website having page rank 3 and it contains index.php in all its urls like below and their page rank www.xyz.com/index.php/about-us Page rank 2 www.xyz.com/index.php/services Page rank 2 . . ...
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Should I have link rel=next & prev on URLs which have query variables?

For example, I have link rel prev & next set up on these pages of products: site.com?page=2 site.com?page=3 (this is my preferred structure by the way and I'm trying to get all the ugly URLs ...
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Are backlinks transitive when old URL is forwarded to new URL?

Say there are two companies operating in the same industry: www.companya.com and www.companyb.com. Company A has acquired some backlinks over time. Company B acquires company A and decides to only ...
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How should I structure a site with content dependent on visitor type (not user)?

I have a website that displays different content depending on two selections made by a visitor: Whether they are a teacher or student, and their learning level (from 4 options). Everything is public ...
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URL good practice for category sub category?

I have developed a application and I need to work for SEO-friendly URL. I have following URL structure: http://localhost:3000/posts/product/testing-with-slug-url-2 and ...
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SEO, IIS 7 and web.config in subfolder issue

We have ASP.NET application that has sub-folder with .aspx pages and separate web.config file in it. The .aspx pages in that sub-folder behave as separate site. In the web.config file at application ...
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How to set preferred URL in Bing Webmaster Tools

My site is www.example.com and Bing Webmaster Tools keeping telling me to submit a sitemap for example.com, so it is possible to stop Bing stop bothering me the example.com?
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Is it possible to shut down a site and then reuse the old URL on a new site?

I am creating a web site for a friend's business. He already has a site, but it is a wizard-created site hosted free by Yahoo. I am creating am ASP.NET site from scratch. He wants to retain his URL - ...
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How can I set up friendly URL to Nginx?

I'm trying to use dokuwiki with its friendly URL on Nginx. The problem that I'm facing is, it doesn' show correct path to any link (even stylesheet, and images) on every page. It looks that paths ...
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What does the double slash mean in URLs?

What does the double slash mean ? (I'm not referring to the beginning right after http:). For example: http://www.imywebsite.gov/sectionA/sectionB//section/page/
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How to prevent duplication of content on a page with too many filters?

I have a webpage where a user can search for items based on around 6 filters. Currently I have the page implemented with one filter as the base filter (part of the url that would get indexed) and ...
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Title of the page in search results and title of google's cached version are different. Why?

Check this: http://www.google.com/search?q=site:gunlawsbystate.com+kansas+gun+laws The title of the first result is "Kansas Gun Laws - Gun Laws By State". Although, on the page google has cached the ...
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API demands & and not &

So I recently changed where my site is hosted, and my yp.com API requests are being thrown off, perhaps by a new version of PHP. ...
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What is the effect of Dynamic URL's on SEO

I have around 150 dynamic URL's as below http://mydomain.com/training/register.php?key=01ue3be299a-6bc1-1030-a2db-e4115bd593d8 ...
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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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How important is a unique number in URLs for inclusion in Google News?

Various SEO consultancies have recommended that to get a site included in Google News, the URLs have to conform to a rather strict, and non-obvious format namely that they have to: Display a ...
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How to change URL without affecting SEO [duplicate]

Please note that I have created a forum by installing the phpbb software in bluehost server in a folder named (lets give an example) "examplefolder" and thus the URL of a post is: ...
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Handling pagination, sorting and results per page with SEO-friendly URLs

We have an e-shop which has pagination, sorting, and a 'results per page' limit option. What is the most SEO-friendly approach to structure my URL's? My first thought was: ...
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What is the most effective method of slug utilization in URL's [duplicate]

I'm trying to define what would be the best solution for my situation and especially how this would impact SEO. I have a website that currently has URL's which include a content ID. The ID was ...
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Benefit to linking to content directly or via a tracking redirect

I run a site where the majority of links on my page link to content on other sites. Lets say we are looking at movies for example. If my sites are: www.siteA.com www.siteB.com What I currently ...
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What to do with discontinued product pages? [duplicate]

I have a site that reviews personal medical devices. Each year, these medical devices get replaced a few times by their newer/improved versions, so the old devices are not available anywhere ...
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Friendly URL change and Google Webmaster Tools warnings

I just migrated (with mod rewrite) from non-friendly URLs to a bit-more-friendly URLs: from site.com/post.php?id=5 to site.com/post/the-title-of-the-post/5. This is my PHP redirect from old to new ...
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Accessing a development LAMP server as if it were the live server by faking the URL

At the moment I have my test server set-up like so http://localhost/~callum but I want to set-up a fake url so I can link javascripts and CSS files from my PHP files. Hope this makes sense any help is ...
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Best SEO Practice for a long domain name?

I'm starting a website, with a domain name longer than 20 characters. The domain name is long but it is "memorizable", and it targets the keywords nearly perfect. So let's say my site is about ...
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Problem with my subdomain with .htaccess root as subdir

I am working on a site making my subdir to appear as root just like //domain.com/ is //domain.com/subdir and also access/load files hiding the subdir. My site have this .htaccess(below) and its ...
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Do GET variables have bad effects on a page? [duplicate]

I am developing my own site, and I want to add multilanguage to my site. My approach is to have a GET variable lang=LANG to handle different languages. So, my URLs will be as such: ...
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Is it correct to redirect useless “?” URLs to cleaner URLs

This is not about redirecting /index.php?id=6252 to /category-name. It's about redirecting: /category-name?ref=blabla&something=useless-stuff /category-name? /category-name???????? to: ...
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When the canonical page itself changes URL

This is a continuation of the question: How to handle canonical URL changes like Stack Overflow. Say I have the canon URL: questions/11/car <---canonically-linked-from--- questions/11/ What ...
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Adding tracking to a link without rewriting the link

I use goo.gl as my url shortener when posting to social media and I really like the analytics it gives me: I'd like to get similar tracking information for who turns up to my homepage via social ...
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Changed my blog's URL: what next?

I started working on a blog from last month. My blogs URL was quite big (for ex. http://my-old-long-url-blog.blogspot.com). I used it because I thought having 2-3 keywords in my URL will help me (I am ...
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Do dynamic URLs have their own PageRank?

Do URLs with parameters have their own PageRank for the given parameters values or is the PageRank aggregated at basic page URL level ignoring the parameters?
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Do some mail clients automatically urldecode %2b strings?

We have an email address verification process on our website. The site first generates an appropriate key as a string mykey It then encodes that key as a bunch of bytes &$dac~ʌ����! It then ...
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Is there a way to obtain a list of the links that Google has crawled?

I was concerned that Google was not obtaining all the links on my site during their crawl, but after going into Google Tools it seems I have a few hundred URL's indexed every week (approximately), ...
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htaccess redirect pages that don't exist

I have a website that has a little over 100 members. Each member gets a replicated website, and by default the software we use sets up their replicated website at a url like: domain.com/?username ...
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change sitemap after 301 redirect

when i use of 301 redirect for all URLs ... should i change sitemap URLs ??? ...... if Sitemap contains following URLs example.com/cat/1.html example.com/cat/2.html example.com/cat/3.html should i ...
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Configure clean URLs using Laravel using a rewrite rule to index.php

Recently I've started learning Laravel , I have none experience with framework before. I'm encountering the following problem .I'm trying to configure the .htaccess file so I can have clean URLs but ...
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images effect the site SEO or not? [duplicate]

I am working with a gemstone website and i have done the other aspect of SEO in this site like xml map, meta description keywords meta description name and backlinks.Now i am confuse with images .I ...
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How Come This Website Is Not Suffering From Duplicate Content Issues? [closed]

If you visit the following website http://onedesigncompany.com/ and scroll down then you'll notice that the URL is being changed in the address bar. So, isn't it a duplicate content issue? Is not ...
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Subcategorising for URL structure

Please explain which is the best URL structure and why: website.com/apartments-to-let/manhattan or website.com/apartments-to-let-manhattan This is a property site. Is it best for the bots to ...
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app URI scheme fallback URLs

I am working on a mobile friendly website and liked the idea of having my URLs open in native apps; like say to Google Maps or Facebook using custom URI protocols eg fb:// or comgooglemaps://. ...