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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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.example.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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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 ...
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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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Business not showing up on right hand side of google search [duplicate]

The business I work has currently has a verified business Google+ page and in the past this page has shown up as a thumbnail during Google searches. The thumbnail brings up basic information such as ...
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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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Link a domain to a Squarespace account

I have set up a Squarespace account and now need to link a domain I purchased elsewhere. What settings do I need to change on the domain hosted? This is what I've got so far, however the changes ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Is it safe to block redirected (but still linked) URLs with robots.txt?

I have a website that has all URLs optimized and 301 redirected from nasty URLs to clean ones. However, everywhere throughout the site the unclean URLs are linked in menus, content, products, etc. ...
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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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Google Cache showing wrong URL

I searched the cache details of the URL http://property.example.com/pune-properties but the Google Cache showing details for property.example.com. I don't know why it's showing like this. Not only for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are there disadvantages an literal + instead of an encoded + (%2B) in an URL?

A client of mine has a product ending with a plus-sign (e.g. Google+) and would like the webpage of this product to have an URL that is human-readable (i.e. an URL that doesn't contain %2B). Since ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Plural vs singular word in URL and title tag

Please advise which is better for a page with multiple property listings: website.com/apartments-to-let/area vs website.com/apartment-to-let-area Isn't the plural better since it is an accurate ...