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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Redirect incomplete URL to index page

I want to redirect specific URLs to the index page not to 404 error page (ex: http://www.website.com/trip-15). If I remove any character from the URL it will go to 404 error page (ex: ...
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What are the pro and cons of using friendly URLs compared to query parameters (and vice versa)? [duplicate]

I am noticing that more and more sites prefer using "friendly URLs" over adding information as query parameters. For example: domain.com/product/3343/ compared to ...
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IE strips off parameters from a file URI pasted into an address bar?

Question: How do I stop IE from stripping off parameters from file URI pasted into address bar? Description of a problem: I have a "simpleTest.html" page with only this JS code inside, that returns ...
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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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Why did the Googlebot add “sp=1” to my URL's?

Googlebot crawled my site for the first time today, and added something strange. It appended &sp=1 to my URL's. It seems like it's trying to gain authorized access? Normally I have ...
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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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How to handle duplicate product pages for SEO?

I am using the following URL format to display products: mysite.com/category1/product. Now I am finding certain products fall into more than 1 category and I would like the product to be listed in ...
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One Page Website, with jump links, but hide, display:none all other content except jump link clicked [duplicate]

I'm wondering how this website design/structure will work for SEO. I have example.com that I'm building. The only actual URL for the website is example.com. However, it will appear to the user that ...
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Adding URL parameters to Google Webmaster Tools: URL encoded or not?

When adding parameters to Webmaster Tools for URLs that I don't want indexed, should I add the parameters with actual brackets, example: technology[above_average] or should add in the URL encoding ...
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Can bots crawl through “checkbox” form elements which act as a filter for products?

For example, my site has a list of products, with a filter box which allows you to narrow by price, features, etc. My question is, can google crawl this form, see the url results (which is a bunch of ...
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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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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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URL query variables and rel=canonical

I have 14 pages of products on my site. Each page has 10 products. The product pages are powered by Ajax, and I have a filter results feature which lets them only show products with higher ratings, ...
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Robots.txt disallowing URLs

I need to disallow some URLs on my site but I am not sure how to do that. I have a site that has products and reviews. When someone makes a review, the site generates a URL automatically like this: ...
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Pros and cons of language-specific URL's?

I've googled a bit if it's better to use language-specific URL's and most of the answers said yes. For example, for the about page it is better to use: /en/about-us/ /de/uber-uns/ Than it is to ...
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Are images with non-standard extensions (such as “.ashx”, instead of “.png” or “.jpg”) bad for SEO?

Certain CMS' running on IIS like Sitecore do not give image files appropriate file formats like .png or .jpg by default, but instead link to images as: <img src="/media/Some Folder/EX-IMG.ashx" ...
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Does domain suffix affect SEO? [duplicate]

my first question here! I have a question regarding URL suffixes. Say I have a company, let's call it example-it. If I then purchase the domain www.example.it, thus incorporating the company name into ...
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URL requests with [object] in place of parameter values

We're seeing requests to our server with the literal [object] replacing the values where parameters should be. For example: http://example.com/users/[object]. I've found some suggestions that it ...
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Would including some of the same words in every product URL be considered keyword stuffing?

I have about 130 products on my site, and I want the URL to look like this example.com/unique-product-name-ratings-reviews-prices. Since I have 130 of these pages, I am concerned about the ...
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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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Force url to use www [duplicate]

I'm confused about how to force my url to use www in the address. I have a .htaccess code like this: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f ...
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Why are extensions often hidden on URLs?

Many times I see that URL extensions are hidden (e.g. .html, .php), but not all websites do this. Why do webmasters hide the extension? Is it for security, for the URL to look cleaner, or for some ...
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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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“Included” search phrases in URLs/titles/H1s and SEO

When designing a new URL/folder structure for our website, we faced one interesting problem related to choosing best keywords from SEO perspective. We call it "included search phrases". It will be ...
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How to retrieve PageRank for a blogger blog?

I know this sounds like a stupid/obvious question, but when I try to retrieve the page rank of my blog using online tools, I don't get any result. My blog is know as ...
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Are there some permalink typology better than others for SEO?

I am pretty new in WordPress and on my blog I am using permalinks. I have seen that there are 5 topologies of permalinks and I don't know if some types are better than others for search engines for ...
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Image folder name for SEO [duplicate]

We develop and sell ActiveX and .NET controls through our website. After doing some redesign works, every product will have its own top-level folder on the webserver. For instance, the home page for ...
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What is the way to properly implement a Facebook Like button on a page for best SEO purposes?

On our site we want to put a Facebook Like button/widget-thingy. It is possible to create a like button, where the URL associated with the button is the page it sits on, rather than a Facebook page. ...
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SEO implications of having multiple languages available at same URL

I am in the process of translating a set of websites to multiple languages. Would there be any negative implications if I were to serve each different language from identical URLs? I fully intend 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://. ...
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I am moving my site from a virtual directory to a dedicated server, can I save me SEO urls via a web.config change?

I have been hosting my site in a shared environment at http://www.example.com/MYSITE/ for a while and I've built up a following there, I have decent ranking in Google and Bing, as well as I've been ...
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Backslash character %5c in URL makes relative links fail

Please can anyone help? Somehow Google has indexed the page: http://www.wiseowl.co.uk/courseware%5Cms-office.htm This looks fine, but the page should be: ...
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“C# grid control”: how to encode this in URL from SEO perspective?

We are developing a WinForms grid control, and selling it thru our website worldwide. At the current stage of SEO works, we found that there are many popular search phrases with the "c#" word we can ...
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Updating Old Site To New. Which Content Management System Lets Me Retain My Old URL? [duplicate]

My old site is done in HTML with .html as file extension. To allow all those users who visit sites by typing a specific page url, and URL structure being good, I do not retain every single old url as ...
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URL for a blogger blog issue

I am hosting the URL (www.getyourpansoff.com) of a friend as an add-on in a bluehost account. I want to use this URL for her blog (get-your-pans-off.blogspot.com). I have configured the URL in the ...
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How to change a URL using .htaccess

I don't know anything about coding, but I really want to change the URL of my pages: site/data/9/Symbian-3rd-Apps.html to site/symbian_applications.html ...
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Does Google Analytic count mismatching/unconfigured URLs?

Say url www.mysite.com is registered in Google Analytics and the tracking ID is UA-12345678-90. What happens if another site with URL www.anothersite.com uses this ID too? Does analytic count visits ...
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Would this be considered keyword stuffing?

we have a website with a lot of galleries filled under a couple of different categories. A while ago we migrated all the URLs from for example: ...
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multiple domains for one site [duplicate]

I'm maintaining a website of a lodge which has a golf course, a spa and a restaurant and they all have seperate urls. Now, the main Lodge page contains all the content and for now, the other URLs just ...
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Capitals in URL subdirectory not changed by htaccess

Within my WordPress website I am redirecting sub directories to internal and external links. Now, when you place a CAPITAL letter in the sub dir it does not work anymore and the website does not show ...
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Do i need to have a separate page for each article on my website?

I am using a database to store data such as articles, titles, meta and so on. Do I need to Have a separate page for each article so that my articles show up in the list when searched on Google? Is is ...
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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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URL Naming practise

Hi wanted to check if at the end of the URL (http://www.abcd.com/product-name/subproduct,default,sc.html) we have characters like default,sc and then .html, does having default,sc have an impact on ...
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Website forwarding, keeping original URL

We have example.org (our main site) registered and hosted on an american server. We bought example.gr domain name in Greece, a local registrar. We made .gr point at .org DNS all right. A visitor types ...
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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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Organizing website files

I want to start creating my website but I have a few questions. http://website.com/directory/webpage - in this kind of website, it does not display a .php or .HTML extension at the end. How to ...
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Spiders crawling broken links

Tl:Dr Unknown bot crawling the same broken (HTTP 400) URL over and over again. Different User Agent and different country of origin. The Problem It seems at least once a week we're getting a big ...
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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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Does changing the URL of your website helps getting out of Google sandbox?

I believe one of my websites went into Google's sandbox, because it was under construction. I know there is a debate about whether the sandbox exists, but when I read about it, it really seems like it ...
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Why is ww35 used in some URLs? [duplicate]

A question asked on my website here http://www.wrangle.in/topic/av5b5ymlhoyc/what-is-the-difference-between-www-or-ww I want to give them answer but I didn't find anywhere on google. So I thought ...