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 is the best way to deal with a homepage url change

The url for my homepage has changed. What is the best way to announce at the previous location that it has moved to the new location (so that search engines -- Google -- also take notice)?
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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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How to take off .html from domain.com/page.html

I am using cPanel to build a website and I am not sure how to take the .html or .php file extension off my webpages. Usually I will use a python framework and I do the routing manually but I am not ...
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Where does the URL parameter “?chocaid=397” come from?

In Google Webmaster Tools, I noticed that my front page was indexed two times: example.com/ example.com/?chocaid=397 I know that I could fix this with the use of link type canonical, but I wonder: ...
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What should filenames and URLs of images contain for SEO benefit?

We know that good site architecture usually looks like this: example-company.com/ example-company.com/about/ example-company.com/contact/ example-company.com/products/ ...
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How do I make sure my website does not get blocked at my office for "potential harmful content? Do I need to adjust settings?

I created a new website that it is blocked from my office admnis for "potential harmful content". Is there a setting that I need to change? Do I need some sort of certificate or plugin installed? ...
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How to get the pageURL, page title, page H1 in excel/csv format [closed]

Is there any online tool to get the URL, title, H1 in Excel/CSV format of all the pages in a website.
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Multiple Google Analytics code for url under same domain

I have one domain: www.example.com, and www.example.com/sales. The analytic code on both urls are different. So when I login to my Google account it displays two separate analytic accounts. on ...
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Link form correct, or, punishable by search engines?

I have the following dilemma with the links of a WordPress blog that I work with, I don't know if the way it creates the link to the images is ok or not so good. For example: Article URL: ...
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Compare domain names effectiveness

I have a business, it's not purely online, but its presence is mainly online. I have purchased different domain names which I liked. Is there any service that allows you to compare their ...
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mod_rewrite and SEO friendliness

My website has an atypical structure and I'm not sure if this could create problems in the long run, specially for SEO positioning purposes. I have a unique, large PHP script, and I use the Apache ...
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Is trailing slash automagically added on click of home page URL in browser?

I am asking this because whenever I mouseover a link to a home page (e.g. http://www.example.com), I notice that a trailing slash is always added (as observed on the status bar of the browser) whether ...
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301 redirects. What's best way to get list of all my URL's to start the process of redirecting?

New Magento version of a site about to launch. What the best way to create a list of URLs on my site that ensures I haven't missed any - so I can do redirects on them? nd do I want to redirect all ...
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SEO URL structure for tag search on site

I am looking to add tags to each product on my site e.g. brown, x products under £x, second hand x, refurbished x etc. Once you click these tags it will then search for other tags that are similar. I ...
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Multilingual website URL & SEO

For example, I see most of the Google's properties is using the hl query string, e.g. http://www.youtube.com/?hl=zh-TW and compare the above URL with http://www.youtube.com/zh-TW/.. From the SEO ...
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Only 10% of my site are indexed [duplicate]

I'm newbie in Google Webmaster Tools and I use sitemap.xml to submit urls. The problem is that I've submitted 150 urls and only 17 are indexed! Is that a problem or they will be indexed later?
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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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Should a URL match the page's title?

Should the URL of a page match its title? For example: Http://example.com/about-cats.html <title>About Cats</title> Furthermore, if that title were to be changed by the page's author, ...
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How can redirect pages from old core PHP site to new Joomla site?

We have our old site into core PHP and we have developed it again into Joomla 1.5 last year (because of some limitations we have to build it into 1.5). Now the problem is the URL of sites changed as ...
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Which URL is SEO friendly?

I have to choose between two usernames, one comprises of just my first name i.e. http://example.com/john while the other comprises of full name i.e. http://example.com/johnsmith. Which of the above ...
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URL masking with .htaccess

I need a hardcore programmer to help me with URL masking. So this is my situation. My website www.michaelfotograf.dk/blog/ is the main site that needs to be configured. I have another ...
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Google on capital letters in url

I created one of my websites with the following url structure: http://domain.com/Animal/Pig http://domain.com/Pigs If I change the url map to lower case letters instead, will google reindex those ...
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How do I word my url so that it doesn't get blocked or appear spammy

I'm creating a fairly large site. Will my links appear spammy if I use the same word as in the pathfile in the url? For example: www.example.com/apples/great-apple-recipes ...
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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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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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Redirect a URL to another URL with IIS 7.5

I have no idea why this isn't working. I've tried creating map rules and then rewriting and redirecting the URL. I've tried just redirecting it with a simple rewrite rule and no matter what, the only ...
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Using subdomains or directories for main categories?

I have a website which references places to travel to in the world. Those places are (of course) grouped by countries. Here is an example of an actual URL of my website: ...
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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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Recovery from URL structure change?

in July this year, we have changed the URL structure of the website from: Post: domain.com/blog/post/986/dance/heart-beats-dance-video-by-chinatsu/ Category: domain.com/blog/index/cosplay/ ...
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Redirecting a subdomain from wordpress.com to an external web address

I have a question about redirecting a subdomain of a blog hosted on wordpress.com to an external URL. Given the following: 1) I own a domain name foobar.com purchased from another registrar (not ...
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Apache URL Rewrite

I'm trying and failing to get a URL rewrite working, firstly I'm doing it in the vhost declaration, is that right? What I'm trying to do is take any URL which has; view.php?id=[a 1 or multidigit ...
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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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Why is “www.mysite.com” different from “mysite.com”?

In any browser if I use www.mysite.com or just mysite.com the web page is correctly retrieved, but I am having trouble with Google Analytics and Facebook App. Facebook: To be able to get Likes, I ...
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sitemap for non-CMS based website

I've just finished a new version of my website but now I don't know how to generate a correct sitemap. Now the website is based on PHP files and folder and in blog folder there is Wordpress. This is ...
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url naming convention for improved seo and page rank [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best stucture of SEO friendly URL? Using url rewriting methods, what is a better way to organize the structure of the URLs of your website for SEO and user ...
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What's the deal with URLs for Yandex.Metrica not prepended with “http”?

The description of Yandex.Metrica explicitly says that URLs like //mc.yandex.ru/metrika/watch.js (no http: in front) that the web site owner has to insert into his pages are not erroneous. So for ...
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Separate urls for a set of pages sharing 80% duplicate content

Issue: Currently my site has one particular page which has country specific data. So I've URLs like : mysite.com/sale-united-states mysite.com/sale-united-kingdom mysite.com/sale-sweden etc. All ...
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Confirm if trailing slash is acceptable for a file, rather than a directory

I have been reading on here and Google results for a few hours now including this question and the links therein and many others. Including a URI building styleguide from the w3c and others. I have ...
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Error 404 (Not Found)!

My website is www.sbsangpi.com and I checked the IP address of my website is (173.194.72.121). Whenever I browse 173.194.72.121, I got message "ERROR 404(Not Found)!!!" I use blogger and redirected ...
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In terms of SEO, is it better to have a URL broken down by folder, or with dashed names?

I am creating a friendly url interpreter for my website. I have read dozens of similar topics on this site, but none that seem to address my particular situation. What I want to know is if it's ...
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How to inform search engines that my site support multilanguages?

The website i am working on is translated to 8 languages (English, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Hindi, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese). Each time the user select a language, the URL stays the same as ...
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Should I transliterate my URL paths?

I looked around and can't find any info on this, I must be searching the wrong terms or something because it must be a common question. If you have non-ASCII characters in your URLs, Firefox and ...
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Is some version of IE9 lowercasing URLs?

I have some pages that require a case sensitive input in the URL. Like /page/MT with 'MT' being the param. I've noticed lots of error reports lately where 'MT' is converted to 'mt', which is ...
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How to handle URLs with diacritic characters

I am wondering how to handle URLs which correspond to strings containing diacritic (á, ǚ, ´...). I believe what we're seeing mostly are URLs where diacritic characters where converted to their closest ...
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The adress without WWW points to the old server

I have just changed Web host but I have a small problem, the domain.com site points to my new server but www.domain.com is always on my former server. How to remedy it?
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Web Server Directory / URL question

Ok..So I know this is an easy question, but I just don't know. Given the URL: http://mail.google.com/ What is mail? Is that a directory or what? I have a domain, and I want to put a webpage on an ...
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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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How to redirect an old url to a new url via htaccess? Website uses Wordpress [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: .htaccess Redirect Old Threads We had quite a hefty news site which had very ugly urls from a custom cms. We have since relaunched and moved all the content over to ...
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URL for separate mobile site

I've had a look through this site and found several similar questions but none which address my current needs. Normally I create responsive sites but on occasion I will create a 'desktop' and a ...
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Should I nest the URLs of pages in the same category?

This is a rather simple question: Say that on my website I have four pages: About (general overview) About our Products Abour our Clients Abour our Workspace Should the URLs of the four pages be ...