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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Depth of URLs and SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best stucture of SEO friendly URL? Does the depth of an URL affect SEO/Pagerank? Is there any max or optimal level for URL depth? If you have, lets say, a ...
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How to hide website's real address

I'm building a website for public use. It's a sharing website - everyone is allowed to download specific content, but I want to make sure nobody knows where all the files are kept, so I've decided ...
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How do I forward/redirect a website from a folder in a subdomain to another server?

I have a client with a site at subdomain.example.com/folder. I've cloned it locally in MAMP. Once I've made some changes, I need to host it at an alternative physical server (I intend to use a ...
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Canonical URL for a home page and trailing slashes

My home page could be potentially linked as: http://example.com http://example.com/ http://example.com/?ref=1 http://example.com/index.html http://example.com/index.html?ref=2 (the same page is ...
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SEO for a complex URL with multiple specifiers

I have a jobs website. There are categories and sub categories e.g the URL for builders is www.mydomain.com/jobs/all/active/202/tradesmen/799/builders/county/all Because of the framework I'm using ...
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Link to pages on site without .html extension appearing in browser?

I've modified my .htaccess file to allow access to html files without having to include the extension on the end, for example: www.mysite.com/document directs to www.mysite.com/document.html ...
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Worth changing the URL structure to incorporate keywords?

I am migrating my blog from PHP to ASP.NET and while recoding the whole website, I figured I might as well improve the URL structure. This is how an url looks like now: ...
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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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Same product name in different categories

I have two questions about URL structure for SEO. I have one product belongs to multiple categories. Is this OK for SEO OR shall I give them different product names? ...
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Does URL encoding create duplicate content?

An SEO expert was testing my site, and noticed that my URLs contained the special character :. He said that would create duplicate content, because google would interpret any url containing : as two ...
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Multiple 301 redirect and massive loss of ranking

I just remade from scratch a website for a client, the client ask me to preserve their ranking by making 301 redirect from the original URL to the new URL. For example the following URL: ...
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Best way to redirect in IIS

We have a website that has two URLs (one for the US side and another for the Canadian side which is then broken into Canadian English and Canadian French). For the purposes of my question, I will ...
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Rewriting URL to get Wordpress “permalink” type URL

I have created an ASP.NET site to replace a WordPress site that creates permalinks in the format: http://example.com/the-name-of-my-post I would like these URLs redirected to: ...
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creating subdomain(sub.domain.com) and redirecting to another server (sub.domain.org) whiles maintaining .com in the url

Redirecting to different server but same domain. I have 2 servers on different hosts. One has domain.com and the other domain.org. domain.org has more resources. Now i want to create a sub domain on ...
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Multilingual Support on a PHP Website

I have a very basic PHP website that is currently setup for two languages like so: lang.en.php - English strings lang.es.php - Espanol strings en/ - folder with PHP pages (PHP first processes the ...
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Avoid the login popup when using http-auth

I have an Apache. Under the DOCUMENTROOT is a folder with an .htpasswd file for http-auth. If I open the browser and request the content in the folder I get an Popup to login. Is there a way to avoid ...
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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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How does Wikipedia handle URL's such that “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TCP/IP” is possible?

Notice the slash in "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TCP/IP" How does it not misinterpret TCP as a subfolder?
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Which web framework uses 'eservice_enu' as part of its default path? [closed]

I've seen http://example.com/eservice_enu/ all over the place, especially on sites that handle payments. Which framework is this? I realize any site could choose this path component arbitrarily.
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Should a link validator report 302 redirects as broken links?

A while ago, sparkfun.com changed their URL structure from /commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9266 to /products/9266 This is nice, right? We don't need to know that it is (or was) a PHP ...
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apache rewriting url doesn't work(using godaddy hosting)

I'm using a framework to create my website(codeigniter) by default the urls are like this:mysite.com/index.php?/etc/etc/etc. And I'm trying to remove the index.php?, I tried to remove it by doing ...
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Potential issues with multiple home pages

I have a site where I want to have two different home pages: a general description page for anonymous users, and a dashboard page for logged-in users. I am debating between two implementations: ...
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article url format for google news sitemap

I have 2 questions about url for google news sitemap. Is it good that I use= url for sitemap witch like ...
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Displaying urls with case sensitivity

I just bought the domain name http://www.startupsandfinance.com/. During the registration process I tried to buy it like http://www.StartupsandFinance.com/ but could not do that because they ignored ...
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Chrome causing 404's ending with “/cache/[hex-string]/”?

Since the last weeks we see many 404's on our sites caused by Chrome adding /cache/[hex-string]/ to the current page URL. The hex strings we have seen are: e9c5ecc3f9d7fa1291240700c8da0728 ...
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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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How can I make Google Analytics understand URL encoding?

I have a page on my site that has the following URL: solr?filters=type%3Aphoto (let's call this URL A) Any link to this page on my site reads: solr?filters=type%3Aphoto The "%3A" is a URL encoded ...
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Including title page name in PHP URLs

How do I show titles of the page in URLs? Currently: http://websitename.com/index.php?c_id=18&start=0&m_id=1 Change To: ...
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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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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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Getting a domain sub-directory url for a new server

I have an web application server running tomcat and i need to publish my APIs to internet users. However I don't have a domain name for this server and I can only put the ip address of this server ...
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Understanding Ajax crawling of search site

I have a couple of questions about Ajax crawling of a website, which is kind of search engine itself. The base article explains the mechanism of making AJAX applications crawlable. All this stuff ...
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Are urls with ?page=something bad for SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a URL with a query string better or worse for SEO then one without one? I have a listing of members on my homepage. My dynamic urls are quite simple: ...
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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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Is there any problem with using two slashes in the middle of a URL? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the double slash mean in URLs? I'm working on a mod_rewrite URL structure as follows: http://example.com/search/filter1/filter2/filter3/filter4 There are ...
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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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URL length and content optimised for SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best stucture of SEO friendly URL? I have done some reading on what URLS should look like for search engine optimisation, but I am curious to know how mine ...
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How to handle canonical url changes like Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow sites all have pretty urls which include the question title. In the HTML it also have canonical url for that page. I just found out that when I change the question title, the url is ...
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Removing URL styles with CSS + SEO

I want to display a grid of images 4x4 with thumbnails and a title above each of them. I want to highlight the thumbnail and title and add a hyperlink to it. This works well in our CMS. I would like ...
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adding slugs to the URLs afterwards

we have a website for last 5 months and we did not used slug at bottom level elements so urls was like /apps/webmasters/badges/1100 would it make sense to add name to the URL after that point and ...
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Does the keyword blog in url impove seo?

I have seen a couple of site which has high number of hits. They are mostly tutorial sites and blogs that address software issue/errors. I wonder if the keyword "blog" has a very positive effect in ...
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Removing page levels/ keeping url clean

I have recently put my site live - http://www.soundplaza.co.uk I then bumped into a few articles mentioning about page length and depth and I was wondering if I should change the URL structure while ...
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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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How to check if someone is using my website resources?

How can I check whether someone is using the resources hosted on my website? I have a website (coded in PHP) and I have uploaded a few images there. I want to know who is using those images on other ...
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URL formatting for a project

I'm currently in the process of developing a website for a client, and we're having disagreement on the url format for the site. I am recommending he do a format such as this: ...
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What is the term used to describe multiple domains pointing to the same web service?

Where the same site is available via account761.Mainsite.com/ OR Mycustomdomain.com/ And of course has the exact same modules and sections and pages under these "roots" Back in the day, ...
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Google Webmaster Tools -> URL-Parameter after Migration from Magento

After migrating from magento to a different e-commerce system I can find lots of URL-Parameters with millions of monitored sites: http://i.stack.imgur.com/8CDVm.png Is it safe to reset those? Or ...
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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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Joomla sometimes messes up URLs, probably cache involved

Every once in while my Joomla site messes up link's URLs. For example, something like this: http://www.sism.org/index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userslist&listid=4&Itemid=123 Become ...
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Does the google crawler really guess URL patterns and index pages that were never linked against?

I'm experiencing problems with indexed pages which were (probably) never linked to. Here's the setup: Data-Server: Application with RESTful interface which provides the data Website A: Provides the ...