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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Choosing the best URLs for a Picture Blog site on Wordpress

I would like to select the best SEO friendly URL format for my WordPress based picture site. But I am not sure about the impact of SEO in the following formats. In other words I want a better format ...
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Will multilingual URL fix give me SEO juice?

I'm working on a fairly large site, which has multilingual options, but not correctly implemented: Currently: www.example.com/this-is-a-url-of-a-certain-page ...
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Separate URLs for localised content

Should pages which are almost identical, bar a few minor changes for particular locations, share the same URL? I am not talking of pages in different languages, but pages which have minor differences ...
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Does the average user care about the URL? [closed]

I was having discussion with a co-worker for a project regarding URLs. My question is does the average user care how the URLs are formatted? Whether it's descriptive or relevant to the content they ...
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Custom short URLs

I'm creating a WordPress site for a client and he mentioned that he would like his own custom URL shortening when sharing to Twitter. How do I go about setting up one of these? If I had to guess, I ...
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Why are URLs with my domain name at the end showing up in analytics?

I have a multi-language WordPress site that has been live since the last 3 months and today when I checked Analytics, I saw a lot of weird URLs: ...
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Get google to index JavaScript pages as separate pages

I have a product page with say 10 products, that loads up all the content when the page loads. Then JavaScript hides content till a product is selected. Then JavaScript hides and unhides information. ...
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How to remove Ever crawled web Pages by Google

I know that we can use noindex, nofollow and robots for excluding the pages from Google Index. This process takes a long long time to clean up website from Google Index. In Webmaster Tools => Index ...
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Why is there are tilde (~) sign in most university URLs

My university provides a web URL and some hosting space and the URL is like http://homepages.iitb.ac.in/~pritampebam. Almost all universities I've come across seem to use this structure where there ...
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SoLoMo landingpage localized regionalized down to cities and SEO sitemap.xml

I'm working on an SoLoMo (social local mobile) web application. How would you realize the site and the landingpages that they are seo and crawler friendly? Any best-practises out there? I know there ...
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Facebook thinks my site may be unsafe! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Website falsely blocked because of spam. Does anyone know how we should proceed? Whenever anybody clicks on a link that I've posted on any Facebook Page (including my ...
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How do I use htaccess to make a short URL to a MediaWiki page?

I'd like to rewrite /liam to /index.php/Liam_Edwards-Playne. I've currently written this below in the appropriate .htaccess file but it is still returning a 404: RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^/liam$ ...
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Does maintaining URL structure matter between different sites on the same domain?

I have a client that has a yearly event. Each year they create a new, complete website for their event in a subdirectory on their event's domain. Last year their URL had this structure: ...
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Hide a Subdomain from Google/Search Engine SEO Result?

I have a subomain which I do not want to be listed in any search engine result. Let say I have: http://www.example.com http://child.example.com How can I hide all URLs of child.example.com domain ...
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Redirection & SEO related stuff while moving to a new blog

I have a WordPress blog and recently I have setup a new blog lets call the old blog as blog old and new blog as blog new. What I did is moved the content, photos, pictures and all 250 posts from blog ...
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Support same url in different forms

I have seen many websites supporting multiple forms of the same URL. For example consider www.example.com/question1/ OR www.example.com/Question1/ OR www.example.com/QUESTION1/ etc. all lead to one ...
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Apache, Rewrite Rule and Directories

I'm using the current virtual host: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@mysite ServerName example.co.uk ServerAlias www.example.co.uk DocumentRoot ...
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for a blog with posts and categories what are all the best ways to create user friendly and seo friendly urls [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best stucture of SEO friendly URL? I am creating a module in my website which displays ringtones. It is like creating blog posts and categories, and it will ...
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How important are SEO Friendly URLs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a URL with a query string better or worse for SEO then one without one? Currently, my URLs look something like http://mydomain.ext/question/5 where question is the ...
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No Obvious Answer - Query-Strings and Javascript

Say I have this main page /my-site/all-my-bath-soaps which lists all my products. It has a search filter text box that uses javascript to filter the products they want to see on that page (the URL ...
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How to index Facebook & Twitter company pages by location?

I own a regional business directory and want to collect and add URLs of company Facebook Pages and Twitter pages by location (City and/or Zip code). What would be the best method to accomplish this ...
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Should my “convenience” link that redirects to page 1 be a permanent or temporary redirect?

So, I have a simple blog. Included in my blog is tags. There are two ways to reach the first page of the posts belonging to a tag though. There is /tags/foobar and there is /tags/foobar/1 (where ...
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What is the feature that imports URL information into Facebook and Google+?

I want to be able to import a heading, short description, and an image into my website, just using a link. I am using Joomla but can switch to any CMS, or try to build an extension myself. The ...
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Is placing one or two keywords in the URLs still good for SEO?

My urls do not seem to have my main keywords in them. Is this bad for SEO? Should I include them? Of course I do not mean actually writing one keyword after each other, but have an organically / ...
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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 ...