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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Tumblr Custom URL Not Working

I have bought a domain that I want to use as a unique Tumblr website but I can't get the url to pick up on Tumblr settings. The domain is a .com registered with 123-reg. I've set the CNAME to the ...
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SEO, acronyms, and the URL

Could writing URLs as acronyms negatively impact SEO? Does it matter what the acronym is? I'm creating a site for a research organization with many different branches and project in those branches ...
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On Hostgator, how can I remove “~username” from my website's URL?

Right now to access my website I need to go to http://www.example.com/~username/index.html How do I remove this so I can simply type: http://www.example.com/index.html Right now I am FTPing ...
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Can a URL slug use periods after abbreviations for SEO?

I am a programmer and working on my site having slug set for SEO friendliness. I wonder whether this URL is OK for Search Engines? ...
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Google indexing the home page multiple times with spammy and trademarked parameters

I am helping a client figure out some weird URL issue and I am stumped! Google Webmaster tools shows a couple of hundred "pages" that essentially don't exist and look pretty spammy, also using wording ...
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Menu / URL structure for SEO

I am planning to structure my menu and following 4 types came into my mind. Menu 1 Extensions (/extensions) |-- Magento Extensions (/extensions/magento) |-- Prestashop Extensions ...
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A better method to save state between desktop and mobile site

This is something I want to fix for a long time. To begin, on my website I have a cookie named MDD and its set to 1 if the mobile detection has already happened. This is my code: RewriteCond ...
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Rewrite rule for pretty URL: redirecting 'index.php?parameter' to 'slug/index.html'

My original URL is: http://example.com/video_in.php?video_id=1 and I want my link to be: http://example.com/shaandaar/kinna_sona.html shaandaar and kinna_sona are the slugs in my ...
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Company name change and new URL - Google showing old company name in result title

I have posted this question on a Google Webmasters forum with no luck. I also called Google and spoke with a rep with no luck. Here is our problem. Overview Website launch for a client about a ...
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Current situation around iFrame web and SEO? [duplicate]

I was searching the web around for relevant information about this, but all I could find are incomplete or outdated information. So consider this: You have your typical business website, but every ...
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“1-8-width” or “1-8-inch-width” in URL path?

For a product URL which is better form? 1-8-width-ao-sanding-belts or 1-8-inch-width-ao-sanding-belts Would this be served as 1/8" or 18 inch?
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Best way to use date in URL for better SEO

There is a website scenario in which a user gives date as input and the result will be something related with that date. Lets take the scenario is my website gives earth quakes happened in Europe on ...
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Benefit of date in URL segments

I was curious about the date in URL segments, is there any SEO point of benefit? For example the following URLs: ...
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URI design for many-to-many relationship: advice needed

I'm stuck designing URIs for a many-to-many relationship between users and other resources. Specifically I'm having difficulty predicting the consequences of different approaches. Given a resources ...
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Should I worry about redirecting index.php to root or not?

I've read in a forum two users saying that Google identifies index.php and the site's root as a single page, that redirecting index.php to root is not something we should worry about, but as they had ...
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How to add category in URL for Wordpress theme

We are having trouble getting the category name into the URL. We want to use the following structure: example.com/knowledge-base/category-name/article-name For some reason our wordpress theme ...
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Google stores user input from site URL

I use both with URL param and without. For example: http://www.wwwsitus.com/code/googlemap.php http://www.wwwsitus.com/code/?q=reg&foo=verif I then type others (fake param/url) in that url, as ...
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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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Allow third party to use domain subdirectory without risk to your server

If you have a live site on example.com, is it possible to allow third-parties to set up their own site at example.com/project1, example.com/project2 etc without subjecting your server to risk? I ...
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What sort of URL structure should be used to display AMP HTML vs vanilla HTML

There's an existing WordPress plugin that creates AMP formats automatically by adding /amp onto the end of any posts URL. I'm worried about duplicating my content at multiple URLs and wondering if ...
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Redirect URL to the same page with parameter

I have this url in my blog: http://www.myweb.com/ and would like to change into: http://www.myweb.com/?lang=en all the URl, of course, in the same page = index.php I need to use param lang=en to ...
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Must the image url in a sitemap file begin with the same domain the file is stored on?

I remember when making a sitemap, all URLs defined in between <loc> and </loc> must be part of the same domain as the domain the file is stored on. For example, I can use this line in my ...
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How to handle old URLs (from previous setup) after migrating to Drupal?

What would the best way to setup (configure) URLs used in previous versions of a site after a site is converted to a new Drupal site?
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60% organic traffic drop after permalink structure change?

On a very large website I have changed the permalink structure, for technical reasons. Every URL is 301 redirected to it's appropriate one. A few days after the change I have noticed a drop in ...
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Writing clean urls with .htaccess

Update - Alright thanks everyone for your tests, it really helped. The code is good. My problem was not having absolute "/" links. (Due to moving from public_html folder). Only 2 concerns i have now. ...
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SEO and subfolder URL design [duplicate]

I am new to the SEO and hopefully this question has not been asked because I used the wrong keywords to search answers here. Let me explain my question by an example. Say I have a new website with ...
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URLs with trailing questionmark (?)

I understand that URLs with or without trailing slash are considered two different resources and therefore we should use redirects to tell Google which one is the canonical one. But what about ...
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If the string '%2b' exists in the URL alias, does it affect SEO of the page?

I have a platform which uses a responsive design. The structure of the website is like this: Domain/#!/Product_type/Product_ID Here, I am trying to create the alias URL (Using an earlier version of ...
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Generate urls for same product with different designs

How do you handle a product url when a brand has the same product type in different shapes? Let me provide you with an example. I have Brand A that has sling bags. There is a sling bag, and there is ...
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I18n website and URL prefix iso639

I'm adding i18n to my website. For translated pages I add iso639 code of the language like this: http://example.com/en/mypage.php But I'm curious about language code. Should I use iso639-1 (en) or ...
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Decimal Coordinates in the path of the URL

Is using decimal coordinates in a url of a page that describes the location around these coordinates a seo unfriendly decision? For example: ...
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Google Analytics direct visitor statistics distorted due to domain forwarding

I am forwarding traffic from one domain to another which is hosting a site with Google Analytics. The forwarding is done via the registrar's URL forwarding tools, which allows us to avoid creating an ...
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Will flattening the information architecture affect SEO for end pages?

I am in the middle of a project for a client (University) and was wondering if anyone can shed some light on an search engine optimization (SEO) and information (IA) issue. At the moment they have ...
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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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What programming language are the % characters in URLs?

Just curious what language these characters in a URL are from? For example:force_name=1&name=Tom%20 which is a space.
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Do query string case differences affect whether a URL is Canonical?

If I have two URL's where the only difference is the case of the query string: http://example.com?param=TEST http://example.com?param=test Are they both considered equal by search engines? I know ...
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URL RewriteRule doesn't work when using WP Database Participants in my WordPress website

I'm using WP Participants Database plugin in a site developed using WordPress and I'm trying to transform: ...
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Google thinks my domain doesn't exist or is misspelled when users search for it

I created a website for ecommerce, but am having problems with the Google search. My site link is "banilla.com.br" or "www.banilla.com.br", but Google thinks they are both misspellings (on either ...
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Why would a url of example.com/n (where n is the same number repeated 500x) return a 403 error?

I'm trying to add new functionality to my site which involves passing a whole bunch of parameters (could be hundreds of parameters) all encoded in base64 format. When I attempt the new URL I get an ...
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Empty URI segment vs. non-empty URI segment

I have URLs like this: http://example.com/33/los-angels//united-stated As you can see segment 1 is "33", segment 2 is "los-angles", segment 3 is "". Should I add - character for empty segment or ...
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Would redirecting short URLs to full long URLS harm SEO?

Posts on my website can be reached by URLs like this long version http://example.com/post/22/do-your-home-work-for-free or URLs like this short version http://example.com/post/22/ I want to use ...
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Should query string parameter values in a URI have single quotes around them?

I'm passing variables through the URI string, like this: example.com?a=first&b=second Everything works as intended, but when I pass the source code through the W3 validator, it's flagging them ...
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Is there a way to bulk submit URLs to Fetch as Google?

Google is taking a while to re-index changes I have made to thousands of pages, so I want to use Fetch as Google to give it a prompt. However, you can only enter 1 URL at a time as standard. Is there ...
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nginx rewrite for an url with parameters

I have two types of URL and want to rewrite it for friendly URL. 1. The first: https://example.com/folder/myfile.php?id=xx&param1=yy I want to rewrite to: ...
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Redirect root URL to changing subfolder – concerns?

I have a custom CMS powering a niche website. Most of the time there's no content or just one item relevant and therefore shown. Currently I have an index page at the root URL. I consider redirecting ...
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Repeating location in urls? [duplicate]

Is it beneficial to repeat the city/state in the urls for SEO purposes? Let's say that I own a site that sells air conditioning in Houston, and I'm really pushing for local SEO. Is this... ...
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mod_rewrite change . (dot) to - (hyphen)

I'm moving my site and the URL structure has changed because of the new CMS. The old URLs are similar to /my.products.htm, but on the new site we are changing the URLs to /my-products. Is there a way ...
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PHP - URL variables that look like pages `/POSTID/`

I'm new to websites with databases and was wondering how to make a url look like https://domain.tld/H34d2b rather than https://domain.tld/?p=H34d2b I had an idea of forwarding the page to a 404 PHP ...
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URL hijacked for spam [closed]

I'm the Webmaster and administrator for a site, built on Drupal 7. I've updated Drupal to the latest version. My issue is that it seems as if someone or somebot is using our url. Has my legitimate ...
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How duplicate must two pages be in order for one to require rel=canonical?

I've been reading up on: <link rel="canonical" href="(original url)"> And one thing that I'm trying to figure out is the lowest percent of duplication must any two pages need to be in order ...