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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Proper robots.txt block URL

I want to block this URL: /services/online.html?dir=asc&limit=12&order=price but I want to allow this one: /services/online.html. I have added this on the robots.txt: Allow: /services/online....
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Does it make a difference if your URL path ends in a trailing slash or not?

Does it make any difference to SEO ratings what-so-ever if your url has a trailing slash: http://www.example.com/some/slug/paths/ as opposed to one that does not: http://www.example.com/some/slug/...
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website redirecting to com.com [on hold]

Just realized that my website - http://www.example.com is being re-directed to http://example.com.com. The http://example.com version is working fine though. Below is the redirect chain: http://www....
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Domain name appended to the end of every URL as tracked in Google Analytics

We have been tracking the content pages which are getting the traffic from different sources through Google Analytics for our website. Google Analytics append the domain URL after every content page ...
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Giving url out to users on my website [on hold]

How do i give users of my website unique url to share with their friends as a form of advertisement to my website ?
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Schemaless URLs in canonical tags

Is it a problem to put a schemaless URL in a canonical tag? Example: page URL is http://example.com while canonical tag is <link rel="canonical" href="//example.com" />.
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How to add special characters in the post url for Blogger?

I believe when keyword is used in the URL then posts will come up on top of the Google search. My keyword is C++, so I wish to add this keyword in my all C++ related posts. Since URLs don't accept ...
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When you use dash as space what do you use for dash?

The design decision was to automatically replace spaces with dash (-) when building URLs. This led to URLS such as example.com/user/john-smith. This was fine as long as names were "JohnSmith" and "...
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When xml namespaces declaration is automated validated and generate internet traffic [on hold]

if I can use the location of namespace URL as a validation reference for a part of small web pages.(Example : all button from my web pages to be compared with a standard button red with reference ...
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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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SEO for repurposing a URL and moving already indexed content to a new URL

I need to shift a page to another URL, so I can use the current URL of that page for another content. Can this be done without problems for Google? Let's explain the situation. Current situation: ...
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.htaccess - setting up SEO friendly URLs and 301 redirects [closed]

I recently changed all my product-page.php links to SEO friendly URLs such as /product-name/ To ensure I've done this correctly, and for anyone else wanting to know how to do it, I just wanted to ...
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Changing internal URL path for SEO

I have a site where Google has already indexed about 1 million pages, and I want to change all the URL paths for SEO purposes, ensuring that we always have our keywords in the path. Technically I ...
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Similar URL, different content, same keyword - bad for SEO?

I'm thinking about adding a page to my website, this will be extremly good for users, but could this be bad for seo? Page 1 (currently exists, ranks good): URL: example.com/formula-1 Title: Formula ...
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Should I add URL parameters to webmasters that only show flash message?

I have an paginated category URL that displays all items in a category. Each item has its own individual view page. In the event that an item has gone permanently offline I have implemented a 301 ...
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Is there any SEO difference between /blog and /blogs?

In trying to categorize posts in a blog I'd like to use /blogs in the domain. Will this have any negative SEO impact? Or is it the same as /blog ?
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Using both original name and English name in a URL

Let's say, I am adapting a URL structure like: [domain]/neuschwanstein-castle-schloss-neuschwanstein Neuschwanstein Castle is a castle in Germany and its original name is Schloss Neuschwanstein in ...
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Friendly URLs with .htaccess

I'm have the following .htaccess: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{request_filename} -f RewriteRule ^(.*) $1 [L] RewriteRule ^(([^/]*)+)(/([^/]{0,32})(/.+)?)?$ index.php?a=$1&q=$3 [L] My ...
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Trying to improve code-text ratio without a catch-22

My website has several subdomains with it that represent each major section of the website and I have that to allow search engines to understand what each section is about. My problem lies with the ...
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Brand new domain and server using URL Rewrite flagged by Google for Phishing

I set up a VM with 1and1.com and registered a domain. I'm running an app (Jira) that runs on its own Tomcat instance but I have set up URL Rewriting based on this article so that IIS can handle the ...
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How can I setup a redirect using an .htaccess that would keep part of the URL path?

I would like to setup a redirect using an .htaccess file which keeps part of the URL's path in the target URL. For example: I have the domain example.com. I want example.com/social to redirect to ...
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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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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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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: animalobservation.com/ants/srid4326point-...
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How to split a ranked page or category?

This is a general question and not related to specified URL. I have some websites that contains many categories. Now i want to split some categories. For example: I have "office table and chair" ...
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My users are getting 302 Found page if they don't write https in address bar, how can I prevent this?

I host a forum website in DigitalOcean's cloud servers, using Ubuntu 16.04, Apache 2.4.20, PHP 7.0.8 and MySQL 5.7.12. I tried to troubleshoot with cURL about what is the problem, these are the ...
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website marked as “may be hacked” by google

My website is marked by google as "may be hacked". Through the admin panel of google search console, I see several links that are list as "URL injections". My site is built with opencart. As you ...
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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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Multilanguage Website with language parameters inside URL and HTACCESS redirect

I'm experiencing an issue using the Google webmaster tools. My Website homepage is being redirected to the correct language version according to user's browser language. For example if a user from UK ...
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Well structured URLs vs. URLs optimized for SEO

Let’s take an example of a movie site. So a well structured set of URLs for this site can be: Movie page - example.com/movies/the-matrix Review for movie - example.com/movies/the-matrix/reviews ...
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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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Google is unable to crawl both my UK and USA sites that use IP detection redirects

The URL's of my website open as per IP detection. That is, for UK it is example.com and for USA it is example.com/usa. But Google is unable to crawl example.com/usa. It is crawling just example.com. ...
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SEO tips on changing blog pagination

Three years ago we launched a self-made blog area on our e-commerce website. Call it an experimental feature, if you know what I mean. We had, and still have, a very minimalistic URL schema: /blog/...
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Remove hash URLs from Google search results after removing the hash [duplicate]

I recently removed the hash from the URLs of my website built with AngularJS. Now I would like to remove the old URLs from the Google search results to avoid duplicate content. Problem is, when I ...
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Previously submitted my sitemap but now I changed most of my pages URLs, what should i do?

I had previously submitted my websites sitemap to google search console. It submitted all my pages and indexed most of them. However, recently I have changed most of my pages URLs due to SEO. Since I ...
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Does breadcrumbs and url inconsistency affect SEO? [closed]

If a website has inconsistency between URL structure and Breadcrumbs structure is it good, neutral or bad for SEO? For example on Yoast site "Wordpress Plugins" page https://yoast.com/wordpress/...
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Which domain name structure, if any, is better for SEO? [closed]

I'm purchasing a domain for a new blog, and wonder which structure is better for domain name. I have these two options (domain changed to ensure it doesn't get swiped away from me!): stackexchange....
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my blog hosted site wont display if i dont add www at the end [duplicate]

I observed that whenever I type the URL of my blog site without putting www, it wont display e.g. typing example.com in the address bar will not display the web address but bring error unless i put ...
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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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change sitemap after 301 redirect

When I use 301 redirects for all URLs ... should i change sitemap URLs ??? ...... e.g: Sitemap contains bellow URLs example.com/cat/1.html example.com/cat/2.html example.com/cat/3.html Should i ...
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why does google request apple-app-site-association from every domain on the server?

I received the following in my log: [Mon Oct 05 11:04:35 2015] [error] [client 66.249.75.xxx] File does not exist: /path/to/user/public_html/apple-app-site-association xxx in the log is a number ...
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Are spaces in “href” valid?

Is <a href=" #id "> (note spaces) correct (X)HTML? Does it mean the same as <a href="#id">?
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Is it possible to change from domains to phrases in the URL bar?

You can change a URL like google.com to google.com/test without reloading the page by JavaScript. Is it possible to completely change the URL like from google.com to Welcom.To.The.Website using the ...
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AMP Content and Domains

apologies if this is known science around the web mastering community, I haven't had to worry about content in a number of years and don't know where to start :) I'm considering implementing Google's ...
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Do I need to update the sitemap.xml file after removing some URLs?

Do I need to update the sitemap.xml file after removing some URLs from the website and merge three different URLs to a single one. For example, three different URLs: www.example.com/one.html (main ...
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Dynamic URL generation and SEO

We are integrating some web-services in our website and it is mostly about integrating post codes search within the website. There are couple of ways to build this, the easiest is below but we are ...
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Absolute vs Relative url

Am developing a website, I have used many anchor link in menu navigation and given absolute url. Somewhere I read we can also use relatives url in menu navigation. From SEO point of view, let me know ...
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Do the internal searches need to be by GET for SEO purposes?

I have a site with products, which can be searched using a convoluted search form, with quite a few input fields. I send the data by POST, to the same page, so I can list all products in the URL: /...
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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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Home page keyword cannot be in the URL

I have been looking into SEO for a few weeks now trying to perfect a homepage. Going through various sources such as MOZ, and other examples of checklists. I keep seeing that you should have your ...