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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Directory structure and script arguments

I'll often see a URL that looks something like this: site.com/articles/may/05/02/2011/article-name.php Surely all of those subdirectories don't actually exist? It seems like it would be a huge ...
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cURL works but PHP cURL fails to internet [migrated]

Trying to diagnose an issue using PHP to cURL to an Internet location on a RedHat Linux server. cURL is installed and working, and: <?php var_dump(curl_version()); ?> shows all the correct ...
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Changing website Url - Am I making an SEO mistake

I have a webiste with a .com domain that is a year old. The business is a shop based in Ireland and I have purchased a .ie domain. I plan to move the website over to the new domain, SEO Good or Bad ...
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SEO & Reordering of duplicate content

I am currently working on a website, and the designer wants a menu that is setup like this: Toplevel1 Toplevel2 submenu1 submenu2 submenu3 Toplevel3 Toplevel4 All menu items have a title and ...
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Impact of simplifying a URL structure

My website is a directory with an extensive URL structure with several location-based tiers followed by an establishment name. E.g. ...
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How to remove duplicate URL in Magento site?

I have Magento site and there are so many 301 redirected pages. For example, www.example.com/catalog/product/view/id/910/category/3 is redirected to ...
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How to handle different images size and URL with SEO

I'm creating my own CMS, and I have to handle images with differentes sizes. I store all my image's information in a database. For every image, I have: a filename (with extension) a title an alt ...
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Is it better for SEO if the URL has the same path as the breadcrumb?

My product URL is example.com/categorykeyword2/product. The actual path (breadcrumb) is example.com/categorykeyword1/categorykeyword2/product. Would it be better in terms of SEO if the URL was the ...
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Adding Keywords in URL - Stuffing or Good Technique [duplicate]

I have about 25 pages on my website and after seeing Matt Cutts talk about how keywords in a URL is a good SEO technique, I decided to rename my files a more SEO friendly name. However, I now have ...
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SEO effects of changing the URL path to make segmentation in analytics easier

I am having an e-commerce site and current URL structure is like this: www.example.com/category1 [Category landing page] www.example.com/category1/sub-category [sub-category listing page] ...
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How to setup mod_rewrite/htaccess to do url masking and forwarding to a subdirectory?

Its been about three years since I've played with apache and php(I've been using thin and nignx ;). So I've forgotten how to setup a mod_rewrite directive to forward all http requests from root to the ...
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How do I know whether a URL returns an HTTP 404 status code?

For any given URL, how can I (dis)confirm whether it returns an HTTP 404 status code? I found this tool but isn't there a cleaner, more natural way to find out, independently of other people's tools? ...
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Showing content from pages at different URL's (masking), possibly with .htaccess

If I have URL's like:- domain.com/category/widgets/filter/blue domain.com/category/widgets/filter/red And it is pretty difficult to reconstruct them to something like:- ...
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How do you get MediaWiki to render URLs in the usual way?

I've noticed that whenever a URL is long and contains unusual characters MediaWiki renders it incorrectly, for instance this URL: http://chemapps.stolaf.edu/jmol/jmol.php?model=C[C@H](N)CC1=CC=CC=C1 ...
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Is using !# for AJAX URLs the standard when it comes to SEO?

Will URLs like this site.com/!#users only be crawled by Google's search engine bots, or is this a standard adopted by all search engines (e.g., Yahoo, Bing, DuckDuckGo, etc...)?
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Crawl errors appearing in Google Webmaster Tools with suspicious URLs cached

I am receiving Crawl Errors in my Google Webmaster Tools reports with some unique URLs that I am not understanding. For Example: http://www.example.com/portfolio/?cat_url=custom-cms This page ...
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Using a .htaccess to RewriteRule and Redirect 301 at the same time?

I have a couple of specific URLs that I want to display differently on my website, like this: RewriteRule ^contact$ contact.php To get ride of the ".php" extension. And to be SEO friendly (to ...
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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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Track a Goal conversion in Google Analytics for filling in a contact form when the URL stays the same

If a contact form's URL stays the same after submitting the form, how can I track goal conversions in Google Analytics for filling in the form? Normally I would add the confirmation page's URL into ...
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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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Robots.txt disallowing URLs

I need to disallow some URLs on my site but I am not sure how to do that. I have a site that has products and reviews. When someone makes a review, the site generates a URL automatically like this: ...
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URL Forward all links from domain without slugs

I have an old site which I no longer use so I decided to redirect the domain to an article from another domain. The old site does not have web hosting anymore which means I had to url forward through ...
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Best practice URL structure for pagination [duplicate]

Is one of these formats for pagination better for SEO? www.example.com/list/1 www.example.com/list?page=1 What considerations or factors should go into selecting one format or the other? I'm ...
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Confused about logfiles with googlebot

Im still in the process of making my site crawlable through google even though its all AJAX content. So I got it where if the URL contains 'escaped_fragment_ it retrieves the right information form ...
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Is it allowed to use Like button for another page?

According this thread it is possible to place Like button on some page, while the like button gives "like" to another page. But is it allowed officially? Aren't there any sanctions from Facebook if I ...
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Is it bad SEO practice to have two almost-identical URLs?

On my blog, after coding a function which trims stop words, I ended up with these two URLs which are identical if not for the post ID: http://www.example.com/europe/france/597/june-weather-update ...
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URL Rewrite with spaces or with -?

Which URL is more SEO? mydomain.com/category-name/article-name.html OR mydomain.com/category name/article name.html I have read some articles about URL Rewriting but there I can't find any ...
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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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Remove URL's - Site Removal instead of Web Page removal

Can somebody please advise why www.website.com/?p=1 comes up with Site Removal rather than Webpage Removal when I submit the URL in Webmaster Tools? It is the Hello World! post that came installed ...
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SEO and URL Shorteners

When you have a link from lets say twitter that is t.co/foo that links back to your website how does that effect SEO and how do the major search engines handle Shortened URLs?
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Do short URLs like goo.gl, bitly etc. affect your website ranking? [duplicate]

I need to know whether using short URLs to back-link to pages affects your website ranking in the Google search results.
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URLs created by Googlebot show up as 404 errors

I have a situation where Google is crawling our site. That is fine, no problem, but the issue is that the crawler is creating URL paths that do not exist. /events is a root folder on our site. ...
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Domain name name repeated in the URL — what is wrong with my Joomla/nginx setup?

I have a joomla site being served from an nginx server with the following config server { listen 80; server_name heftpathology.com; server_name_in_redirect off; access_log ...
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Google Webmaster Tools crawl error with 'function.session-start' URLs

I've got following error URLs from the Google Webmaster Tools crawl errors. http://www.mydomain.com/mydomain/shirts/function.session-start I've checked the those pages that links from but I didn't ...
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Protect a URL from being used in an iFrame except on a single site

I need to pass URLs to a client and they would embed those URLs on their site within an Iframe. I was wondering what's stopping the user(who is visiting the client site) from copying the URL from the ...
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When is a URL encoded?

When there are spaces in a URL like http://example.com/this is not url enocoded it is obvious, that the URL will end up as http://example.com/this%20is%20not%20url%20encoded When and what will ...
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Most invariant URI to refer to a HTML5 element from w3.org?

If one is in a situation where you are required to use a URI (simple strings would not do)...how would you refer to the concept of an HTML5 element ("div", "li", etc.)? As a starting point for what ...
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When changing hosting, how to see files served from the new server

domain example.com is running on a server A. Then I changed host to the server B. Now when I open URL example.com, I still see the files from host A. But I want the files from host B.
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Does .html extension in URL help for SEO? [duplicate]

I am working on dotNET and I have changed URL extension from .aspx to .html. Is it good to use .html extension ? My actual URL is www.example.com/Project.aspx?Id=2&Type=this-is-something I have ...
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Structuring URLs of an online shop for SEO

I have an online store with categories that have a tree structure (meaning they can be nested inside other categories) and products inside these categories. What is the best way to structure the URLs ...
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Where is this traffic coming from, and how can I block it in Google Analytics?

We're seeing Google Analytics report a huge amount of hits and large drop rate on some of our pages, but investigating this further reveals more questions than answers. For instance, one page is ...
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What is the meaning of this sitemap error in Google Webmaster Tools?

In my Google Webmaster Tools, I received an error which I am not understanding: When we tested a sample of the URLs from your Sitemap, we found that some of the URLs were unreachable. Please check ...
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Can I restart my WordPress site without using a different domain name?

I'm getting problems with crawling my site in Google Webmasters Tools. I'm seeing weird URLs that end with my domain, like: /tag/sugar/www.k2ost.com /tag/melody-day/www.k2ost.com and also like ...
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How can I fix Google indexing URLs that are not part of my sitemap?

Using site:example.com in Google is returning many results with the following format: https://www.w.example.com/services/edison/16mm-to-2k Obviously this is not what I submitted and is not part of my ...
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Google Analytics report is showing URL parameters that look like session ids [closed]

I am noticing some weird URLs in the Google Analytics content report. The parameters in the urls appears similar to php session ids (not sure though). Just want to make sure it is not something that ...
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Does a unique ID and title in URL slug improve SEO?

Stackexchange post URLs have URLs like this: http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/9848/squeezing-all-the-seo-out-of-a-url-as-possible Which is the format: ...
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Can AdWords ValueTrack parameters be nested?

Google provides ValueTrack as a mechanism for adding dynamic parameters to your advertising URLs. I have successfully used it for tracking clicks from their search network and content network in ...
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For SEO, should the path portion of the URL be localized?

I have a site that have localized content. I would like to know if it's really important to also translate the URL paths to access the content. For example: Today, I'm handling the URLS like these: ...
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Getting the full referral URL from Google Analytics

I have looked how to find this information and all I can find is old information on how to do it which doesn't work now, such as: ...
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SEO Friendly URL for search keywords

I have a website where you can search for a brands, item, and content inside my web. It was designed with tab for each search type, but I want to make the url when changing the tab user friendly and ...