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Difference between "/" at end of URL and without "/" [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does it make a difference if your url ends in a trailing slash or not? Why treat these as different URLs? I am doing a 301 redirect in my WP application using .htaccess and ...
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SEO: Multilingual website with different subdirectories for each languages [duplicate]

I have a multilingual website with the following structure: example.com <--- Main english version example.com/fr <--- The french version Is it important for SEO reasons to put a ...
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Is it good to have / after website URL for SEO? [duplicate]

Which one of the following links is the correct and SEO friendly URL? http://example.com/software/view/35531716?download=WhatsApp-2.12.258.apk/ (with / at the end) or http://example.com/software/view/...
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Does URL optimizations helps in SEO? [duplicate]

Current URL: example.com/renault-cars/duster/ What is the possibility of gaining an SEO advantage after optimizing above URL to? example.com/renault/duster Optimizations: Removed unnecessary "-...
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Does Google consider deep URLs with and without a trailing slash to be the same? [duplicate]

Will it hit my ranking if I have the same URLs where / on the end is the only difference? Those URLs return the same content and one redirects to another or they both redirects to some 3rd URL. ...
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Best form for URLs: file-name.html or /file-name/

Running a Nibbler analysis on a static website I just built, I got the following feedback: Avoid use of file extensions wherever possible. File extensions appear at the end of web addresses, and have ...
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What's better for SEO folders or filenames?

I was wondering which of this two possibilities may be better for SEO. Let's take The Sitemap Paradox as an example. What would you reccommend: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/4803/...
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Confirm if trailing slash is acceptable for a file, rather than a directory

I have been reading on here and Google results for a few hours now including this question and the links therein and many others. Including a URI building styleguide from the w3c and others. I have ...
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Why would my site redirect back to the same page but with a trailing slash on the URL?

I'm working on a website that is new to me and I'm trying to make sure there is not practical reason why the site has been set up the way it is before I change it. Many pages have been set up with ...
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Should I include a trailing slash for my <xhtml:link rel="alternate" href="URL" hreflang="en-US"/> URLs?

I'm implementing hreflang on my web app. Google does not mention anything on https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/189077?hl=en But they use it (trailing slashes) on their own Sitemap. https:...
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Numerical IDs in URLs optimized for SEO

I'm a server-side developer dabbling in SEO practices for the first time. This question is about getting the url structure right for a web application I'm developing, goal being having some which is ...
Hassan Baig's user avatar
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Updating all website url to contain a slash at the end

For some technical reasons, one of the websites I am currently working with have to change it's url pattern from www.example.com/about to www.example.com/about/ This website is already indexed by ...
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