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Words with capital letters do not always have the same meaning when written with lowercase letters.

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Google Sitelinks showing in lowercase

I'm having an issue with Google sitelinks where the page titles are showing in lowercase only. I've tried several things to remedy this issue, the page titles and meta data for the page all ...
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Upper and lower case business names and SEO

I've been using lower case to describe my business name, in my content and titles, and in business directories. So much so that when Google contacts me I notice it is always referring to my business ...
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Are user agent names case-sensitive in robots.txt?

I'm blocking various bots in robots.txt and I was wondering if their names are case-sensitive. For example: User-agent: grapeshot Disallow: / Would it matter if I use grapeshot or GrapeShot?
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Upper case beginnning letters of a domain using HTTP_HOST [closed]

For the past couple of months I've been thinking of a website I'd like to launch for a small community of people in my neighborhood. The concept is just a simple tag board to help the community know ...
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Can I define the letter case of a Domain Name?

I want to purchase a second level domain (on the web platform Altervista.org) with the .com extension. Since within the domain verification process I can type characters in both upper and lower case ...
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Why are URLs case-sensitive?

My question: When URLs were first designed, why was case-sensitivity made a feature? I ask this because it seems to me (i.e., a layperson) that case-insensitivity would be preferred to prevent ...
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Should URL paths be case sensitive?

My website's URLs are currently case-insensitive. For example, both of the following links show the exact same page: http://example.com/about http://example.com/About However, taking a look at the ...
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Which meta names are case-sensitive?

I am the developer of an HTML checking tool. I want to check meta names to make sure they match case-sensitively when it matters. All I've come across so far (according to Google) is that this meta ...
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Will lower casing all canonical url solve duplicate issue

The website I'm working on can have both upper and lower case URLs, even though they will produce the exact same content. eg: http://www.freeofficefinder.com/uk/office-space/london/soho and http://...
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How do you send a URL request with upper-case characters in the domain name?

I wanted to see how my site would respond to a request if the hostname is in capital letters instead of the usual lower-case. I tried doing that on FireFox and Chrome, but they automatically convert ...
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Change web folders names with uppercase to lowercase or not?

I have web directories with upper case letters and site is on Apache server. Example: www.example.com/ServiceTools/page.htm I have read that using upper case letters in folder name is bad practice ...
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Can a change of all URLs to lower case with canonical from others cause traffic loss?

I've recently changed URLs to lower case. I'm also suffering from about 15% traffic drop from search engines, which started about a week after my change. Can this be related? This is what I've done. ...
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How to handle URLs that differ in case-sensitivity and show same content

For to the following URLs: http://mydomain.com/page http://mydomain.com/Page I'm showing the same content. Can this hurt SEO? I understand that theoretically it can, but does Google really penalize ...
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Is it ok to use uppercase letters in an email address?

If I send an email to Hello@Example.com instead of hello@example.com, could there be any problems with delivery because of the uppercase letters?
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Displaying urls with case sensitivity

I just bought the domain name http://www.startupsandfinance.com/. During the registration process I tried to buy it like http://www.StartupsandFinance.com/ but could not do that because they ignored ...
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Is it possible to check the case on Apache redirects or aliases?

I have a big website (15,000 pages) with a log list of redirects (about 800) that have been used in marketing pieces for years. My Apache server has been running mod_rewrite for the past 10 years or ...
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Why treat these as URLs with different path capitalization and trailing slash as different?

These are all strictly different urls: http://www.example.com/page http://www.example.com/pAge http://www.example.com/page/ http://www.example.com/paGE/ I get that it conforms to the strict ISO ...
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Is Googlebot case sensitive? Should I use a 301 redirect to choose a preferred URL case?

The Googlebot reports the following: Pages with duplicate meta descriptions /Default.aspx?p=2 /default.aspx?p=2 Should I use a 301 redirect from Default to default or vice versa? Is Googlebot case ...
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Do search engines care about case sensitivity of HTML tags and JavaScript functions?

Which is better for SEO ? HTML <p id="hello"></p> <p id="HELLO"></p> <p id="Hello"></p> <p id="hELLO"></p> JAVASCRIPT function hello(){} ...
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Is it OK to have a case insensitive URI?

If I have a URL like /writes/about/star-wars, and it is also accessible to users by /wRitEs/ABOUT/star-WARS, is that considered another page? Is a page allowed to have any combo of upper/lower-case ...