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Singular vs plural forms for entities in CMS website

Let's say I have a (frontend) website where users can register and post, just like StackExchange, which makes use of a REST API to fetch the data. So the website is located at https://www.example.com ...
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Do URLs that only consist of an id, for example, a timestamp, have a chance to succeed in SEO?

For example: https://example.com/12345678912/ vs https://example.com/keyword1-some-words/ Is URL still an important factor for Google?
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Ahrefs Orphan Page Error - SEO Friendly Pagination using JavaScript

One of my clients is a Cybersecurity startup company. We are using a custom built theme on Drupal. We have a well-designed internal link building architecture. We have about 600 blog articles. We are ...
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Clean URL structure: /{id}/{slug} vs /{id}-{slug} [duplicate]

I am making a url structure similar to that of Stack Exchange webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/{id}/{slug}, where no matter the slug you type there will be a 301 redirect to the correct slug as ...
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Do short URLs obligate 301 redirects?

Some content management systems such as WordPress and Drupal have Short URLs by default (if the webserver allows it), but at least one other --- MediaWiki, doesn't. Before I continue with the process ...
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How to make a content management system to load webpages without a PHP loader and its query strings? [duplicate]

I have a MediaWiki 1.35.2 Hebrew website which is principally all core; I host that website on a shared Apache, Nginx (as reverse proxy), PHP and MySQL hosting environment. The default behavior of ...
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Mod Rewrite Multiple Query String

I'm having trouble using modrewrite to redirect a URL with multiple strings. I have a PDF handling script. I want to redirect something like: https://www.example.com/pdfs/samplepdf.pdf/open [or /...
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Clean URL's within subdirectories

I have a website with the following structure index.php contact.php about.html forum(dir) - index.php - thread.php What i want my htaccess to do Remove .php & .html extension, eg: when you ...
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Modify rewrite rule to handle four ids rather than just one [closed]

I have rewrite rule which gives id from link to script and it works perfectly: RewriteRule ^index/viewproduct/id/(\d+)$ produkty/index.php?id=$1 [L] I need one more RewriteRule to handle URLS like: ...
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Encoding spaces in urls for SEO when hyphens are already present in text

From my research it seems that hyphen - chars are the preferred word breakers in urls in respect to SEO. I'd like to use text in my urls for both SEO purposes and for functionality, consuming the text ...
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Disallowing a handler in robots.txt while adding its dynamic URLs to the XML sitemap

I'm using ASP.NET webforms, and I have a page lets call it Subjects.aspx, I don't want crawlers to crawl that page but I want them to crawl the dynamic URLs that are powered by it. For example /...
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Repetition Keyword URL Subfolder + Slug?

here's the question. In this sense, it is not keyword stuffing in the URL if it is mentioned once as slug and category. It would be more user friendly to have a short URL but it is questionable which ...
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How to host a PDF on a Wix website using a SEO-optimised path?

I just created my first website with Wix. I want to add a PDF file to it. Wix suggests to upload the file to the Wix and then add a button/icon for users to open. The problem is, the path to this file ...
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mod-rewrite - sending any URL with ".php/" to 404

I have a substantial number of rewrite rules in place for a variety of reasons such as: disallow indexes, set custom error pages, force non-www, https, strip trailing slash, redirect index.html or....
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How should I restructure my URLs to make development easier while preserving SEO?

I am trying to fix the URL structure of an ecommerce site that has about 90k part pages. The site has no URL directory structure. Thus, all 90k pages are under the root like example.com/part-page-one. ...
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How do I create clean URLs such that what is currently in a parameter goes in the path?

My url is http://localhost/store/product-detail.php?p=prod%name%test i want it to look like this http://localhost/store/prod-name-test or something like this as other stores do http://localhost/store/...
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Will Google index all the forum topics if they share one PHP file and use URL parameters?

So there is a website which is has dozens of themes e.g.-> cats Ford birds NASA... U get the point. And then every theme has a unique topic. cats ->> Topic1, Topic2,..... Ford->> Topic1, Topic2,.....
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Will lengthening our URLs change how Googlebot crawls our site?

Currently we are using URL fetched from main title of article (55 characters). We are planning to increase title of article up to 100 characters which tends to increase length of URL to 100+. Will ...
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After rewriting RoundCube URLs, CSS, JS, and image resource links are broken

What I'd like to do is that I want to make nice URLs for my roundcube pages with .htaccess. For example: RewriteRule ^latest/$ index.php?_action=news&type=latest [NC,L] If I go to this ...
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Which second separator to use in URL?

I'm already using - as a separator in my URLs, for some reasons I need to add a second one. According to RFC 3986 I can use ., _ and ~. I also have seen some sites using + as a separator. I'm ...
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Change the product URL to a directory and drop the PHP to put articles about the product within its URL structure?

I have a product with url http://example.com/category/product.php. In short will come some blog articles, having urls like http://example.com/category/product/article1/, http://example.com/...
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Structure homepage path

What is the best practice for a homepage path? I see two options: No path at all: http://www.example.com/ OR a path based on the homepage <title>: http://www.example.com/hello-and-welcome/ ...
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How to add blog in URL (Blog page, Taxonomy page and Single page ) with pagination using WordPress

I want to this structure in default post type. Archive Page (Blog page) - example.com/blog/ pagination link - example.com/blog/page/2/ Taxonomy page - example.com/blog/taxonomy-slug/ pagination link -...
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Should I redirect "ugly" URL to friendly URL?

I use mod_rewrite to rewrite https://example.com/?page=some-page&tab=2 to https://example.com/articles/some-page/2. But people can still access both URLs. I want to know: should I redirect the "...
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Does using keywords in the image URL help the image rank for those keywords in Google image search? [duplicate]

I've always been told to use URL Rewriting on my sites because it was better for SEO. (http://example.com/articles?id=255 => http://example.com/articles/rewriting-img-links) Now, I can see on this ...
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Discrepancy in ScreamingFrog Depth Stats and actual list of URLs

I have crawled my website with Screaming Frog, it has roughly 200 pages, most of which are in example.com/category/product, however, the tool shows me that these are actually on 4-5 clicks away from ...
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URLs include a directory without an index page, should it be removed for SEO?

A client's website has the following structure: /products/product-1 /products/product-2 /products/product-3 These product urls are keyword optimised pages for organic search. Google also indexes /...
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Nginx rewrite problem - displaying same page with or without .php extension after rewrite

I have implemented the following Nginx code: location / { try_files $uri $uri.php $uri/ @extensionless-php; index index.html index.htm index.php; } location ~ \.php$ { try_files $uri =...
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If I link to clean URLs based on the page title but redirect to URLS with ids as part of a site migration, is that bad for SEO?

I'm importing stuff from a Drupal site that has a couple of alias URLs: /node/123 /my-alias-node-title My new site is a very simple CMS handmade in PHP by me as a practice. In the new system, the ...
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Rewrite to SEO friendly URLs for language negotiation with type-map files on plain html files using .htaccess

When visiting the website www.example.com/ the visitor should be redirected to the correct language version, e.g. www.example.com/en for english and www.example.com/es for spanish. My current ...
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The name of a month as a string vs digit in a URL -- any downsides for SEO?

I'm aware about the difference between my_domain.com/my-article1-title and my_domain.com/2015/12/my-article1-title. In my application I have the following type of urls: my_domain.com/2015/december/my-...
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Removing slash from directory URL

I need to somehow remove the last slash in my directory URLs. For example, instead of example.com/projects/, I'd like to see example.com/projects. I have been trying many solutions with no luck so far....
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Migration from HTTP to HTTPS and changing URL structure at the same time

There are several reports of migration to HTTPS (using 301 redirects and HSTS) without an impact to rankings (no fluctations). Since that seems like changing URL structure I'm thinking to migrate ...
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Fix existing URLs to hyphenate run-on words?

Say I have a site listing Academy Awards whose URLs were built using run-on words. http://example.com/bestactress/2016 http://example.com/bestdirector/2016 http://example.com/bestpicture/2016 As a ...
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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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Use of no-index-meta-tag on pretty URLs?

By now I am fighting through the world of SEO and run into a problem, I think. Let's say I have a page like www.example.com/i-am-a-pretty-url, which is re-written by .htaccess from i-am-ugly-url.php ...
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Is it a good idea to change URL scheme of an established website to match query?

I'm targeting queries are in the form: "X Y for Z" Website is very established (1M+ traffic), but the competitor with URLs /X-Y/for/Z got to the 1st place (we were a first place for years). Our ...
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How to keep SEO URLs after migrating my website to WordPress?

Because each platform has a unique structure and different rules for URLs, SEO URLs may be changed when migrating data from one content management platform to another. Do I have have to use an ...
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Using Nginx to rewrite a friendly URL to index.php handler gives 404 errors

I am having some issues getting the below to work the way I expect. What I am trying to do is take a url like https://example.com/TOPIC/courses/details/143911 but have it sent to php with the URI ...
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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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Should I use semantic URLs when they might change from time to time?

My application relies heavily on the hierarchy of its entities and the hierarchy also gives needed context to the entities details page. Hence my current URL scheme represents the hierarchy: /...
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What should the canonical URL be when users can filter on multiple categories at once?

I'm totally revamping my site's URL structure and have now defined the following structure of URLs to prevent duplicate content (in which the /c/ part in the URL determines that a country filter is ...
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User profile URL design

I've noticed that some sites are moving away from root-directory user profiles. For example, YouTube channel URLs are now /channel/<id> and /c/<username> instead of simply /<username>...
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Removing .html & .php from URL [duplicate]

I have searched religiously through the web to find an answer to this quest. I don't know thing about .htaccess or web.config. I'm currently hosting my website through GoDaddy.com. From what ive ...
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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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"Friendly URLs" rule in .htaccess interfering with some directories

My .htaccess is set up to remove .html from URLs as follows: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{http_host} ^example.com [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,NC] RewriteCond %{...
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What is the htaccess code for a clean URL for a user profile page?

I have tried code given on under topic clean URLs using .htaccess, but it is nor working on my website. Actually I am getting static content, but not getting parameters (dynamic content.) My ....
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Friendly URL's with + instead of - interpreted differently/negatively?

A function on my site is replacing all spaces in my friendly URL's to "+". So an article named: "best cars 2014", becomes "www.example.com/best+cars+2014". Is this negative for SEO? E.g. would this ...
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How is a slash in the URL path interpreted by search engines?

I would like to know your opinions on the following URL structure. Is the following SEO best practice and why? If targeting search term "blue suede shoes"... Would "example.com/blue/suede-shoes/" be ...
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Remove folder name from rewritten URLs

Consider this URL: http://example.com/gallery/20141111-some-title In this URL I want to hide gallery/: http://example.com/20141111-some-title How can I achieve this using mod_rewrite? I used ...
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