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Questions tagged [filenames]

Name used to identify different files.

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Does translating images' file names in a multilingual website matter for SEO? [duplicate]

I'm taking care of a website's SEO. Its languages are Portuguese and Spanish. Usually, I just use English for programming, including files naming. In order to take advantage of boost rank that ...
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Proper File Name Conventions for File Indexes [duplicate]

I have a subdomain set up as an online file index. However, I am interested in the best practices for filenames. For example, all of my directories are lowercase, but some of my files contain ...
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How to avoid long file names being truncated when the server lists the folder content?

Having a remote folder, I want to list all files in it using a web browser. Unfortunately, when file names are long, they are truncated. I observe this whichever the browser (Safari, Firefox, Internet ...
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Would URLs with query strings have better SEO with a filename too?

I'm writing a single-page application. The navigation links look like this: http://example.com/?home http://example.com/?contact-us http://example.com/?about-us In terms of SEO, would this be ...
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Noob question - regarding images on webserver not loading when URL is typed, but do when clicked from link on index html

I have dabbled with html in the past and to a very small degree some CSS. All i am trying to do at this moment is have a website/webserver which stores one image. (The image will be retrieved by an ...
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How can I name an image so that a) it's still unique b) descriptive

It's a given that a better name for a picture is "cat_eating_mouse.jpg" than "Aou7aIw=2.jpg". On my website I'm going to have thousands of pictures. It's not a big of a problem to name them manually, ...
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Does a cache busting fingerprint in image file names hurt SEO rankings?

The Ruby on Rails asset pipeline automatically adds a fingerprint to assets (JS, CSS, and other files in the assets folder including images) upon deployment so that cached assets are automatically ...
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Can images have the same name?

Will it harm SEO to have images with the same name? In the process of bulk optimizing images for the web and im wondering how the images should be renamed, is it ok to have imagename-1, imagename-2 ...
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Does name of sitemap file that Wordpress generates matter?

The Yoast SEO plugin for wordpress creates an XML sitemap with the file name sitemap_index.xml. There is another sitemap plugin (Google XML Sitemaps) in the Wordpress site I'm working on that creates ...
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suexec policy violation error for a javascript file

I deployed a web-app on DreamHost shared hosting. During tests, I got the "500 Internal Server Error" on one of the JavaScript files called jquery.timeago.pl.js (the jQuery timeago plugin locale ...
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For SEO should an image name contain page title (which gives more description to image)

I am creating a website using wix.com. I would like to know if a web page has images in it . Should the image name and alt name name can have some repetitive information derived the page title. ...
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SEO: Periods vs. hyphens for images filenames?

I've been reading that Google prefers semantic filenames for images, to make them rank well for SEO, and they recommend using hyphenated filenames when there are several words per filename, like cool-...
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How bad is it to call a landing page “landing.html”?

I want a landing page whose URL will be emailed after a few days to people who have downloaded my software. The landing page asks them how happy they are with the software, links to tutorials, and ...
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How can I see what filename my browser is reading when it's on a site?

It would be valuable to know what file a browser has found to read to render the home page of domain. I know the browser goes to something like google.com and then starts to look for default file ...
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Is it bad practice to have “parent” sitemap name inconsistent with “child” sitemaps?

My client is using the Fitpro Theme for WordPress which comes with predefined post types i.e fitness_class. However he wanted it changed to "classes" for the permalink and seo reasons. So I made the ...
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how can i display the MD5 or SHA1 of files in a web server directory?

When you don't have an index.html, most web servers will show a list of files in the directory. Can I get preferably lighttpd (but Apache as a backup) to do show a file's MD5/SHA1 (along with ...
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If I remove files extensions from URL but my canonical tags point to the URL with the extension, does that matter?

I'm using Adobe Muse to build websites and when the phone/tablet version of a site is created, canonical tags are automatically generated that point to the desktop version of the site. The canonical ...
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SEO issue when migrating to wordpress – changing urls and file names etc

I get an issue with the SEO of my website. Before I was on top of Google with "Icecom", but I migrated my website on WordPress. All my urls have changed and the body too... What I did for my new SEO: ...
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In what location does Tiki store articles: in the file system or in the MySQL database?

I have a dump of the directory structure from an old Tiki website from around 2010 that is no longer up. I would like to view the raw text of the articles but am unable to locate any files that ...
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Where does TWiki store articles: in the file system or in the MySQL database?

I have a dump of the directory structure from an old TWiki website from around 2010 that is no longer up. I would like to view the raw text of the articles but am unable to locate any files that ...
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If file name starts with “.ht” is it available from outside?

Someone told me that I can store MySQL passwords in a plain-text file in the web root, all I have to do is to give it a name starting with .ht (other than .htaccess). Is it so?
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SEO for filename of images that are uploaded using Ruby on Rails

I'm use RoR 3.2 and carrierwave gem for upload images. I want will do SEO optimization for uploaded images filenames. For example I have model Car(attributes: :id, :name, :avatar(carrierwave image ...
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Is tos.html some kind of standard Terms of service filename?

I periodically check my log of 404 errors on my site, and aside of most curious hack attempts I often encounter requests for files that are some kind of standard on a specific platform (apple-touch-...
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Does a filename's location (relative to the root) effect it's SEO?

I apologize if this answer is already somewhere else, I've searched for a while and come up empty. My company has hired a 3rd party SEO company to help with our rankings. Most of the suggestions ...
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What should the maximum length of a filename be, and would that affect SEO?

I am working on an artist's portfolio website. Let's say I want each artwork's image filename to contain its basic information, like so: Category - Artwork Title - Size, Medium, Year.jpg In actual ...
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ASP to HTML - 301 redirects (SEO rankings before and after)

I need to change the extension of the default pages and many other pages like .asp to .html, should I use a 301 redirect? The website is in the top 10 results for many keywords, I don't want to lose ...
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sitemap.xml file extension, does it have to be .xml?

Do XML sitemap files have to end with the .xml file extension? On the Bigcommerce platform, their XML sitemap file are defined as: http://www.examplesite.com/xmlsitemap.php The sitemap file is all ...
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Why are extensions often hidden on URLs?

Many times I see that URL extensions are hidden (e.g. .html, .php), but not all websites do this. Why do webmasters hide the extension? Is it for security, for the URL to look cleaner, or for some ...
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Organizing website files

I want to start creating my website but I have a few questions. http://website.com/directory/webpage - in this kind of website, it does not display a .php or .HTML extension at the end. How to ...
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Change name of audio file for download

I have some mp3 files which are named "my-audio.mp3" but now the client wants the visitor to be able to download and save these files to their desktop. He doesn't like the name with the hyphen and ...
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How does duplicate file and directory names affects SEO

I have some 40 crawl errors in my website, those are pointing to files which are not existing. and I want to resolve all 404 errors I dont have acccess to .htaccess file. Because i am on shared ...
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Convenient practice for where to place images?

A lot of developers place all image files inside a central directory, for example: /i/img/ /images/ /img/ Isn't it better (e.g. content architecture, on-page SEO, code maintainability, filename ...
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What should filenames and URLs of images contain for SEO benefit?

We know that good site architecture usually looks like this: example-company.com/ example-company.com/about/ example-company.com/contact/ example-company.com/products/ example-company.com/products/...
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How to name image files in multi language site?

I have one site with two languages: English and Spanish for example. What would be the proper convention to name image files? From my point of view it would be stupid to duplicate image and then name ...
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Redesigning an old site, structure change etc

I have an old site built in 2006, it has around 200 pages and 500 pictures. Every single page is of course indexed as well as images. It is very well ranked for targeted keywords and I receive good ...
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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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Is it worth it to change my entire user images file structure to take advantage of simple browser caching?

On one of my mobile sites, I simply store my user's profile images as '1.jpg' in their user folder, and incrementally go from there for any extra pics they upload. This means that whenever they change ...
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Does an image's filename affect its SEO?

When I name my image files, I always use a descriptive file name such as red-mercedes-slk.jpg. I've always done this without thinking, but I wondered if it actually benefits my rankings in any way. ...
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Include number and date in Apache log file names

I'm trying to figure out how to include the current date and the IP number of the current host inside the Apache log file names, but I fail how to see how I can do that. Part of that has to do with ...
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How to have my customized extension?

I have recently found a .htaccess trick in which I can remove file extension from the URL, example.com/file.html looks like example.com/file Now my humor says that I can replace any extension to my ...
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Download Link for Custom File Type

I have a client that wants to make their products firmware files available for download on their website. The firmware files have a custom extension: .bi2. The client wants the files to be downloaded ...
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Folder naming convention in a web development

I'm just wondering whether it would be appropriate/acceptable to use the following folder naming convention within a website development? For folders which the end users will see as part of the URL: ...
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Apache log analytic's

Been trying for a while to get this script fully working I think I'm nearly there. Ok so I basically need the script to show 3 things, email address - Browser type - Time logged in. EMAILS='/home/...
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SEO - File naming [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I use hyphens or underscores? Hi For the file name "mission-and-vision.htm" or "mission_and_vision.htm", which one is good for SEO(separator "-" or "_")? Thanks
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Nouns as FILENAMES: singar or plural form?

Dear folks, two scenarios where FILE_NAMES.PHP should be best representing the audiences searching for it. /poster.php /design.php OR /posters.php /designs.php Q1. What do you ...
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URL rewrite - should I write a fake file suffix (.html) or something more realistic to the platform? (like .asp or .cfm)

First, I'd like to preface this question by stating that I insist upon publishing a file name suffix, but only on the outer most entity of our site, the detail pages. I do realize the suffix is not ...
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Do keyword-based filenames and URLs really matter?

We've developed a dynamic web application which uses URLs such as product.cfm?id=42 but our marketing team says we should use search friendly URLs and put our keywords into the URLs (so it would be ...