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What does a double slash in the URL path mean?

What do double slashes often found in URLs mean? For example: http://www.example.com/A/B//C/ Please note: I'm not referring to the beginning right after http:.
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Why is it preferable to use paths with slashes instead of query-string variables in a web page URL?

Why is it preferable to use paths with slashes instead of query-string variables in a web page URL?
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URL paths and their effect on SEO

We are developing a website where there will be two distinct types of content: galleries and photos. It makes little sense to use URL paths like /gallery/photo as some photos can appear in more than ...
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Difference between linking to specific page or folder

Is there a difference between linking to www.example.com/site/index.html and www.example.com/site/ since it'll point to the same page? I point everything i can to a folder on my website, i just think ...
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Should I transliterate my URL paths?

I looked around and can't find any info on this, I must be searching the wrong terms or something because it must be a common question. If you have non-ASCII characters in your URLs, Firefox and ...
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Usage of special characters in the URL path instead of query-strings to allow relative linking in a web proxy

I've received complaints that the links that my software is generating aren't following the W3C URL-specification. http://www.w3.org/Addressing/URL/url-spec.txt The links generated looks like this: ...
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View referrals from one part of my site to another in Google Analytics

I have an online shop with a blog structured this way: Shop: example.com Blog: example.com/blog Both index have the same Google Analytic Code (UA). In the blog I write articles about some products ...
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How can I give FTP access to multiple folders in cPanel?

I am trying to create a FTP account in cPanel, and give it FTP access to multiple directories. There are a lot of folders, but I only want to give the user access to two of them. I know how to give ...
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Redirect root domain to path

Searched all questions by redirect keyword (e.g. 1, 2) but none of them fit my case. I want to redirect my domain (www.example.com) to another (sub-)domain including path and query if possible: www....
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Where in the path may I put the language identifier?

My organization has an SEO Auditor telling us that we need to create subdirectories for languages that we support on our website. That requirement is fine. Our organization's site is comprised of a ...
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IIS Physical Path Incorrect

I have created a WebSite in IIS, with the following correct physical path: d:\inetpub\wwwroot\nameofsite. When i try and browse for this site, I get a 404 resource missing error. From the webserver, ...
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Does it matter for SEO which keyword is first in the URL path? [duplicate]

Does it really matter in SEO if my URL is: https://example.com/test/18-apr-2019/author https://example.com/18-apr-2019/test/author https://example.com/author/test/18-apr-2019 Does it really matters ...
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Putting an ampersand (&) in a webpage's path (via WordPress Yoast) can be problematic?

I consider putting an ampersand (&) in a webpage's path (via WordPress Yoast). I have a webpage with the h1 of "Questions and answers" and I'd like the webpage path to be just q&a (like ...
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Xampp and file paths

I'm having hard time with xampp, it really getting me crazy. I have few installations of WordPress with Roots Template, which was loading without any css, js..etc. And the solution was to delete ...
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Routing and relative paths

CodeIgniter and many other PHP frameworks rout URLs, e.g. if default controller is root.php then both URLs will work website.com/ website.com/root if controller has a function 'login' then this URL ...
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Why would my website suddenly require absolute URLs for CSS?

So for months on this site I've had paths to my CSS files that look like: /css/syles.css and they've worked fine. Today I updated the file and saw my changes weren't being reflected in the browser. ...
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Image path for multilingual site? Can I use same image file without rewriting every URL?

Suppose I wanted my website to have www.aaa.com/bbbb www.aaa.com/th/bbbb The first one is the default language while second one is in Thai. I think I should prepared my folder structure like this : ...
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Does the url path have to be same with the actualy categories we have setup?

Say for example we got an eshop, with a category "car spare parts" that includes a category called "tires" which has our product in there. We have created a menu on the left where the visitor clicks ...
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Should I change the AMP url? (when updating the url for the page itself?)

Let's say I have a page under www.example.com/some/path, and its AMP version is under www.example.com/some/path/amp. If I change the path of the page, let's say to www.example.com/other/path, should I ...
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Google is displaying the URL path with a duplicated domain name in the search results

URL direction path of our sites displayed by Google in the search results looks a little unusual, it's duplicate somehow as www.example.com › https://www.example.com +Title. For example, for "About Us"...
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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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Search engine friendly? index.php/path/to/page

Some content management systems have one entrance file e.g. index.php and depending on what comes after in the URL path, the system knows what data to pull. My question is if search engines index "...
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Disallow dynamic URL paths ending in a common suffix using robots.txt

I want to block Google from crawling the following URLs: https://www.example.com/tonga/posts https://www.example.com/india/posts https://www.example.com/usa/posts https://www.example.com/uae/posts ...
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Google Analytics showing named URL for every page except the home page which only shows a forward slash

My main homepage URL in analytics does not have a name and is just showing as a '/': Every other page on the site is has a name following the '/' for example '/sign-gallery. I am worried that my site ...
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Google Analytics showing the previous page path as the current page

My data shows that for one of my pages, Previous Page Path and the page are the same. After Googling, I see this can be due to page refreshes or uploads. I tried to test this out, by uploading/...
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Should my homepage's url contain the "home" keyword?

I'm thinking about making an SEO improvement. Which URL is better for my homepage? http://example.com/home http://example.com/ Since both URLs provide the same content, should I redirect /home to /,...
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Path Forwarding with cloaking or masking [closed]

I have recently developed a website that allows users to have a sub-domain creation of our online store: www.USERNAME.example.com I need to offer the user the ability to have their own complete ...
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IIS : Test Connection : "Invalid application path"

I have created an application in IIS. Selected the application pool it draws from. But when I 'Test Settings...' I get the error: Test Connection There was an error while performing this operation. ...
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How to allow nonsense characters as web url for example: & * Ö :: and more

I have a database which contain many name with combination of those characters. Once i will reload them, they will become public web url. So that visitor if open this url (its valid??): http://www....
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OpenSTV Integration configuration on Windows IIS server

Although this involves a Drupal site, the question is more at the server level, I think. BACKGROUND: Site uses modules "Election" and "Election OpenSTV Integration, the latter one being involved in ...
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What are pitfalls in SEO when internationalizing a website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Ranking Factors Are Used For International Search? There are 2 basic ways I have been looking into to make a website multilingual: 1. subdirectory/subdomain alias e.g. ...