Questions tagged [url]

A URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is an address for a file or resource that specifies where that resource is, and how to go about retrieving it.

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Google didn't update the search results after changing a URL with a permanent redirect

I have a simple personal webpage which I use to list my publications and link the corresponding PDFs (I work in academia). Until now, this webpage was hosted by my university: http(s)://...
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Should the URL in the "SeekToAction" Video Schema point to your own site or can it point to Vimeo, Youtube, or another video host?

Google recently launched "SeektoAction" as an addition to the Video Schema, however, what URL you add is not clear. Here is their example: "@type": "SeekToAction", "...
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Is translating an URI completely a good idea?

Today I received a request to translate the URIs of the site I was developing. I am not convinced about the suggested approach because it seems to me error prone. Is translating URI paths a common ...
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When changing domains and renaming pages are redirects really necessary? How long do they need to be in place?

Recently I moved a medium sized site from a domain to another. During the migration the structure of the site (page name/page dependency) changes but site data does not change. I was advised to ...
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Google Analytics: the impact of "Website's URL" in View settings when using a filter to combine path and hostname

I have a Google Analytics view that combines traffic to multiple subdomains. It has an advanced filter set up to view full page URL in reports. As expected when using this filter, when I go to ...
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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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Should I use redirects or create multiple URLs?

I have the scenario where two links should redirect to the same page, similar to the case of Wikipedia where https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ both point to ...
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How can I use Google AdSense on pages that are built dynamically based on user input?

I am trying to display ads on my web pages that have dynamic query parameters. E.g: https://app.example.com/converter?python2code=print%20g&python3code=print(g). Here the ?python2code=print%20g&...
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Canonical after updating to pretty urls

I just updated my site to use pretty URL structures. Old URL: https://digimoncard.io/deck/?deckid=1241 New URL: https://digimoncard.io/deck/green-otk-1241 I've set up my SEO like so: <meta ...
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Does using relative base url href="./second-page" instead of hard coding URL href="https://www.example.com/second-page" affect SEO?

I have created a website recently and was checking if google has indexed my website on google console. My home page is indexed but my other leaf pages connected to my home page are not indexed yet. &...
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Can hashbang (#!) URLs be used to SEO attack a website?

Apparently Google indexes hashbang URLs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDs-MufuiAg Can an attacker link to another website with fictitious hashbang-URLs and use it to hurt that website (if the ...
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Mixed English and Arabic URLs recommended format [duplicate]

I have a global brand that needs localization. I have a single .com domain name, with different language versions in separate directories. Example: domain.com/en/ domain.com/fr/ domain.com/ar/ We're ...
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sitemap submission error [closed]

I am facing the issue of a sitemap error in the google search console. I have submitted the sitemap manually in the search console and submission was successful but further, it is not discovering URLs ...
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Which pages get their own canonical URLs?

I am currently working to improve my site's SEO and I need to use canonical URLs. My doubt is related to which pages need to be canonical. I know for sure that my root home page needs its own ...
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Infinite Scroll with changing URL, Good or Bad for SEO?

I have a website, image gallery, with 10s of thousands of images. When a user makes a request to the website www.example.com he is returned with a paginated results, lets say 20 images. When the user ...
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Multilingual website proper url, how should it look like? [duplicate]

Tell me which option is a proper option and if any of these options has some serious flaw that one should avoid at all costs English website root folder installed main websie www.mainsite.com subsite ...
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For language URLs, should the default language gets its own subdirectory or take the document root?

I'm new in the i18n world, searching online the best structure to deploy my i18n website, I've found two solutions with the subdirectory model: Every language in /locale_code Default language in / ...
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Migrating multisite subsite to a subdirectory WHILE it's content is stored in S3 bucket! Is this hard to do?

So I have installed wordpress multisite in the root directory. Created the main site and a subsite. Images a and content are stored in an S3 bucket. Now once I decide to migrate the subsite somewhere ...
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Wordpress posts with /subdirectory/ in their url, good idea?

so from what I have seen there there are two ways to do this?! Install wordpress in a separate subdirectory Or Create permalinks. Why are permalinks a bad idea? A lot of people say that....
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Is a subdomain home page URL with a trailing slash equivalent to without?

For pesky trailing slashes at the end of URLs, example.com and example.com/ are equivalent. What about subdomain homepages such as support.example.com and support.example.com/? Is it the same rule?
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Best approach for SEO regarding multilingual website [duplicate]

I am creating a multilingual website and I would like what is the best approach regarding SEO: www.example.com/en/test or: www.example.com/test?lang=en
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How to replace '?' and `=` with slashes in a URL using .htaccess?

How to replace ? and = with / in the URL? I think it may be in .htaccess. Example: example.com/public/Micheal-Smith would look like example.com?public=Micheal-Smith if I didn't replace the ? and = ...
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Is UUID-based URL bad?

I'm developing a Q&A site. I'm using uuid for the id of questions, and will use that for the url as well. Question data { "id": "550e8400-e29b-41d4-a716-446655440000", &...
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How can I add an image to a WhatsApp message created from a click on my website through the API?

I want to send an image, text with product URL to WhatsApp from my website when the user clicks on the WhatsApp icon. Currently I can send text with product URL but I don't know how to add a image ...
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How can we troubleshoot why a 404 page doesn't retain its url rather changes to another 404 page of its own?

I am working on a client website for a technical SEO audit for the first time. They have a 404 page where the URL of the missing page is not retained, instead, it goes to a separate 404 page. For ...
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Switching from single to multi language website - indexing problem and lost rank

I have a website which used to be to available in a single language website: French. We wanted to purpose our product in other language (English, Portuguese, Spanish, etc.) First, we have changed the ...
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Is placing the folder after the page in the URL better for SEO?

I read on https://moz.com/learn/seo/url that google prioritizes the folder over the path/page. Which wold mean that a url such as: coffeeshop.example/*home-brew-coffee*/**types** would perform better ...
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How to remove all .html extensions from all pages of site running under Apache?

On a shared hosting environment based on CentOS-Bash, Apache (with Nginx as a "reverse proxy"), PHP and MySQL I host a MediaWiki website. Normally, no webpage has a .html extension. I have ...
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UUID or SLUG first in the url for better ranking? Does it change with canonicals?

I'm faced with a decision with creating my paths and not sure which would have the best ranking approach. example.com/product/[slug]-[uuid] example.com/product/[uuid]-[slug] example.com/product/[slug]...
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SEO - Google select a another domain at canonical url

I have a problem with my domain for selected canonical url by google. I have a vps for my website with apache. I created a redirect for website ip, but some domains have my ip in DNS and redirect to ...
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A safe way to internationalize a site [duplicate]

I'm about to add another (second) language to a site. I considered a number of options: Top level domains/subdomains/path. The first option seems to be rather for multi-regional sites, which is not ...
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What are clean URLs --- What makes a URL clean?

There is this terminology of "clean"/"short"/pretty" URLs. What makes a URL this way? Is it the lack of a Cname value such as www.? Is it the lack of query string variables ...
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Will adding parameters to URLs with JavaScript to pass information to Google Analytics affect SEO?

I have written some simple js/php that adds WordPress taxonomies and categories of posts to the urls of blog posts so that we can search in google analytics which posts with matching taxonomies are ...
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Swapping Primary URLs between two sites

We have two sites and need to swap the primary URLs. URLone.com is a landing page that links to URLtwo.com, which is a full website. We now want the Full website to have URLone.com as it's primary URL,...
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Using sub_filter command in Nginx by specifying its starting values

Seems like an odd request but I'm wondering if it's possible to alter values in nginx just by specifying several of its values. I've proxied my business website through nginx so I can have different ...
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How to change setup URL of pages to end with / [closed]

I thought that example.com/about/ would serve index.html located in a directory called about, but if I change the address of the website to example.com/about/index.html, that page doesn't exist. I ...
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SEO friendly best practice for putting id and title in different language

I know there are very similar questions like this, but I didn't find the best answerer. I have url like site.com/:id1/:id2/:id3 For having best result in SEO, someone told its better to put titles in ...
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Is it OK for SEO to keep same URLs on new site without redirecting even though the site was down for a while?

Is it OK to keep the exact URL from my old site into my brand new site without redirecting? Those pages had a 404 while the site was under construction. I really not sure what's the best way. I only ...
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How can I find and remove WordPress malware resulting in URLs with this styling: / top:0; left:-9999px

I'm breaking my head for 2 days with this one, and would appreciate some extra thoughts. These links are found in wp-content/cache/wp-rocket .html files only, while they are not present on the actual ...
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Can't access the website which is on and working with only one device (PC) [closed]

Around 2 weeks ago I suddenly became unable to use my university's classroom website from my PC. My PC is the only device having problem, I can freely access it from my phone or laptop. Website url is,...
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Keyword in URLs vs. short URLs

My website is all about long holidays. This brings me to the following dilemma: is it better to have "long-holidays" in nearly all URLs of the website or not, given that it will make the ...
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Is it necessary or worth to use post id in url structure? [duplicate]

Im using wordpress . I have seen many websites that use combination of numerical id and slug (postname) on their URL Structures ( hybrid URL ) : site.com/id/post-name and similar structure for their ...
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What is the effect of Enhancing the content and Change URL auto 301 redirect in WordPress

I have some articles that ranked on the first page but with a long URL and Title and need to reformat with the same content but organize the post structure and may need to get steps up and move others ...
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Is it OK for SEO to use a number for the URL path rather than a slug of ugly percent encode international characters that don't redirect properly?

I’m using WordPress with RTL|UTF8|Persian content. When I use the example.com/post-name permalink structure, I have two problems: When I change the post URLs, it creates redirect problems. (I don't ...
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Is inconsistent URL structure bad for SEO?

I work for a site and I don't know why the content team did this, but here is an example: example.com/food/italian is a page that contains links to Italian recipes, such as: example.com/italian-food/...
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SEO-friendly way to pass multiple values in a URL parameter

What is the correct/recommended way from a SEO point of view to pass multiple parameter values for a single key in a URL. e.g. my online store sells the watches that I'd like filtering using facets ...
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nginx https ip address to domain redirect

My website is pretty messed up: it shows up as an IP address in the google search results (https). I want to redirect this to my domain, but when I couldn't figure out how to redirect https to my ...
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My website doesn't provide 404 errors

My website doesn't provide 404 errors. If you were to type in: clientsforcounsellors.com/dlkforiereg or pretty much any gibberish page that doesn't exist, you'd be redirected to my home page. Why ...
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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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Two subages on one website with almost identical content

I'm creating a website that is comparing stuff, let's say it compares programming languages for the sake of explaining my question. I'm building a structure where the url/slug will contain the two ...

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