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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Forward domain to a specific port and IP while using the forwarded domain in the URL

I have 2 domains. One is hosted with google domains and the other with Namecheap. I don't really care which one I use as the primary or if I even end up using 2 for my purposes. I would like to be ...
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Redirecting bare domain to www doesn't when specifying http/https scheme

I've recently uploaded a website on a domain via Firebase hosting. Using the domain registrar (NameCheap) I've also applied a 301 redirect rule (via NameCheap. It's called "URL redirect record&...
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Is a URL with querystring SEO friendly? [duplicate]

I have developed a CMS that works with ID in urls. http://example.com/content/?id=10 My customers asked me to add keywords in URLs to be seo firendly. I am not sure if there is a certain definition ...
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Which special characters are safe and unreserved to use in the complete URL?

After reading these answers and some Googling I couldn't find a precise answer. RFC states that these characters are unreserved "-" | "_" | "." | "!" | "~&...
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Can a webpage differ in content if 'http' is changed to 'https' or if 'www.' is added after 'http://' (or 'https://')?

When I use the Python package newspaper3k package and run the code import newspaper paper = newspaper.build('http://abcnews.com', memoize_articles=False) for url in paper.article_urls(): print(url)...
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URL structure: expanding an international existing website with an E-commerce

Picture the following existing international website: https://www.example.com/ https://www.example.be/ https://www.example.be/fr https://www.example.be/nl https://www.example.be/de https://www....
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index vs a-specific-url [duplicate]

As we all know, the URL has some importance in SEO. Should I try to rewrite (or redirect) the index page to a specific-name? For example: index.php to white-cats-are-cute.php (This is regardless of ...
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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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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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Showing more text with JavaScript - Google and SEO aspects

I have a page with several lists. Each list has "Read more" button or link. When clicking the "Read more", additional elements are added to the list (sometimes by just changing the ...
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Can I change Non-ASCII URLs using redirects without hurting SEO?

I know that google can handle Non-Latin characters in URLs and for my research, I know that in many cases SEO experts advised being used for localized websites. Unfortunately, these non-Latin URLs ...
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How are these URLs highlighting text?

I've noticed some web URLs link to a web page with highlighted text. This appears to be controlled by an escape sequence in the URL of the form #:~:text=StartText,EndText, where StartText indicates ...
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Responding '404' for subdirectories is bad practice?

I had URLs like this: example.com/post/dkKE_wd3jJ For SEO reasons I decided to add some text: example.com/post/dkKE_wd3jJ/best_funny_videos But I noticed that the alphanumeric ID looks weird in front,...
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Google, old site pages indexed. How i can remove old pages gracefully?

I have create a new version of a site: new HTML structure, new styles, images, etc. The content of the site is the same (text are changed but the "concepts" are the same). This is the actual server ...
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standard of language code format in url address

I am working currently on rebuilding a platform that is targeting local companies within the country. It should be localised and available in couple of languages. I inspected couple of big companies ...
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SEO URL Behind Login That May/May Not Require Payment Structure

I have the following parent URL: example.com/courses/course_name/ Currently, that parent URL can be accessed without a login. When a user is logged in, and they try to access a video child URL, 2 ...
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URL with same file name for pages affects SEO?

I have a site that has the multiple products with the same file name for the product pages. Example: https://wwww.example.com/product1/page.php https://wwww.example.com/product2/page.php Each of ...
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URL structure for specific years in blog

I have an URL like this one for an article with a good traffic. example.com/best-x-for-2019 Now I want to update the content to 2020. I have made the mistake of having the year in slug for the first ...
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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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On Netlify, how do I redirect a URL wildcard to that parent directory?

I have URLs I want to redirect to their parent folder/directory: /hats-category/hats1 /hats-category/hats2 /hats-category/cool-hats Rule looks like this: /hats-category/* /hats-category So I can ...
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With WordPress multi-language site in English and Spanish, Google doesn't index the URLs with the /es/

I have launched a website with English and Spanish languages. I've done it using WordPress multi-language (WPML), but I'm having a lot of problems indexing and ranking the Spanish URLs, which appear ...
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Can I create a keyword subdirectory for my home page to help SEO?

My website consists of an English-language Homepage (my index.html file), and a German and Russian translation of this page (de.html + ru.html), which are accessible through a button on the top-right. ...
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Will /blog/ at the start of the URL path for my WordPress articles help SEO?

I have a WordPress website for a business. And they have many pages, Custom Posts, etc. And they do have a Blog also. At present their blog urls are like this: Main page for blog: example.com/blog ...
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Is it possible to create a short URL that redirects to a longer URL if that short URL currently doesn't exist?

I've a URL that's very long. I need to put the URL into a hardcopy format but it looks ridiculous on paper. The URL performs well so changing it is not on the cards. Would it be possible to write a ...
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allow users to post url schems that not http/https?

i have a blog comment section where users write their website and a comment about it and it is shown like this <a href="https://example.com">Website</a> <br> <span>my website ...
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Need two pages with different URL inside Required Step for GA Goal

Have a funnel starting with an A/B test through Google Optimize. Actually I have a redirect test because I'm testing two pages that already exist. Because of that I need a GA Goal set as a funnel, ...
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SEO advantages of having content in a WordPress subpage?

I'm creating a WordPress-Website for a massage parlor. The website is in German (I'm from Switzerland). I decided to not have a hub page for "services" but have the two main service "categories" ...
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Blocked URL in Bing still showing up in search results

I am trying to block a URL from showing up in search results. I am the webmaster for the site, and the content has been deleted. I used the "block URL" link 2 days ago and the URL is still showing ...
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Is it possible to mask a URL? [duplicate]

When a user goes to the site and request the following page: myworld.com/blog is it possible to deliver the contents from /blog/ from a different server which is the physical location for blog.myworld....
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Is it a good or a bad SEO practice to create a same URL with different directory?

We have a website with many different modules. Currently we are trying to implement the "Related Questions" SERP Feature for our FAQs page. Eg: There are two pages example.com/xyzservice.htm & ...
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How can I ensure that Google finds and indexes dynamically created URLs for user generated content?

I have blog site and I generate different URLs for each post like, example.com/p/14324123512 example.com/p/53452313212 How does Google find these variable URLs and index them? If google cant find it,...
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URL SEO /id/slug VS. /slug-id [duplicate]

Where to put unique ID in URL of a database-driven website for best SEO? In short, I was wondering about which is best for good SEO? https://example.com/articles/{id}/{slug} https://example.com/...
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Redirect in .htaccess when page numbers are both in a query parameter and in the path

My blog is creating duplicate pagination, and Google understands this as duplicate content. How to 301 redirect pagination as in the following examples? https://example.com/page/33?page=34 to: https:/...
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I am looking for a way to set noindex tags on all the string filters parameters

I don't want to use robots.txt for this. Any PHP code or any .http access lines will work like a charm. Now I show you what types of urls I want to eradicate. https://www.example.com/search-gadgets/?...
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How to add trailing slashes to links in my pages from .htaccess in addition to the redirects I've implemented?

I've recently appended the trailing slash at the end of the URL by using this .htaccess code: #add trailing slashes RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(.*)/$ RewriteRule ^...
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How to use the same base url prefix for category and product pages in Woocommerce?

I checked out this article https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/removing-product-product-category-or-shop-from-the-urls/ which explains that it is not good to remove the product and category bases ...
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Do subdirectory URLs need to work for SEO if there are other URLs within that subdirectory? Does time of indexing subdirectory matter in search result

I have a website where I built a sub-folder structure on my links, like this: /category/city/postname Does it matter if /category/city doesn't have a page, even if there is no link to it on the ...
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Have Google index different languages at the same URL instead of just the default (English)

I have a multilingual PHP site. I have set English as the default language. The language changes automatically according to the browser settings. If it is French, the site will be seen in French. ...
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Two Equivalent Percent-encoded URLs, Google selects One as Canonical?

I have the following two URL's (Please note that URL 1 contains comma, while URL 2 contains encoded %2C): https://example.com/hotels_page/Cleveland,%20OH,%20USA/Safe%20Hotels%20near%20University%...
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Is it worth handling SEO friendly URLs that might change over time? Or should I use generic ones that will not change?

I will use SEO friendly URL slugs for my website pages. But I would like to know how far should I go down this road. My specific question is about whether I should be choosing SEO friendly URL's ...
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Which of these URL is better for SEO? [duplicate]

I am trying to restructure our website that is focus on Healthcare and could you please help me which of these two decisions for URL is better for SEO ? we present best providers for any healthcare ...
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What to do to recover after deploying a new shopping cart / site and Google smacks you?

I recently deployed a reworked online store that was previously built with a system that suddenly went out of business. It was a rush and I ended up with new URLs for all products with even some ...
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Home page title updated to fix a misspelling but Google still has the error

So recently I found that there was a misspelling on the URL title for my business in the google search and I fixed it within WordPress but it has updated on google yet, there is still that error. Does ...
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Does having the trailing slashes after the end of the urls affect the rank? [duplicate]

Recently I have set up trailing slashes into all my urls. I'm redirecting all the plain urls to the slash one, So I wanna know if sudden change have an affect over the Google ranking. Will Google try ...
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Handling extended Latin characters in URLs correctly with PHP and percent-encoding

I am currently tying myself up in knots over URL percent-encoding of extended Latin characters. Step 1 of 4 I have the following URL: https://example.com/fußgängerbrücke/ The offline folder name (...
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Will it hurt SEO to redirect a friendly alternate domain for marketing?

A client has a really long hyphenated domain. I can't do anything about this. Although we are looking at new domains too, if that is a better solution. Need a friendly URL for marketing, for ...
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Should extended Latin characters in urls (ü, ö, etc.) be percent-encoded as standard?

I'm putting together an English language site which contains its own German translation (don't worry, I've lived in Germany and I have a degree in Germanic and Slavonic Studies, it's proper German...)....
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Redirect 301 issue with URLs containing question marks [duplicate]

I'm trying to do some basic point to point redirects using 301 redirect 301 with a .htaccess. All is going well but there is one type of URL that is not happy. I'm trying to go from: http://www....
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How do we stop Google Bot from crawling the paginated pages? [duplicate]

I just don't want to index paginated pages in the search result. I see there are already some pages like this one www.example.com/page/18/ being indexed. Maybe I can try setting a canonical Url but ...
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Adding IDs to urls to open up namespace - SEO considerations?

I'm working with a site that has millions of pages along the lines of: domain.com/entity/John_Smith domain.com/entity/Google domain.com/entity/HTML One of the problems is that particularly for ...

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