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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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what is the difference between ./ and no slah in a url? [on hold]

i extracted links from a webpage using jsoup parser. while normalising the extracted links, some links started with single dot followed by single slash (./) ,and some links started without a dash. ...
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When I search for a 301 redirected domain Google shows a message from GoDaddy rather than following the 301 redirect

I have a domain name registered at Godaddy. I also have a website that I created at Google Sites. I forward the URL to go to the Google Site. I did this using the Godaddy Domain Manager Forwarding ...
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Remove old version of the site from Google index

I had a website with a few static pages and hundreds of products, it was indexed for quite a long time. A little while ago I've launched a brand new version of this site. The structure is the same, ...
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Can I reuse a URL after it's used for a 301 redirect?

Is it possible to 301 redirect a page and then reuse the redirected URL again in the future? What are the disadvantages of using the old link? For example: www.example.com/contact 301 redirect to ...
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Is there a benefit of specifying the canonical URL for the homepage, or can search engines figure out common index, www, and https variants?

Currently I am considering adding a canonical tag onto the homepage of my website as there appear to be a few other URLs that Google and other search engines are picking up on. Realistically the ...
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Is a URL structure with a directory that contains all posts better than a shorter URL structure?

I recently read that shorter URLs rank higher in the search results, but I suspect it might also have an SEO advantage to sort posts, topics, etc... into folders. Do you recommend shorter URLs, for ...
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Mask a subdomain as subfolder and allow access from only from the folder URL

I have serviceX.example.com and I don't want to move everything, I want to mask the URL so visitors and search engines see example.com/serviceX instead of the original/real location. I don't want ...
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How do I structure my progressive web app in a way that makes it easy for search engines to find user generated content?

Super noob-ish question I'm sure, but this is the my first time building a consumer facing web app. To avoid getting closed for duplication, this question is very specifically for React + GraphQL. I'...
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How can I migrate a single page application to a site with many URLs for SEO?

I will be migrating a single page application (SPA) to a normal URL structured site. Usually I would map the old URLs to the new URLs and use 301 redirects to the relevant URLs. In this case, that ...
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Point multiple domains to single page, with unique button based on source domain

I'm a software dev, but I'm green when it comes to web development and domain management. Let's say I've registered some domains: apples.example bananas.example cherries.example ...and [with a ...
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How can I substitute our site name in the place that the URL usually appears in the Google search results?

Below is a screen shot of a query on Google. The URL usually appears where the green text is. How do you control what that says? For my specific site it displays the URL. I want to put my business ...
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Magento 1 adds a trailing slash at the end of CMS page

I am using Magento 1.9 and I have a problem with one of my CMS pages. I found out that the page is available under two versions: www.example.com/MyCMSpage www.example.com/MyCMSpage/ I am not sure ...
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How do several URLs become grouped under one roof in search results? [duplicate]

Sometimes in the search results, especially for brand names (even for not so well-known names) the main URL comes in the result encapsulating several secondary URLs, just like in the image below. I'...
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Google is indexing a useless page for each image uploaded to my WordPress site

I found that when I create a blog post and insert images, WordPress automatically generates page for each one. When I check index status in Google with a site: search, I see 4 to 5 or more pages for ...
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Is it bad for SEO to 301 redirect the homepage URL to a deeper URL?

For some reason we need to 301 redirect homepage URL to another URL for a while. Eg: we would use a 301 redirect from www.example.com to www.example.com/a-catgory/b-catgory we would add a canonical &...
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Google has is linking to the old e-commerce store which is 404 not found, what's the process for updating the URL in the search results?

My parents have an e-commerce website and they're pretty high in Google results. If you Google one of their products, their store is showing up on the first page but links to an old URL https://www....
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Will be a identical title for the same url with different parameters known as duplicate title?

As you know google will punish you when two different pages of your website have the same "title". Now I want to know, is having "questions list" title for these pages known as duplicate titles? ...
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Best way to rewrite URL? [duplicate]

Which one of the following URLs has the best influence on SEO? http://example.com/post-ID/ http://example.com/title-of-this-post http://example.com/post-ID/title-of-this-post http://example.com/...
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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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Should one use umlaute in translated URLs?

I have found at When translating a site go with URLs in Chinese or English? that The URLs should be in the same language as the content. If you want a Chinese URL, it's pretty clear that you go ...
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Why am I receiving request with h/randomNumber.html

Recently, I've been receiving request spikes from requests of the form example.com/h/<randomNumber>.html Each time the random number is consistent (per 24 hours). On Google analytics I'll ...
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SEO URL structure [duplicate]

I'm in the process of restructuring some of the content on a site (specifically the URL structure) so that it is formatted best for SEO. The section of the site that I am restructuring is a parts ...
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SEO - localized url - best pattern [duplicate]

I want to support languages (fr,en,de). My home page: https://example.com/ (content localized based on webBrowser settings) Language selection links available to set language in a cookie: http://...
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How to have .htaccess display 404.html for child pages

I am working on a website example.com that has an error page example.com/404.html. Here's my entire .htaccess file (Apache): # Forces HTTPS RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on RewriteRule ^(....
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Is there an advantage for a completely dynamic mobile site opposed to having some pages at separate mobile URLs and some pages dynamic?

We are serving both mobile and desktop platforms through a single domain. In case of mobile, we append /m at end of the domain. In some cases, pages are served dynamically. Common URL for both the ...
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Type of URL to choose for different activities [duplicate]

I'm doing 2 totally different activities under one name and I would like to create a website for both under one domain name. For example, the website will be example.com. How should I arrange it ...
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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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Why hide .NET URL extensions and make them appear to be .html?

I'm new to the web engineering and I have done some searching for URL/Domain masking. In my company, my HOD asked one question during meeting and wants the answer in the next meeting. He asked that ...
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How to verify all four variants of the URL to Google Search Console for Shopify?

How to verify all four variants of the URL to Google Search Console for Shopify? I have a main variant with www. It's conected with the Analitycs (this one shows the data), but Google Search Console ...
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Error in SEO Friendly URL [closed]

I have below url structure http://example.com/blog.php?blogURL=user-already-has-more-than-max_user_connections-active-connections and I want to below http://example.com/blog/user-already-has-more-...
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Is it correct to redirect the old site to the new domain and the further redirect for new URL capitalization?

I am wondering whether this setup is correct. I have a website running HTTP domain1.example and I redirect links to domain2.example using a 301 redirect. domain2 works fine but I decided to ...
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Page Rank: Is it okay for /general-content/ to also have all the content that is on /general-content/specific-content/?

I'm building some pages with before-and-after photo galleries on them, and I'm trying to figure out the best site structure that would yield the highest ranked pages. There is a page called /before-...
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Should I aim for Shorter links or Categorically accurate links?

I'm currently in the process of migrating a site. I have some example links like this: example.com/pricing/ example.com/contact/ example.com/about/ example.com/about/person-a/ example.com/about/...
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Different words on page title than in URL for SEO purposes

May I benefit (or not, or be punished) in my SEO rankings if I use different words on my URL than on the page's title? For instance: Page Title: Our Offices URL: https://example.com/heavy-duty-...
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Best SEO URL Structure : Filter product list by multiple tags

Which url is better for SEO (google)? separate tags like sub folders with slash "/": 1) shop.com/product-category-1/tags/product-tag-1/product-tag-2 separate with characters plus "+" underscore "_" ...
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Is hashbang in URL still SEO friendly in 2018?

I have seen old posts that say you can make sure your website is crawled by Google crawlers if you add #! in it. E.g. www.example.com/guns#!colt. But those posts are way old from 2014. And I've also ...
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Why Using sha or likewise key in file or Image Urls? [closed]

As I'm new and do not have much insight about security what I have found while scraping websites using scrapy and such tools is that most of the websites like google while naming there image or other ...
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Multiple keywords in SEO friendly URL [duplicate]

I have a website with the domain as ‘domain.tld’. I have a product let’s call it as ‘Name A’. The product is used for purpose say ‘Purpose 1 software’. Now I need to optimise the SEO of the product ...
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Noticing a lot of crawl errors in Google Search Console for pages that never existed on our site

I recently began work on an existing Wordpress website that was extensively revamped 3 months ago. https://thedoctorwithin.com. I'm a bit new to Wordpress, so I thought I should reach out to some of ...
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Broken links in wordpress due to .htaccess

I was playing around with the .htaccess file on my site, and though the homepage works. All links are broken, showing 404 error. I also cannot click on anything but the homepage. If it matters here ...
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Changing canonical URL impact on SEO

I have a website with multiple URLs to the same content: /dog/black/labrador /dog/brown/labrador ... whereas the /black/ or /brown/ hierarchy can be anything and will always show the same page and ...
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What's the best practice URL Path with multiple occurences of the same parameter?

Case User searches on a website for "cake" and filters the results via two categories: "united states" and "germany". Researched best practices SEO relevant and as short as possible URL if possible ...
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Arabic or Persian language in url for SEO [duplicate]

I need some SEO advice about how to make an SEO friendly URL structure when the site is in Arabic or Persian. Should I use translated English; or Arabic or Persian in the URL path? I ask because ...
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Would there be any SEO implications, if I had a URL, which did not fully reflect a page's Directory Path?

URL example: www.example.com/floral-canvas-prints/daffodil-canvas-prints Let's say I am looking to implement the above Product Category URL. It is fairly clear that the page would be about 'Floral ...
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Remove non-existent language directory from URLs under nginx

I've got URLs like this: /lang/path-to-file.ext and I want to remove the "lang" because it doesn't exist: /path-to-file.ext How do I do that on an nginx server?
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URL Structure for web apps with marketing homepage

I've been researching the URL structures for web apps that have a marketing homepage. For example... Example 1 The homepage lives on www.productname.com and the application on app.productname.com ...
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What canonical URL should be used for sub-pages? The sub-page itself, the home page,or something else?

I was wondering what canonical url to use for my site's pages other than the home page. For example, if I have https://example.com/page-1, which should I use: https://example.com/page-1 https://...
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Is it ok to have a Child Category appear in multiple Parent Categories?

I am currrently looking at creating the following URL: www.example.com/floral-canvas-prints/daffodils This is pretty self explanatory. A user would expect the above URL to take them to a product ...
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Do search engines have a preference to URL structures, when dealing with product variants?

Lets say, I have an 'Abstract Daffodil' painting. As such, the product would fit into both of the following Product Category URLs: www.example.com/floral-canvas/daffodils www.example.com/floral-...
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URL translation for multilingual website [duplicate]

I'm developing a multilingual website (with two languages). I noticed the most sites only change the language code of URL. Example: http://example.com/en/article http://example.com/pt-br/article ...