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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AWstats reports URLs appended to other canonical URLs, why?

I've been running a site for a while now and my AWstats page is starting to present pages with... some sort of endless stream of references to pages. It's a bit bizarre, I'm not sure what's happened.
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When translating a site into multiple languages, can we redirect our original language URLs to include the language identifier and maintain SEO?

We're in the process of localising our website into FR, DE and ES. As part of the current design, all URLs in the website will include the locale e.g. example.com/fr or example.com/es. Our developer ...
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Does adding a canonical URL affect underlying (subdirectory) URLs?

I am uncertain about a certain change. We have the following structure. Domain: ranks for keyword X /main-category (has strong relation to domain name itself and possibly cannibalizes the man domain ...
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How redirect directly to the final domain URL rather than a chain through variations of `www` and `https`?

When I type example.com in the URL it first redirects to http://example.com then to https://example.com and finally to the https://www.example.com (the original address). Why doesn't it straight away ...
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Would Google accept a text sitemap if the URL had a .php extension?

Google accepts a sitemap as .txt file with a list of URLs separated each by a newline. Would Google also allow the same text file format with a .php? Ie.mysitemap.php instead of mysitemap.txt?
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Will lengthening our URLs change how Googlebot crawls our site?

Currently we are using URL fetched from main title of article (55 characters). We are planning to increase title of article up to 100 characters which tends to increase length of URL to 100+. Will ...
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How can I tell if a redirect is still externally linked?

I renamed some of my pages (for consistency), and put this into my .htaccess file: Redirect permanent /old/name https://mysite/new/name It's been a while now, and I'd like to delete that ...
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Weird /'http URL pattern leading to many 404s

I got very weird 404s from the Google Search Console. It shows me some kind of URL mix up and I cannot pinpoint where this pattern comes from. It is a WordPress installation. https://example.com/...
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Making the contents of a Sub Directory appear more prominent

Lets assume that you own a number of zines or small blogs that are all different in theme, and all rest on seperate domains: http://example-one.com . http://example-two.com . http://example-three.com ...
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URL Character Counting - Where to start counting?

I'm rewriting URLs for a website, I know it could affect SEO, but I've no choice but to rewrite them, and 301 redirect the old ones to their new URLs. I want to try to keep the new URLs short and to ...
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Redirecting URL with & without query string?

If I setup a 301 redirect for the first URL path below will that also redirect all the paths below that contain a query string? For example: /6-light-oval-chandelier-espresso?pp=0&epik=...
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Which second separator to use in URL?

I'm already using - as a separator in my URLs, for some reasons I need to add a second one. According to RFC 3986 I can use ., _ and ~. I also have seen some sites using + as a separator. I'm ...
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Finding URLs that redirect to a given website

Is there any way to find all URLs that (permanently) redirect to a given website? E.g. www.ubercab.com redirects to www.uber.com. So I'd want a way to determine that www.ubercab.com redirects without ...
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Change the product URL to a directory and drop the PHP to put articles about the product within its URL structure?

I have a product with url http://example.com/category/product.php. In short will come some blog articles, having urls like http://example.com/category/product/article1/, http://example.com/...
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Can canonical tags be used to make a single page rank for multiple keywords?

I have a website about 'Virtualization' and I want to rank for 'Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Server Virtualization and Network virtualization' keywords. I wrote a long article about these ...
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If i cancel my AdSense account will it also affect my youtube videos for monetizing

I moved to Netherland from Norway i want to change my bank account and all my adres from Norway to Netherland. So, my question is that if I cancel my AdSense account and if I make a new account is ...
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Apache: using mod_ext_filter to output html from custom program

I'm a little stumped. I have a DOS executable that I want to eventually run in my linux apache server. Research has led me to believe using the mod_ext_filter module is my best bet. I decided to ...
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I can't run 2 or more url rewriting rules at once

I was trying to shorten the URL more, but I was removing .php file extension from the URLs using URL rewriting too. I can't run both at the same time. Removing the extensions and trying to shorten ...
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How to point my domain to a my server's IP address and configure it to show my website? [duplicate]

I'm doing website on the Linux server (still learning) And I have on 1 IP address to host many web sites. I will have them separately. For example 104.000.0.000:203 for one website and 104.000.0.000:...
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Should I use Canonical Tag ? I have replaced underscore by hyphen in url

I have created a website in codeigniter. Some urls have underscore eg:demo.com/heritagehome_cochin . so I replaced underscore with hyphen for seo friendy URL by changing routes.php file. My doubt is ...
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Is it problematic to include both decoded and encoded versions of the same directives in robots.txt?

This question is a follow up to this one: Should one hide RTL encoded URLs in robots.txt or not? Is it problematic to include both decoded and encoded versions of the same directives in robots.txt, ...
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Using IIS URL Rewrite module instead of Global.asax for complex redirect rules

We have a legacy ASP.NET website in which complex redirect rules are coded in Global.asax. Actually this logic processes requests with several optional or variable parts like {http|https}://[www.]...
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How to redirect an URL properly using PHP taking SEO into consideration?

Explanation of the problem I want to redirect each page from a non-friendly url to a friendlier one. I've already achieved that using mod_rewrite in an .htaccess file that does send every visitor ...
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How to change the structure of my URLs along with the Sitemap for a live website?

I am changing my website's URL to improve the SEO. The current sitemap contains URLs like this: mysite/browse/1 /* 1 is the ID for fashion */ mysite/browse/2 /* 2 is the ID for real estate */ ...
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Does DNS works for 2 URLs which are pointed to 2 different ports

I do have a Qlik Nprinting application in Azure VM which has 2 web portals running on different ports. In our project, we have configured port numbers for web portals to 443 and 8443. URLs to access ...
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Do search engines understand/follow “buttons” that modify the history, for a SPA application?

Well our website has a very minimal content of itself. It is basically an overview of organizations and an event calendar. Almost all data is "hidden" through dynamic content, and to greatly improve ...
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How I can removie html extensions [duplicate]

I'm new at web development, I have a question, Thank you all for your answers. I made a website with HTML5 and CSS, I Published my website on my website host using FTP (FileZilla Client), But when I ...
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With respect to SEO, is it preferred to use hyphen instead of period in the URL?

I have a complex class on my server side, for example class Car has Properties Make and Model. There is a form that user can fill (Make and Model are input textboxes), then I pass all these inputs as ...
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File Management For SEO URIs

I'm designing the architecture for a new public-facing site. For the most part I do internal systems where URI structure isn't as important (in terms of SEO etc.). This is my usual project setup: |-...
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Optimizing for Same Keyword in 2 Different Regions (US & Canada) - Yes or No?

Background: The same company is operating in 2 regions (US & CANADA). The language is fairly similar except for slight content differences, however, the primary keyword is the same, after ...
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Pagination without pagination URLs - is it bad for SEO?

I've read a few articles about pagination pitfalls but none really describe my situation. I have a products page rendered with ReactJS with about 300 products and pagination (I am also using server-...
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SEO: example.com/keyword1/keyword2 or example.com/keyword1-keyword2 [duplicate]

For search engines, mostly Google, which is better: example.com/keyword1/keyword2 or: example.com/keyword1-keyword2 This specific page has to rank high for keyword 2, and possibly keyword 1 too.
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If a link to my site is sent by a visitor to their friend via email, is this counted as email traffic source in Google Analytics?

Let's say I have tracking set up on my website to capture traffic sources in GA. If someone emails my site to a friend and they click on it, is this counted as an email source? I know an email ...
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How to change the URL of a wordpress website?

By default, my URL was set to example.com/wp/wp-admin instead of the example.com/wp-admin that I used to remember. Also my website's contents show on example.com/wp rather than example.com. How do I ...
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Two websites with same content. Both url not listing in google [duplicate]

I am managing 2 websites of same client. text of both websites are almost same. I have added URL's in google search console even after that it is not listing in google search result. Any solution?
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URL Parameters in GSC contains strange values for recently crawled URLs

I've been fighting the Google canonical page algorithm bug for quite some time. One advice I received is to set GSC URL Parameters to "Every URL", since we use a page generation script with a "page" ...
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invoke a URL Perl script silently, without changing URL visible to client

I've been fighting the Google canonical page algorithm bug for 2+ months. Following various forum advice and suggestions haven't solved it yet, although for sure they've made our website better. One ...
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Do we need slash-separated URLs instead hyphen for better SEO? [duplicate]

Do we need slash-separated URLs instead hyphen for better SEO? In other words, could anyone explain which one is better and why? https://example.com/category/product https://example.com/category-...
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Ajax Request with Push State to Current URL SEO Friendly?

After reading up on getting content indexed in Google that is pulled into a page from an AJAX request, I have found that you can use pushState to change the URL and this will allow Google to find it. ...
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Download a File from a URL [closed]

I am trying to download a file from its URL using Windows Powershell as follows invoke-webrequest -uri "http://www.ead.eurocontrol.int/pamslight/pdf/4e415453/EG/C/EN/AIP/AD/EG_AD_2_EGFF_en" -outfile "...
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How to ignore/redirect all URLs matching a certain string

I am using the WordPress plugin, Timely All-in-One events calendar. Unfortunately it is creating a plethora of duplicate URLs which end in strings like https://www.example.com/events/action~agenda/...
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Nginx + haproxy (or sslh) does not work without trailing slash in URL

Have a setup like the following: haproxy listening on 443 -> nginx listening on 4545 I have also tried this with: sslh listening on 443 -> nginx listening on 4545 This is on ubuntu server For ...
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Website renewed, google still display old url structure [duplicate]

I've a site since 5 years I decide to change it completly and I removed every content on it, and now I'm reuploading everything with some criteria, the problem is I changed even the slugs but google ...
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My webpage is showing strange url on google results [closed]

I'm developing a website for a local school on Wordpress but today noticed someting weird when I look for the page in google this is the result I get: KEELER FORCE ブラック+Creepy Crawler M8090 7.00-16 ...
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SEO: Multilingual website with different subdirectories for each languages [duplicate]

I have a multilingual website with the following structure: example.com <--- Main english version example.com/fr <--- The french version Is it important for SEO reasons to put a ...
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Why do some websites have language specific URLs, when the users still use the .com version?

I'm creating my first multilingual website and I have been looking at examples from other websites. So far I've noticed that many popular websites have a .com version and a kr.example.com or example....
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Domain pointing to a wrong URL after performing a database “search and replace”

Upon migrating a WordPress site from development to production, I used Interconnectit's "Database Search and Replace Script in PHP" to update the site URL from http://dev.example.com to http://example....
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Video thumbnails Issue in SERP just for Unicode URLs

I tested many times and I made sure that Google not interested to show my thumbnails of video when I have URLs with non-English characters. When I rollback canonical and internal links to English ...
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GA Real-Time > content > Page showing same url with different page title

in realtime >content report Some pages showing the different title of the same page, e.g. /logos page actual title is Free Logo Maker ... but its also showing contactus page title for logo similarly ...
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Numerical IDs in URLs optimized for SEO

I'm a server-side developer dabbling in SEO practices for the first time. This question is about getting the url structure right for a web application I'm developing, goal being having some which is ...